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**Macrinehart**View PostI have a 42" oven, I did some rough calculations based on the exterior surface area of the dome divided by the surface area of a half-brick with a bit of fudge factor thrown in for mortar joints on the exterior of the dome. Between that number, then numbers for the floor brick, the landing arch, and chimney transition, adding some in for 'oops' moments, I rounded things off to 275.

I bought a first batch of 224, then went back and bought another 50. So 274 total. I didn't need all of the 50, some of those were for a tandoori oven. Probably used 255-260 in this oven.

I could have been more conservative in some of my cuts, but I just built the thing as I wanted and took what it gave me. Someone could certainly use fewer brick. Or more!

Here's my starting pallet of the original 224, and the offcuts when I was completely done with the oven.

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