Well I have quite a bit to learn about downloading pictures, I hope you will excuse my lack of office knowledge. The pictures I posted,oppps my wife posted are of the start of my 2 part build. Outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. I started last 4thof July and put it to bed in early October. Now to get at it again. This build is at a campground in central Wisconsin on a permanent campsite I stay at on weekends during the warmer months. It started with a very large hole in the ground for footings and frost walls. I used 12 inch block for both foundations. Eight inch thick footings and 6 courses of block. I got the limestone slabs from a job I ran earlier in the spring, these being the counter tops. The "bar top" stones came from a previous job that the supplier made wrong. These two stone types were used to configure my radius kitchen. I cut cardboard templates to actual size of counter stones as well as bar top stones. I then had a large cardboard template to layout the radius on the footing. Then I laid two 12 inch block walls, side by side on a radius. Took a day each for oven and kitchen foundation block. Next I poured a slab over each and started the 8 inch backup block, followed by the limestone stone laid up in a randon ashlar pattern. Leaving opening for a refrig, sink cutout and 39 inch gas griddle. Once the veneer was complete I set the 4 inch thick limestone counter pieces in place. These are held in place with stainless steel pins and epoxyed to the top of the last course of block. I should mention that any water that gets in the cavity between stone and block will get out as the backup block is completely covered with an air/vapor barrier with mortar net weepers at the bottom course, so if you notice holes at the bottom, they do serve a purpose. As far as the oven base , the bottom 12" is precast concrete from another job,lol with my remaining stone on top of that. Now I will switch to modular brick from there up. Still thinking about the type of pattern I will lay up,but I am leaning towards flemished with V stuck joints. All work above grade on the oven has taken place over the last 2 weekends, hope to start the oven this weekend. I am using the homebrew method of mortar. Hope to have the oven done in two weekends and the vent in one. We will see, I will post more as I progress. Thanks Wayne
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