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showcase the reviews of actual BrickWood Ovens customers.. the DIY Warriors that built their DIY pizza ovens from the ground up. Only a BrickWood Ovens customer can give you a true BrickWood Ovens review!
Since living in Europe with the Army for 3 years and traveling as much as we did, the one thing I missed most was a wood fired pizza. So after searching many websites and almost being convinced to spend about $4000 on a pizza oven, we found your website and the decision was easy! Since building our oven, it's been one amazing weekend after the next! Thanks again for the great product! (Click here to see our oven)
- Moon Family
Our Cortile Barile oven was a lot of fun to build! The instructions were very straight forward, and all the materials were available within a few miles from home. The kids had a blast helping build the oven, and we all love to cook in it. I've already recommended BrickWood Ovens to a bunch of friends. Thanks for all your help! (Click here to see our oven)
- Gilmore Family
Here’s a picture of your BrickWood Oven in a custom designed outdoor fireplace that was designed and built by the Brick & Stone Artist. Thought you may enjoy the pictures.. The oven works great! Thanks! (Click here to see our oven)
- Blanchard Family
This was a wonderful project. You can do it if take your time, the instructions are great. We could not be happier. We plan to enjoy it for a very long time. (Click here to see our oven)
- Dorsey Family
Blood, sweat and laughter went into the "Kurzhals Oven" and fireplace in our new backyard oasis. The whole family helped to build our new outdoor playground, which will be surrounded by family and friends for years to come! My dad is a brick and block mason by trade which allowed him to design and build our very own symmetrical chimney with natural earth tones finished with beautiful cement caps. We've been enjoying fresh homemade pizzas for a few weeks now and can't wait to perfect the "Kurzhals Signature Pizza"! (Click here to see our oven)
- Kurzhals Family
Kevin, Thanks for your help on this oven. It works wonders and use it often. I got the oven over 900 degrees on Mother’s Day and cooked 25 pies and deserts. People were AMAZED! (Click here to see our oven)
- Garrett Family
I would like to say the BrickWood Ovens Mattone Barile kit was a perfect Christmas gift from my sister and brother-in-law in Tulalip, WA. Thanks for letting us share our experience! (Click here to see our oven)
- Large Family
This project took several weeks to complete but the results are very impressive and it's worth taking your time to do it right. (Click here to see our oven)
- Grunick Family
Well worth the work! We love the oven and we would recommend it to anyone. The pizza is awesome! (Click here to see our oven)
- Gyomber Family
I worked with my brother-in-law and a local mason on our oven. I love the way the oven came out and the pizzas are great! (Click here to see our oven)
- Hazel Family
A great way to meet all the neighbors! All the hard work was finally worth it and makes awesome pizza!!! Thanks to the staff at BrickWood Ovens for all the help and support! (Click here to see our oven)
- Fairbairn Family
Had fun building the oven for a wedding we held on New Years Day for 160 people. Their dinner choice was pizza so we built the oven which worked out great! The oven is complete and the pizzas coming out it are fantastic! (Click here to see our oven)
- Larson Family
BrickWood Ovens is the best! The plans are so easy to follow and provide detailed instructions that make the process run smoothly! A great DIY project and full for the whole family. (Click here to see our oven)
- Njegovan Family
Hi Kevin! I’m actually having a neighborhood pizza party right now and it made me think of you! I’m really happy with how the oven turned out... and even happier to find out that the learning curve for cooking in it isn't as tough as we thought it was going to be. My legacy will be that my daughter and all of her friends will learn from me.. that girls can handle most any project and power tools that the boys can.. yet still pull off wearing a skirt and lipstick when you're done!! We had a total blast building our pizza oven! I totally love a good project that includes lots of materials and good power tools. Homerun!!! (Click here to see our oven)
- Lyford Family
We are so happy with our oven! By using your mold we stayed within our budget and got exactly what we wanted! Thank you! (Click here to see our oven)
- Morrison Family
I really had fun building the oven! I added a few extras to the basic instructions to make it the way the boss (wife) wants it. Anyway, we're quite happy with it. If I had it over again, though, I would have gone with the Grande, but this will do for sure! (Click here to see our oven)
- Schlentz Family
I knew I wanted a brick oven for my backyard after seeing one at a tradeshow. Then came the countless hours of researching ovens online - the different styles, the different construction materials and not to mention the hundreds of different opinions about pizza ovens. It seems like EVERYBODY had an opinion to share. I chose BrickWood Ovens as their system worked best for me. Not only was it WAY under my allotted budget, but I was able to build the oven my way (I'm very OCD when constructing something). Needless to say, it was very easy to build and I absolutely LOVE my finished BrickWood Oven! I've had it for over six years now and it keeps getting better and better. It's the Rockstar of the neighborhood! (Click here to see our oven)
- Lewis Family
Hi Kevin, Great news! Heather McGrath and I have finished construction on our new BrickWood Oven! This past weekend we went for broke and made pizza and spatchcocked a chicken. Both were outstanding. We are thrilled with the results and would like to complement you and your team on a terrific product! (Click here to see our oven)
- Propper / McGrath Family
