Brick Oven Construction Details

Step 1 - Foundation Preparation

Base of brick oven is prepared by digging four holes below frost line. Rebar is laid into the holes and around the surface area.

Provides superior foundation stability and
prevents settling of the foundation.

Foundation Preparation in Illinois for Brick Oven Illustrated by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL

Step 2 - Concrete Foundation
Concrete Foundation Poured in Illinois for Brick Oven Illustrated by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL

Step 3 - Create Lower Area

Lower portion of brick oven is created and will server as a storage area once the oven has been completed.

Note the different levels of brick will provide support for the concrete base of the upper oven area.

Lower Level of Brick Oven Carefully Constructed in Illinois Depicted by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL
Lower Level of Brick Oven Carefully Constructed in Illinois Depicted by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL

 

Step 4 - Oven Base (Concrete)

Oven base area is prepared.
Rebar is laid prior to pouring concrete.

Concrete Oven Base Prepared by Placing Rebar &Pouring Concrete in Illinois Depicted by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL
Concrete Oven Base Prepared by Placing Rebar &Pouring Concrete in Illinois Depicted by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL

 

Step 5 - Oven Base (Fire Brick)

Fire brick is placed over the concrete.

This will become the cooking surface of the oven.

Fire Brick (Cooking Surface) Created by & Pictured in Illinois for Brick Oven by High Heat Masonry in Troy, Illinois – IL

 

 

Step 6 - Oven Walls and Front Opening

Oven walls are created using fire brick.

Fire Brick Utilized in the Creation of Oven Walls & Front Opening of  Brick Oven  Created by & Pictured in Illinois for by High Heat Masonry in Troy, Illinois – IL

 

Step 7 - Second Brick Wall

A second layer of brick surrounds the inner layer.

Provides additional insulation.

Second Layer of Brick Provides Insulation for Brick Oven in Illinois Designed by High Heat Masonry in Troy, Illinois – IL

 

Step 8 - Additional Insulation

A third brick wall surrounds the oven. An area between the second and third layers of bricks is filled with a mixture of perlite and concreate to provide additional insulation.

Third Brick Wall Providing Additional Insulation for Brick Oven in Illinois Designed by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL

 

Step 9 - Finshing Touches

A layer of concrete is applied on top and sides of the oven. Layer of stone provides decorative touch as well as well as water protection.

Finishing Touches Applied Provided Water Protection to Brick Oven in Illinois Constructed by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL

Back Side of Completed Brick Oven in Illinois Constructed by High Heat Masonry in Troy, IL