VillaGok brick oven


In the autumn 2004 I carelessly promised my wife to build a brick oven, but I didnít really look into the subject before early April 2005. At that time I realised that I had undertaken a project of some size!


The oven is now finished and the following pages show how I have tackled the building details. The oven is based on a design by Rado Hand. The oven room is almost identical to that of a 32" x 36" Alan Scott oven, although the firebrick layout is a little different.

The oven was ready to cook the first pizzas in august 2005 and completely finished in the spring 2006!


After covering the chimney with a brick arch, there was nothing left to do except for some needed changes in the area around the oven (this is still not done... :-) But I have built a tandoor oven next to the brick oven!

Building log:

May 2005

June 2005

July 2005

August 2005

September 2005

October 2005

November 2005

Spring 2006




Firing the oven

Winter cooking





Last update: 5-jun-2008