I'm an experienced contractor, but this one was for me. Form was a little difficult to press together, but once assembled, it made formation of the barrel a walk in the park. Best part was having instructions in good English by someone with a sense of humor. Be forewarned- they call for nearly ten days of drying and curing time. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS! This isn't their 1st rodeo! (Click here to see our oven)
- McDaniel Family
We all had a wonderful time building this oven. It has been a long awaited goal for my family, and they all got to help in many ways. It has been even more fun firing it up and cooking a great dinner for us all! Your kit and highly detailed directions were fantastic, and have earned me numerous congratulations on my accomplishments. (Click here to see our oven)
- McKinney Family
I just wanted to tell you that I have never experienced such wonderful customer service! The folks at BrickWood are so friendly and customer service oriented. I would have to agree with all the reviews, they're so right! (Click here to see our oven)
- Haag Family
Great family project! I will now forward 9 emails with pictures that show our journey in building the 28’’ Mattone Cupola wood fired pizza oven. Thanks so much for all your support along the way! (Click here to see our oven)
- Boettger Family
I can't tell you how much we have enjoyed our oven. I built it last summer and we have cooked probably 100 pies so far. Our Cortile Barile is a great excuse to have family and friends over on a regular basis. It has performed flawlessly once the Chef (me) got the hang of it. I find we are now looking for new recipes and different foods to cook. Thank you for a GREAT wood fired pizza oven form. (Click here to see our oven)
- Koval Family
Thanks to BrickWood Ovens for all of your help, it was appreciated. Our oven turned out better than we imagined and it works beautifully! (Click here to see our oven)
- Eisan Family
After a couple of months of experience, I would say so far so good, although, and I would emphasize this, baking is an adventure which requires some learning, some experience, and quite a bit of experimentation. I decided to go with the Barile Mattone design after a fair amount of research... I’m happy with the decision because the design works and wasn’t too difficult for one person. (Click here to see our oven)
- Freeman Family
Thanks so much. Of all the crazy things I have done and built on my property... my family says this has been the best! It really brings our family and friends together. The first thing my son and I made was toast with an egg on it. It was great and great fun. If ever a customer needs a reference, send them my way. We had a blast building it and the pizza and desert pizzas have been endless! (Click here to see our oven)
- Scheffler Family
"Caracolina" (our ovens name) and I are ready to start the fireworks of a New Year.. and for the rest of my life! (Click here to see our oven)
- Molina Family
If you'd like a nice weekend project where you can save a ton of money, have someone you can consult with when you have questions and impress your friends, then BrickWood Ovens is for you. This oven will outlast the patio it's built on. I've used it for Steaks, Chicken Wings, Chili, Blackened Salmon and of course about 20 varieties of Pizza. We can't say enough good things about the experience and the final product! (Click here to see our oven)
- Fisher Family
I built it with my father in law and we had zero experience working with anything masonry! I am very happy with the project and my food is coming out great. Everything from pizza to roasted peaches, to roasted tomatoes for a fresh tomato sauce the possibilities are endless! My only negative comment is that it did go over a $1000, but I still saved a ton doing it myself. Hope you guys post these pictures on the website! (Click here to see our oven)
- Slaughter Family
The oven turned out great. The country flags are in honor of our past exchange students. It was brick loads of fun! (Click here to see our oven)
- Irish Family
Love the oven! Although not quite finished (just waiting for the metal roof to be fabricated), we couldn't wait and cooked 12 pizzas for a big family gathering. It was a big hit! Several others are now investigating a BrickWood Oven. (Click here to see our oven)
- Boljen Family
Your directions were very clear and simple. I am a carpenter by trade and have done plenty of stone work and I found this to be a very efficient and easy way to build this oven. It has made plenty of pizzas for us as well as breads, I also use it for making meals in a large cast iron pot that I have. (Click here to see our oven)
- Gurrera Family
Hey all - just wanted to enjoy some pictures with you all. We have put our own twist by adding a smoker / BBQ pit. After using it for about 10 months we decided to stucco it to match our southwestern theme. It not only makes great pizza, but it also is one heck of a conversation piece! (Click here to see our oven)
- Rowdon Family
Thanks BrickWood Ovens for the easy Step-by-Step instructions on the build of this first time masonry project! We are now enjoying the fruits of our labor two-times a week either making pizza, steaks, chicken, veggies and breads. I will highly recommend BrickWood Ovens to all my friends and coworkers! The experience building this with my Dad and Daughter was priceless! (Click here to see our oven)
- Sybesma Family
My husband built me this pizza oven. It is a Mattone Barile Grande and was easy to build. This was a great project for our home in Jacksonville, FL. We highly recommend BrickWood Ovens! (Click here to see our oven)
- Blackledge Family
I told the folks at BrickWood Ovens that I could frost a cake and was good at wrapping things... They were sure I could do it... and I did! The finished product is not as polished as most, but I DID IT and as you will note by the food photos... it works really well! (Click here to see our oven)
- Foster Family
