Alan Scott 6'x8' oven building start

preparation for a 18 cm high foundation, arround 3,6 Tfresh foundationDry foundationside wallsFilling the baseGlass insulation layer in progressHeart Slab first step

 Hello everyone,

last week we start a huge project in our cafe/bakery, we start to build an Alan Scott 6'x8' based design oven, hear we gonna a post step by step how is the construction, I hope useful for all.




This sounds great franc! If you'd like, keep editing your first post and uploading photos there. And I will work on formatting your images so that they display in a 'step by step' format.


 Sure! Thank you!

 Thank you, cant wait for the photos and good luck!


Looks good franc. What made you decide to fill the base with dirt, rather than leaving it as a hollow chamber?

actually it just occured to me that you have the option of removing the dirt once the hearth slab has set. In that case the dirt would be there just as formwork for the concrete. We didn't have this option with our oven as it is suspended above a celler; timber forms were used.

 I just combine the traditional arabian ovens with a round dome construction than full fill the base, in this ovens the vermiculite and cement layer is exchange with a brown sugar layer, glass layer, salt layer and clay layer just before the bricks of the heart.

We fill full for make more easy the construction, and we have a sand for free, I have a lot of space and do not need the down oven chamber, only make a good insulation for the sand don`t take de heat of the oven.

Brown sugar? Salt? As part of the insulation? Brilliant franc!

in this video you can see how is made a traditional oven

Almost like making a cake? What an amazing video and oven building technique.

Franc when were these techniques first adapted for use with Alan Scott style ovens?

Was there a traditional oven that resembled the Alan Scott shape or design?

I already put the glass layer for make a more strong insulation on the heart slab.