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How to Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven (www.familyhandyman.com)

For many homeowners, a stone and masonry pizza oven is the pride and joy of a fabulous outdoor dining and entertainment area. An outdoor pizza oven clad in brick and natural stone has a sturdy, authentic feel to it, and can be designed to look rustic or modern. Like a barbecue grill or an outdoor kitchen, a permanently installed outdoor pizza oven can be a year-round gathering place for friends and family.

If you pay a skilled stonemason to build a stone and masonry oven, you’ll likely wind up with a beautiful finished product. But it could cost tens of thousands of dollars, depending on where you live and how elaborate the design. Building a DIY stone and brick oven is a challenging, incredibly rewarding job, but one we recommend only if you’ve got advanced masonry skills.

Here are some of the major steps, materials and tools required for a DIY outdoor pizza oven.


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