The Mattone Barile Grande form made the job very easy. The instructions are clear and simple and helped our project go smoothly. I highly recommend this product to any skill level from beginner to expert. The family has enjoyed pizza, bread, pot roasts and we are still experimenting. The building was almost as fun as the cooking! (Click here to see our oven)
- Jones Family
I am a landscape designer and contractor and have never built a pizza oven before, but your kit made this outdoor area sing! Clearly, the finished product turned out simply amazing! (Click here to visit our website)
- Harvest Design Group / Phoenix, AZ
Thanks so much for foam form, it worked great! A real time saver. The test fires are all complete and we made about 20 pizzas the first weekend and even a large pork tenderloin. Yummy! So glad I went with the largest size mold that you offer. (Click here to see our oven)
- Smith Family
Only with the help from BrickWood Ovens did my wife and I build an oven. I'm not a contractor and anyone can do what we did. Our oven met and surpassed our expectations. Our cooking and entertaining has taken on a new level. This oven will last for generations to come. Price to complete was approximately $1800. My advise to readers is to throw down the remote and pick up a shovel. Enjoy your God given talents, your family, friends and life itself. Give thanks for America! Thank you BrickWood Ovens and God Bless. (Click here to see our oven)
- Russell Family
I enjoyed building my BrickWood Oven, but my family and friends have enjoyed cooking pizzas even more! Fun! Fun! Fun! It took me a weekend to prep the area were the oven was built, two weekends to build the oven, and another to do the finish (cultured stone and tile). I would recommend the experience to everyone! (Click here to see our oven)
- Aiello Family
After traveling to Italy and eating the amazing thin crust pizza there my wife and I wanted a way to recreate the taste at home. We decided to build a wood-fired pizza oven and ordered the Cortile Barile from Brickwood Ovens. They were extremely helpful during the construction process and ensured that our oven would be perfect. Now that the oven is up and running, friends and family are always over. The pizzas are amazing and we use the oven quite often. My favorite thing about building this oven (besides the food) is the pride you get from the finished product. My only advice is to make sure you rent a cement mixer! (Click here to see our oven)
- Candler Family
This was the first time that myself or any of the people helping me had worked with bricks and mortar and it really did go well. I think the whole process took a little longer than I expected, but as with all other projects around our house that is not unexpected. Probably the most difficult step of the process was actually getting the mold out of the oven. The directions were very clear and we are very happy. Great product and thanks! (Click here to see our oven)
- Doyle Family
My wife Dorothee and I have been talking about a wood-fired pizza oven at our home on the outskirts of Austin for at least 5 years. After much consideration, we chose the Cortile Barile style of oven. We have had lots of time to research and explore other oven options (just to make sure shouldn’t be suffering from post-purchase blues). I am absolutely convinced that these plans, and this oven is one of the best available. It took a lot of work, but now we can enjoy the fruits of our labor. (Click here to see our oven)
- Auldridge Family
With a ton of help from my friends and family, I can officially declare that those folks at BrickWood Ovens were right when they boldly declared that: "anyone can buy a pizza oven, and anyone can build a pizza oven!" for if I can, then everyone can! (Click here to see our oven)
- Boguslavsky Family
I am so impressed with the oven directions and how specific they were. It was easy to follow and a blast to build. The best part of the project is putting my personal touch on how to finish my oven. Along with using matching river rock for the base and oven, I built a custom front that I am able to remove like the door that came with the kit so when it's colder outside I can use my front. My front has a door built in so I don't have to open the entire front to work on the fire just simply open the door. (Click here to see our oven)
- Fitch Family
I had a lot of fun building the oven and your instructions were dead on. We really enjoy our pizza oven and have had many parties with up to 25 people. We make at least 17 pizzas at each party. Since building the oven we moved and took the pizza oven with us. It was an interesting adventure but arrived in one piece and it looks great right by the ocean. The new location will be it's final resting place. Thank you for all your help! (Click here to see our oven)
- Cotie Family
I am still more than satisfied with everything I’ve gotten from you guys, both the product and perhaps, more importantly, the follow up service. I gave you a 5 star review and stand by it despite those knuckleheads’ opinions (re: negative online reviews). You mean everything on the internet isn’t true? Bottom line is the pizzas are great and I built the oven myself! (Click here to see our oven)
- Famigletti Family
BrickWood Ovens - Your system is fantastic and allows beginners (and if they are lucky, maybe a local mason) to build an OUTSTANDING oven! I am thrilled and am starting to learn the nuances of this style of cooking. I really enjoyed working with you as you responded immediately to every inquiry and your website is fantastic. I hope to sell a few more of your systems as my cooking buddies get to see mine. Blessings to you and yours! (Click here to see our oven)
- Haire Family
Being in Wisconsin people think I’m nuts, but everyone stops by to ask questions about or oven. And the local brewpub will be contacting you for plans for your 46" Big Boy for their restaurant. Thanks! (Click here to see our oven)
- Fosberg Family
