Friday, September 11, 2009

Cob Oven Update

We got to this stage yesterday. The fire bricks are resting on a bed of sand, and more or less level, but with a slight slope toward where the door will be. Our next step is to build a dome of sand (which will define the oven space) and then a cob shell over the sand. Actually, this shell won't have any straw in it, so I guess it's not exactly cob.
We're planning to then scoop the sand out of the shell and build a fire inside to harden the shell. Once that's done there are two more layers to add (and maybe some plaster), then it's pizza time.

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