More progress on the oven but I've proved I'm not a mason. Used some of the leftover block from the fireplace build to add a decorative arch to the front of the oven. Here's a picture with the form in place to hold up the arch as it dries. Hopefully it will still be there when I look later this morning.
I had a bit of trouble getting the mortar to stay in place but hoping I'll be able to add a skim coat to the joints to improve the look once the form is pulled out today.The black piece of wood on the form is what I used to hold the form together. I originally made it in one piece but then cut it in to two pieces so I could remove the screws from the joint and allow it to be pulled out of the hole, I hope.
It was so cool yesterday morning that we built a fire in the outside fireplace and had coffee before the day really started. Sparky, Jasmine, Deago, and Waylon all joined us as well.
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- Guesthouse Crawlspace Footings Poured
- First Food from the Oven!
- Swing for the Patio
- TIle on the Pizza Oven
- Guesthouse Crawlspace Excavation
- Pizza Oven, Second Coat of Stucco
- Oven Curing
- Pizza Oven Stucco
- Guest House Staked for Excavation
- First Fire in the Pizza Oven
- Pizza Oven Arch
- Sparky Adopted
- Pizza Oven Progress
- Septic Completed
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