We placed the oven between our patio and vegetable garden (next to our offset smoker) and it has become a real centerpiece in our back yard. Your instructions were clear and easy to follow and he is super happy with his choice. Gary had no previous experience with this type of project, so he enlisted the help of one of sons-in-law, Michael, who has experience with masonry and cement. Michael had never built a pizza oven, either, but they were able to do a beautiful job thanks to your great product and clear instructions. Thank you so much for a superior product that I know will become the center of many good times to come for our family and friends. (Click here to see our oven)
- Gehley Family
Thanks for the encouragement you gave us to build it. Without the mold and great instructions we would not have been able to do it. This was an awesome project, a lot of hard work, but good to be at the point where we can enjoy with family and friends! Thanks! (Click here to see our oven)
- Goldsberry Family
After researching several companies, I decided to spend my hard earned money on the BrickWood Ovens Mattone Barile Grande Package 4. I felt confident that I would be able to complete my project even before my purchase because of the outstanding directions in video format as well as pdf format. The attention to detail in the instructions impressed me and ultimately lead to my purchase - without a doubt. If you have any reservations about this purchase, you don't need to worry about help and follow through with the company. They are there to answer any questions along the way. Awesome!!! (Click here to see our oven)
- Luciano Family
Easy to follow instructions! The great foam form made the project move along well - even with no masonry experience at all, I was able to get it done! After my first pizza party (and 32 pizzas later) everyone was stuffed.. including all the neighbors! Thank you BrickWood Ovens for many future parties! We Love It! (Click here to see our oven)
- Miller Family
With help from my wife and the cooperation of the weather, I learned quite a bit about simple masonry. I've cooked sausages, chicken and a beef roast. Fantastic oven! We LOVE it! (Click here to see our oven)
- Napier Family
Our BrickWood Oven is completed & have already cooked a several meals in it. I was both surprised & delighted at how great they tasted! I think it was Kevin that was always there to help when we called, even if the questions were kinda dumb, but he was there to help us get through a few spots. We would be honored to have you pay us a visit & most definitely stay for a meal. So far we have done the pizza (which is a no brainer because everyone does pizza) but we have also done mussels in a red sauce and since it cooks in 18 cloves of garlic the smell is fantastic & people all over the lake pull-up in their boats waiting for a hand out. Then we have done lobster rolls & crab with drawn butter. As you can tell we love to cook & entertain & with our oven we found a perfect fit! (Click here to see our oven)
- Peterson Family
We love it! I kind of wish I would've built the bigger one, but it works great! We've had a few pizza parties and it is a big hit with our friends and families! Pretty cool!! (Click here to see our oven)
- Wade Family
I looked at ovens for five years before we found BrickWood Ovens. Everybody contractor I spoke with wanted about $8K - $9K to build a similar oven, but we built our oven ourselves for under $2K. Living in Ohio next to Lake Erie it cost us an additional $500 for concrete (for the frost level), so we had a savings of about $6500! (Click here to see our oven)
- Todd Family
Last week here, the night time temperatures were in the mid-twenties. Saturday night I made a couple of pizzas & roasted some pears. The next day, eighteen hours later, the oven temperature was 248 degrees when I went out to start it up again. That day, I roasted a big pan of eggplant, baked a loaf of bread and an apple pie. The oven is performing flawlessly. In my experience with BrickWood Ovens, I would whole-heartedly recommend their products to anyone interested in building their own oven. Their great company with top notch service! (Click here to see our oven)
- Mills Family
You can build the entire oven quickly as you don't have to move your form for each row of bricks when building. Build as fast or slow as you like. Comes out great even with no prior masonry experience. Made stucco from scratch and put fossils in the stucco. Great support from BrickWood Ovens! Excellent Videos and Instructions! (Click here to see our oven)
- Howe Family
After months of searching for a pizza oven form, I choose BrickWood's Grande model. Although I am a “do-it-yourselfer” I did need some help with the block work and fire brick. But afterwards, I was able to put my own spin and additions on the final design. This form made the entire project possible and I could not have done it without Kevin's help. He answered all my questions and gave me suggestions around minor problems with my design. Would do it again in a heart-beat! (Click here to see our oven)
- Barrett Family
Your form is awesome! I am not a mason and for two non-experienced people to finish this project in two and a half days is truly a testament to the quality and genius of your product. I will recommend this product to all the people who ask about my oven. Thank you for making a quality product. It's worth every penny. (Click here to see our oven)
- Anderson Family
BrickWood Ovens ROCKS!!
Posted by Marko N. on 1 March 2015
Best purchase ever! After months of visiting the site, I finally pulled the trigger and jumped in! The job went smooth thanks to awesome step by step plans. I don't have a single complaint. I wish I had room to build another one!
Excellent Father & Son Project!
Posted by Alan S on 1 February 2016
Overall this was very enjoyable and rewarding project. My wife keep everyone informed of our process in Facebook, with lots of great comments from our friends and family. The instructions were thorough and easy to follow. We are having a ton of fun with our new oven!!!
