We did it! Or, rather Key (hubby) did it! As you go over the pictures, some ovenbuilders may smack their heads in disbelief shock, as, he winged the entire thing, only throwing cursory glances to the books I got, the plan, and, pictures I googled. He also discouraged me hanging around while he was building, though, he appreciated the cold drinks I made.
The first brick was 14 April, and, he didn't have that much time to spend on the oven. To date, we have yet to have a permanent roof and an inner door. But, we can't wait! 2 small fires have been started to progressively dry out the oven...The Big One will be TOMORROW! Key went and bought store-marinated (duh!) tandoori chicken wings...LD's naan recipe couldn't have been more timely!
Looks shabby, doesn't it? At that point, hubby was really considering abandoning the brick oven for a BBQ pit.
106cm x 170cm was as big as the table could get. Somebody refused to move the garden lamp, and, the other side has our pond's sand filter. Looks like the oven is going to be wide instead of deep.