Beef, chicken, and seafood are not the only things you can cook outdoors. Pizza can be cooked outdoors also. Outdoor pizza ovens are sold in stores and online. With some sandstone arches and brickwork, you can convert a basic oven into an outdoor focal point, and who thought there wasn’t anything else more exciting to do with pizza! Family and friends will enjoy delicious pizza al fresco and you can experiment with the many delicious pizza recipes.
You will need:
Step 1: Find a level spot outdoors for the oven. Follow the precautions and special instructions included in the oven kit. Set up the base of the oven according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Place the frame of the oven and any included components in their desired spots. The front edge on the lower oven base should hang over the oven frame by an inch. Use screws to secure the base to the frame.
Step 2: Mix concrete, water, and sand according to the concrete instructions. Set up a row of bricks around the base perimeter and lay these with the mortar and trowel.
Step 3: Under each lower door and under the oven components, lay one course of bricks in a soldier style, which is vertically so the narrow side is exposed.
Step 4: Continue bricking the front of the components and doors, maintaining ½-inch thickness on grout lines.
Step 5: Use the oven frame as your guide to attach the lower sandstone arches above the doors, cutting the adjacent bricks for a correct fit if required.
Step 6: Lay bricks around the remainder of the base, ensuring that the rear ventilation areas remain open.
Step 7: Install the top section of the oven onto the base and secure it with screws. Make sure the tabs located on the side of the base fit into the slots on the underside of the oven dome.
Step 8: Create a stone arch above the door of the oven using the caulk. Mortar joints between stones to create a uniform appearance.
Step 9: Attach the chimney for the oven and secure it with screws. Follow the kit instructions to attach the doors.
Step 10: Install a countertop surface of your choosing.