15 Pizzas in 40 Minutes!!!
Posted by Mac B on 23 June 2015
With a friend that is a chef, I built the oven on a trailer. My friend was one of the seven chefs that participated in the Baton Rouge Slow Food group. Twice a year these people pay $150 for seven chefs to each prepare a course. There are about 200 participants. My friend had the turtle soup and bread course. We used our mobile brick over to cook the bread. It was fantastic.
Posted by Mark R. on 10 December 2014
I have to say as a Machinist for 35+ years, the build process instructions are some are some of the best I’ve ever seen. The detail for the DIY person was flawless. This was my first project in masonry but the instructions made easy (I probably would starve to death laying brick for a living). The break in process after completion seemed to never end, I wanted a PIZZA! On my second use, backed 20-25 pizza's in under 90 minutes (lost count, too many beers). I think I may have a few future orders for you come spring.
By far - the BEST company in the US to work with!
Posted by Anthony B on 2 July 2015
I mean that! From the easy-to-read instructions to their outstanding customer service. You can't ask for too much more!
Build it and they will come!
Posted by Allen S on 30 August 2015
Plans are easy to follow.. BrickWood was very helpful with questions - did pretty much the whole oven solo! I I just finished a party for 15 - Everyone Raved!
Superior to ALL other brands!
Posted by A. Doyle on 19 June 2015
Frankly, I did very little searching. Your product is superior to all others!
From Zero to Hero in 6 weeks!
Posted by David M. on 4 December 2015
I am fairly bright professional guy with literally zero hands-on experience in masonry or any sort of manual skills. I was very hesitant to undertake such a project and faced complete skepticism from my wife who expected me to produce "a complete and total eyesore". From the very first day I discovered that the online instructions were clear, concise and easy to follow. The whole process from pouring a cement pad to hosting a pizza party took exactly six weeks with most of the work done by myself and a few friends on the weekends. I've been using my oven at least once a week since building it to host pizza parties, to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, smoke meat, and to bake bread. Loads and loads of bread. I bake 8-9 loaves of artisanal bread every week. The oven is now the focal point of our backyard and quite a few people have asked me who built my oven. My wife now proudly brings all the houseguests outside to see the masterpiece her husband built "with his own hands"! I can't say enough nice things about the level of help I received from the crew at BrickWood Ovens. Between useful tips and outright guidance they were phenomenal!
Love it! My friends can't believe I built this oven!
Posted by Jose B. on 17 July 2014
Easy, fun, and I did it. Instructions are easy to follow. I built mine in small increment of a day here a day there so It didn't cost me chucks of money at one time. I'm so happy. Will build another one again .
Great Products from BrickWood Ovens
Posted by Andre M on 13 February 2016
Extremely easy to follow instructions. Especially for someone who has limited skills for building stuff. Great product! I just have to watch my weight now because I can't stop cooking pizzas!
I will most DEFINITELY build another oven from BrickWood Ovens!
Posted by Jim J on 1 November 2015
After spending years wanting a wood fired oven and months researching what's available I settled on the Mattone Barile Grande by BrickWood Ovens. Form arrived very fast and was just as advertised. I've never laid brick before so was quite nervous about how it would all come together but found if you follow the step by step directions all will work out just fine! This was oven #1 as I'm sure we'll sell this house eventually and I will most DEFINITELY build another from BrickWood Ovens!
One month of weekends spent to make a lifetime of memories!
Posted by M. Messer on 5 January 2015
This was a great family project from start to finish! One month of weekends spent to make a lifetime of memories! (Click here to see our oven)
The oven works fantastically!
Posted by G. Robison on 21 July 2014
We cook pizza, meat, chicken or whatever.. than throw in some bread. Overnight, I slow cook pork shoulder roast, beef brisket, or even corned beef. Amazing to have the oven hot in the morning!
Ordered the oven on Friday.. It arrived on Saturday!
Posted by H. Schmidt on 15 September 2014
Kevin! We ordered the 28" Cupola on a Friday afternoon (the 12th) and it arrived the next day - Saturday the 13th!! Amazing! Great service! Your continued success is assured. Your note on my oven progress is yet another statement on how you guys work for your business and ultimately for your customer!
BrickWood Does It Best!
Posted by Philip D on 30 November 2015
The BrickWood folks have done a great job with their website. It is friendly & helpful in all things pertaining to building a wood fired oven. Although it takes longer than their estimated build times (possibly because of my over attention to detail), it has been a rewarding experience. Good job guys!
Superb Customer Service!
Posted by C. Moody on 31 August 2015
You were right about the smoke issues! I burned through my “iffy” wood and noticed used covered / seasoned firewood (good cherry wood) and noticed a huge difference (as your instructions do say!) I love my oven!!! I’ve gladly passed on your company to many people.
Great Kit – Even Better Price!
Posted by Adam F on 4 February 2016
The kit is great. Just take the material list to the brick yard and pick out your custom materials. Follow the very easy directions and in a few weeks your oven will be ready to fire up. The best part of the process is customizing the oven to your likes and needs. It's a great family protect and one the whole family and friends will enjoy for years to come.
