Hidden Bend Retreat, Romney West Virginia

Romney, WV

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pizza Oven Arch

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 I originally made it in one piece but then cut it in to two pieces so I could remove the screws from the joint and allow it to be pulled out of the hole, I hope.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.

Here's a picture of the pavilion as we made our way down after the fire was going.

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