Summer is here, which means that outdoor cooking season is in full swing. The light evenings, warm weather, and blue skies make these months the perfect time to entertain friends and family by throwing al fresco dinner parties, potlucks, and cookouts. When you’re bored of your grill, and are looking for a new summer cooking project, this homemade wood-fired pizza oven is your new best friend.
Building a pizza oven in your backyard may sound like an incredibly daunting task, but honestly it’s so much easier than you would think. You don’t need to have any specialized construction skills, and the only equipment you’ll really need is bricks, sand, and cement, for a spectacular and durable pizza oven to be all yours.
If it’s sounding too much like hard work for your liking, just imagine how much use you’ll get out of it: Freshly made pizzas will become a staple weeknight dinner, and you’ll soon be branching out to cook all your meals in the wood-fired oven. Roast meats, seafood, vegetable stews, and homemade loaves of bread are all even more delicious than normal when cooked over the heat of burning wood. We promise this DIY oven will get put to great use. Read on to follow the step-by-step guide to build your own pizza oven, right in your own backyard.
Thanks to North Shore Fire Place and Digital Third Coast for creating these step-by-step graphics. You can find the original piece here.