One Satisfied Customer!
Posted by Ben H. 21 December 2015
We could not have been more impressed and happy with the level of service from BrickWood Ovens and how well our oven works. I know it shows up on a lot of reviews, but my skills at outdoor projects are not great, but with the plans (and a few emails), we were able to produce a great looking oven that makes great pizza!
Great product! Super Instructions!
Posted by A. Dinatale on 8 May 2014
Finished our oven and it cooks fantastic. Bread, pizza and a turkey on Saturday night.
Best DIY Project Ever
Posted by C. Leiker on 22 June 2014
Thank You for the Outstanding Customer Service!
Posted by B. Christians on 5 June 2014
I very much appreciate your detailed on-line instructions, professionalism and responsiveness to inquiries. Thank you!
The BrickWood Ovens mold was Super Easy!
Posted by Chris S. on 6 September 2015
The BrickWood Ovens mold was super helpful. The chimney, door and pizza peel made our oven feel much more authentic.
Mattone Barile Grande is Top Notch!
Posted by Larry S on 2 February 2013
I’m 68 years old with ZERO brick laying experience (none needed thankfully). I would not say it was a piece of cake but the detailed instructions were better than some toys I have put together. The package #3 is the way to go because you will end up needing all of the items anyway. The foam mold was what made it work, awesome company to do business with and the result is a great family and friends gathering place!
The customer service is above and beyond!
Posted by J. Frey on 22 September 2014
I really appreciate your customer service, not usually the way customers are treated today. Great job! If I can ever help you out let me know!
BrickWood Ovens service and products are second to none!
Posted by J. Jones on 15 October 2015
I just wanted to update and thank you for the fast service and let me congratulate your company on its superior service! Sadly it's not something we've come to expect nowadays. How refreshing to know that at least one company still knows how to properly run a customer service business. Thank you for the quick response! By the way, the Barile Grande foam form worked flawlessly!
An Excellent Company to do Business With!
Posted by Joe L. on 3 November 2013
After researching several companies, I decided to spend my hard earned money on BrickWood Ovens Mattone Barile Grande Package 4. I felt confident that I would be able to complete my project even before my purchase because of the outstanding directions in video format as well as PDF format. The attention to detail in the instructions impressed me and ultimately lead to my purchase without a doubt. I understood what to do with each step. In all, this project took me a couple months from beginning to end. My oven gets up to a temperature of 1000 + degrees. I can barely feel any heat on the sides or back of the stucco when it is at its highest temperature. Even underneath, I feel no heat. It amazes me every time. Pizzas cook in 3 minutes and they are amazing! I also have baked crazy good bread that tastes like it's from a New York bakery! In addition, I've cooked prime rib, steaks, Thanksgiving Turkey, burgers, fish on cedar planks and more! If you have any reservations about this purchase, you don't need to worry about help and follow through with the company. They are there to answer any questions along the way. Awesome!! I am extremely happy with the end result!
Excellent Customer Service! Thank you!
Posted by J. Cannon on 26 September 2013
Hi Kevin - As a customer I am very pleased with your service and cooperation. There are very few companies that support the customer once the product is sold you as you have! You are doing an outstanding job. Continue as you are going and you will remain a very successful company! Many thanks!
I am C-O-M-P-L-E-T-E-L-Y satisfied with my oven!
Posted by Pedro V. on 23 December 2015
My son decided we wanted to have a pizza oven in our backyard so we searched the Internet for options and came across with the BrickWood Ovens. After looking the video, we were sold! We ordered the Mattone Barile kit. It was so easy to build and it looked so nice once we completed the project that we have neighbors, family and friends asking us to help them build their own. We are extremely satisfied with this product and would highly recommend. It was a great experience for me to build my own pizza oven. BrickWood Ovens made it possible. Thank you!
Good Oven… Will last for generations!
Posted by M. Keen on 28 May 2013
I love my oven and the directions were straight forward and easy to follow. The work itself was labor intensive but satisfying!
Fantastic oven and Installation Instructions.
Posted by V. Melikian on 31 May 2013
Kevin, thank you for your words of encouragement! Your companies oven instructions were very good. It is a value added service you are offering. Excellent job on putting together a very easy to follow and comprehensive instruction package together. (Click here to see our oven)
BrickWood Ovens is Awesome!
Posted by Mike F. on 23 January 2016
When I decided I wanted to build an outdoor oven I spent a great amount of time researching my options. I decided on The Mattone Barile Grande and ordered Package 3. The products are all top notch and performed as advertised. What sets BrickWood apart from their competition are the detailed instructions on their website. I had never done any masonry work prior to this project so I really had to rely on the instructions. They were spot on and the build proceeded with only a few hiccups. Best of all is the service Kevin and company provides. I had a minor question and sent an email on a Saturday with the expectation that I would get a response on Monday or Tuesday. My phone rang about a half hour later and Kevin answered my question and gave me some great ideas for my project. Now that's service! If you're ready to take the plunge and build your outdoor oven, these are the guys to get on your side. I can't imagine tackling this project without the products and service available from BrickWood.
