A load of almond wood has been delivered, unique to California and seeming exotic to this New Englander.
For aesthetic reasons, the herringbone floor pattern centered the small triangle of brick in the center of the mouth. All bricks were set from there out. The outside diameter of the oven was scribed on the floor and the perimeter bricks cut on a saw.
|Floor bricks on 'foamglas' and woodbox below|
This project is planned to have a stone roof.
But before that, the oven will be 'cured' and then pre-heated to drive the water of construction from the masonry.
A little rest now for the holidays.