How to make your own homemade pizza oven

The function of a masonry oven is to trap and radiate heat within it. The design of a pizza oven must maintain a constant temperature at all times. The smoke is vented through the front of the oven by means of a chimney, built above its door.

This oven is constructed of fire resistant materials. There are similar ovens designed for making bread, which are generally built to store heat for several hours after a load of wood has completely burned, while ovens designed for pizza have a lighter construction.


Building your own pizza oven may seem like a big challenge at first, but when you see the completed project, you’ll be inspired to try it out in your own backyard. The taste of the food when you cook it in an oven like this wood-burning oven has nothing to do with cooking with an electric oven. The flavors are different and when you try them, you will no longer want anything that is not cooked in your own wood oven.

Here is a short summary of how to build your own oven, all in video:

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