Good Ol' Fashioned Customer Service!
Posted by K. Booth on 28 May 2015
Your customer service is fabulous!!!! The way business used to be... it is refreshing to see some businesses still believe in it!
Fun Project! Great Pizza!
Posted by Wayne R. on 15 June 2015
My lovely wife and I love to do projects and this was one of the best. We had to work through a lot of rainy days/weeks but the end product has exceeded our expectations. The rock exterior was done to match the outdoor kitchen the oven was made part of. We have had 3 weekend parties in the last five weeks and have cooked no less than 50 pizzas so far. Everyone is in awe of this oven!
Professional results with no prior experience!
Posted by Vinny L. on 25 January 2015
The Mattone Barile form made layout and construction of the oven easy. The instructions were easy to follow and the results were awesome. Thanks!
We Love BrickWood Ovens - Already on our 2nd Oven!
Posted by Robert G. on 2 November 2014
This is my second BrickWood Oven! We moved to a new home and my first project was to build a new oven. When I sold my last house the buyer specified in the contract that I leave my pizza making tools.
Posted by Trenton L on 19 February 2016
If you truly read the directions and watch the videos first, this is an amazingly easy, more cost effective and more adaptable oven that exists. Do yourself a favor and get this over others. We have installed many, and our next one will be a BrickWood Ovens if we are able to specify. Side note... their customer service is first rate!
Excellent Customer Service!
Posted by R. Leeman on 7 June 2013
I have no masonry experience and the directions were so explanatory that I was able to build my oven with no problems. It works great and we tell everyone how easy it was to build. The service from BrickWood was over and above what we could have ever expected!
Website Is Great and the Barile Grande Foam Mold Was Perfect!
Posted by Joe on 14 November 2013
My son and I embarked on the project of building a Pizza Oven. Neither of us had any knowledge or experience. I found your website and it gave me all the confidence I needed to go forward with the project. Your instructions are on the money in every way, and the mold we purchased made building the oven (dare I say) easy. Anyway after 2 months of working weekends we finished the oven and have been enjoying delicious brick oven pizza. Thanks!
Thanks for all of your assistance in helping me realize a dream!
Posted by B. Mills on 12 December 2013
After a winter of reviewing wood-burning pizza ovens & wood-burning pizza oven kits online, I decided to purchase the Mattone Barile Grande foam oven form & the 6lb ceramic fiber blanket from BrickWood Ovens. I had built a clay dome pizza oven a couple of years ago. While it worked great, it developed a major crack & had to be dismantled. I wanted to replace it but was leery of an oven that involved masonry. That work seemed too daunting. After talking to Kevin at BrickWood Ovens & comtemplating the contents of their website, I decided to give their products a go. The foam oven form simplified a difficult & intimidating job. I was very pleased with it & grateful for the good instructions that were provided. The 6lb ceramic fiber blanket was easy to work with, and it does exactly as advertised. Saturday night I made a couple of pizzas & roasted some pears. That night, the night time temperatures were in the mid-twenties. The next day, eighteen hours later, the oven temperature was 248 degrees when I went out to start it up again. That day, I roasted a big pan of eggplant, baked a loaf of bread and an apple pie. The oven is performing flawlessly. We are having a lot of fun with it - and, great food to boot. Given my experience with BrickWood Ovens, I would whole-heartedly recommend their products & service to anyone interested in building their own oven. Their service is top notch. Kevin was always available to answer my many questions during my decision making & building processes. A great company with great products & people. (Click here to see our oven)
Most Fun I Had In Years
Posted by Francesco Bellini on 11 July 2013
This is the first time I work with bricks and cement, but I think the result was good. It was not the easiest project I undertaken, but certainly the most gratifying. You have to be very careful with leveling and mixtures, but if you are handy this can be done. It is certainly the cheapest way I found to have a great pizza oven in the backyard.
Great Product! Form & Instructions Made Building An Oven Possible For Us!
Posted by Jackie on 17 June 2013
With no masonry experience, this form allowed even us to make an awesome pizza oven. We were about to give up on the idea of a pizza oven until we saw this oven form. It made life so much easier! We struggled a bit getting it out but that may be more user error than anything (why we rated it 4+ stars). We were especially thankful for the quick responses and advice from Kevin. The oven looks great and is the envy of our friends and family!
Best System Ever!
Posted by Zander C. on 13 June 2013
Would not want to try to build a pizza oven without it! Finished my oven one-week before a huge party. Made 3-dozen pizzas that people can't stop raving about!
Makes Me Look Like A Pro!
Posted by Matt on 5 June 2013
Using the Mattone Barile Grande form was a breeze! I had watched YouTube videos of guys who had made their own molds out of wood, and while I was tempted to try it, I'm so glad I didn't! The foam form saved me countless time, effort, and mistakes. I have received many compliments on how professional the oven looks, and I recommend the foam form to everyone who asks.
