Sunday, December 16, 2012

California True Brick Oven

This project in Ventura, California is set alongside a patio on a small hillside property.  Space constraints and aesthetic considerations prompted a cantelivered block to support the oven base slab.  Also a monolith pour of the top and arched face will allow me to mortar finish stone to a solid structure while giving the whole a strength capable of withstanding tremors.

The layout and construction of monolithic forms often takes longer than mixing the actual concrete to fill them but the reenforced result is worth it.

Supports on the interior and cement board that remains part of the structure made form work a bit simpler.

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