Would you imagine an exercise ball involved in the making of a pizza oven? With the next DIY project you can even see it in action! The good thing about this particular type of project is that it’s less messy than other similar projects. In fact, the exercise ball is used as mold for the oven dome. Does it look simple to build? If you decide to give it a try, there is a list of materials you should grab. So, make sure you have an exercise ball, perlite, cement, stainless steel needles, Formica, fire bricks, 3 by 5 by 1/2″ cement Backer Board Durarock or Fireboard, pavers, a 4″ by 2′ chimney, plywood, duct tape and plastic wrap. Check out the step by step tutorial offered by William Stark and good luck with your build!
So here are the parts of my build:
1. Top Dome Mold/Cement
2. Bottom Floor Mold/ Cement / Fire Bricks
3. Finish Work / Detail work on Both Pieces
4. Table stand / Pavers to sit on
5. Put the Pieces together…
Step 1: Top Dome Mold Build
Step 2: Concrete mix and molding to the top dome
Step 3: Finish detail on dome top
Step 4: Bottom Floor Mold
“I wanted to lay out the floor in a herringbone, so that way it would not catch any edges putting in or out pizzas. I wanted to start with 3 full sized pieces at the entrance. Peel can easily clear the first set. I didn’t want to have any crazy cuts but i ended up having 2. I have laid tile in the past so i did have a little experience here, but the great part is that you can basically lay the tile on top and make a few marks on the tile and do the cut.”
Step 6: Bottom floor detail
Step 7: Stand and pavers base.
Step 8: Just a few more details….
Step 9: Few additional photos I thought worth looking at…
Took some additional photos that I thought were kind of important. The door opening is about 12.5 inches wide. I absolutely feel that is plenty.. like i had mentioned before, with 90 second cooking times one pizza at a time is perfect.
more details here…