Hudson, Massachusetts: Custom Commercial Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

June 3, 2012 by , under Fire Works Masonry News.

Fire Works Masonry working with friends at Iron Hammer Stoneworks recently completed a large, custom wood-fired commercial pizza oven in Hudson, MA. The picture below shows the completed oven firebrick core.

Massachusetts Wood Fired Pizza Oven Complete Core

The oven begins with an insulated base pad, followed by the start of the firebrick core. The large oven floor measures 9ft wide by 5ft deep.

Hudson Massachusetts Wood Fired Pizza Oven Base

The oven floor is built using 12″x12″ firebrick tiles. The photo below shows the floor tiles cut to size before installation inside the oven core.

Hudson Massachusetts Wood Fired Pizza Oven Firebrick Floor Tiles

The base firebrick course and oven floor are completed.

Massachusetts Wood Fired Pizza Oven Firebrick Floor

Massachusetts Hand Built Wood Fired Pizza Oven

The oven walls continue as the vault closes in. Temporary wood forms are inserted to support the vaulted ceiling during construction.

Massachusetts Wood Fired PIzza Oven Firebrick Core

A stainless steel angle iron spans the wide door opening.

Massachusetts Commercial Wood Fired Pizza Oven Core

The vaulted ceiling approaches the closing final course.

Massachusetts Commercial Wood Fired Pizza Oven

The vaulted ceiling is completed.

Massachusetts Commercial Wood Fired Oven Complete Core

The chimney transition is completed. The chimney will transition to a double wall, metal pipe chimney as it exits the restaurants ceiling.

Massachusetts Commercial Wood Fired Oven Complete Core

A steel harness is constructed around the oven to resist the outward thrust of the vaulted ceiling.

Massachusetts Commercial Wood Fired Oven Complete Core Steel Harness

Once the steel harness is completed, the wooden forms are removed from inside the oven. Below is a view into the spacious oven from the door opening.

Massachusetts Commercial Wood Fired Oven Inside Complete Core

The picture below shows the large oven floor space, shot from one end of the oven. The door opening and chimney throat can be seen on the right.

Massachusetts Wood Fired Commercial Pizza Oven

The firebrick core is tightly wrapped with 4″ of ceramic wool insulation. The insulation retains the heat of the fire within the oven core. The ceramic wool blanket is wrapped with metal lathe and then a rough coat of stucco is applied.

Massachusetts Commercial Wood Fired Oven Insulation and Rough Stucco Coat

Below, the oven core and rough shell are ready for the final facing work.

Massachusetts Commercial Wood Fired Oven Complete Stucco Core

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Basking Ridge, NJ: Outdoor 27″x36″ Vaulted Wood-Fired Oven

May 11, 2012 by , under Fire Works Masonry News.

Fire Works Masonry recently completed an outdoor wood fired oven for a bread and cooking enthusiast. One of the first curing fires begins to warm the oven in the photo below.

Th oven firebrick core and insulation are faced with a combination of bluestone and limestone facing.

The wood fired oven compliments our clients new pavilion and outdoor kitchen.

The oven firebrick core has a 27″ x 36″ rectangular cooking floor. The ceiling of the oven is a vaulted arch, with a steel frame for reinforcement.

The picture below shows the firebrick floor and vaulted arch ceiling.

The oven has custom redwood doors for the lower wood storage area as well as for the oven. The upper door is insulated to lock heat into the oven after the fire is out.

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