Excellent Customer Service
Posted by Red Leeman on 7 June 2013
I have no masonry experience and the directions were so explanatory that I was able to build my oven with no problems. It works great and we tell everyone how easy it was to build. The service from BrickWood was over and above what we could have ever expected.
Came Out Better Than We Thought It Would!
Posted by Taylor Made Landscape Construction on 5 August 2013
This product was efficient and easy to use in the installation process of the brick pizza oven. We are a landscape contract and my mason's found it to be very useful to create a beautiful shape. Our customers were very satisfied and thought it came out better than they had imagined.
This Is How To Build A Pizza Oven!
Posted by Mike Squire on 14 June 2013
Couldn’t have asked for a better system. The mold and free directions had us come in $2000 below budget. The family loves the oven and everyone pitched in.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It is perfect!
Posted by Samir Nissin on 25 September 2014
I purchased your oven through a dealer in California and had it shipped to New Delhi. Just the pictures in your instructions was detailed enough to help my father build your oven. Thank you so much for a well made product.
Built our oven in just 2 weeks!
Posted by S. Poole on 29 October 2012
My family built it in 2 weeks working on nights & weekends. This was our first masonry project! (Click here to see our oven)
Glad We Went With The Large
Posted by E. Rodriguez on 6 June 2013
We ordered the small oven foam, but sent it back (BrickWood's customer service is AWESOME) and they sent us the large form which is more up our alley. With the extra room, we lined up a second layer of firebrick which runs along the inside wall of the oven and the kids cook Smores on that brick. The oven will build countless events with the family.
Good Oven, Will Last For Years...
Posted by M. Peters on 28 May 2013
I love my oven and the directions were straight forward and easy to follow. The work itself was labor intensive but satisfying.
Best Purchase I Could Make.
Posted by Mike on 28 May 2013
I spent over a year researching ovens and I was seriously stressing over the arch. One for making it and two for prolonging the process since the DIY method only allows you to build one row at a time. This seriously expedited the process and gave me the proper arch. As a matter of fact finding this is what ultimately kicked off my project. And two months later I have a working oven.
Easy To Build With Idiot Proof Directions
Posted by Jonathan on 28 May 2013
I looked all over the internet and this was my answer. I ordered everything and produced the grill of my dreams. I would recommend this to anyone. I have had the grill working for two months now and we cook on it often. Please remember to flour up the peel so the pizza will slide off and not stick to the peel.
Held Up Great, Gives Perfect Guidance With No Masonry Skills Needed
Posted by Will on 28 May 2013
This was a great product, it helped me do the dome in less than a day instead of doing it in stages.
Could Not Have Constructed An Oven Without It!
Posted by Rob Ryan on 28 May 2013
I'm a DIY'er and certainly not a mason, but this kit made my dream come true. Instructions were the best written instructions I've ever encountered. It did take me a little..no a lot.. longer than I had told my wife it would, but the pizzas are worth it. I do have one bit of advice. Look for the size brick that the instructions call for. It does make construction easier. If you can't find them, (I couldn't) shave the grout line ridges off of the form before you use it. If you don't, it affects the way the bricks fit against the form and you get a little unevenness inside the oven. Doesn't inhibit cooking, just looks. I would highly recommend this kit. Thanks.
I'm very happy with how the oven turned out!
Posted by S. Hillman on 17/ July 2015
We've had 3 pizza parties so far which have been great fun. Everyone has enjoyed the pizzas and thought it was fun putting on their own toppings. I'm getting better at forming pizzas with the dough each time. It's definitely an art I can see. I've attached another photo which is of one of the pizzas we cooked last night. Bottom line - we're thrilled with the oven and your product / instructions! It makes a great focal point for the backyard and everyone enjoys the pizza! I'm looking forward to branching out to making calzones, baking bread, roasting meats, and doing clay pot cooking such as Moroccan tagine! Thanks! (Click here to see our oven)
Excellent Product & Superb Service!!
Posted by Mick Miller on 18 February 2013
I was very impressed when I saw your product, but I was even MORE impressed with your service. Thank you for ALL the phone time you spent with me while building my oven. Your service and speedy delivery are second to none! The oven came together nicely and we use it all the time (and used all that money we saved on beer!). Great Oven! Great Service!
Why Can't Everything Be This Easy?
Posted by Archie Kellogg on 13 January 2013
Flawless! The directions were spot-on and the oven went together exactly as shown. Whoever did your step-by-step directions is worth their weight in gold!! WE LOVE OUR OVEN and use it every weekend! A+++
Superb Product - Excellent Directions
Posted by Jeremy Sehome on 5 January 2013
I allowed myself 3 weekends to build my oven and it only took 2. Your foam form was very sturdy and was just what I needed to make our oven (which works wonderfully). What was the most valuable to me though were the directions - they were very easy to follow and the project went together like Legos. Will send pictures soon!
Came In $2500 Under Budget! Thank You!
Posted by Tom Silbourne on 15 February 2013
My wife and I remodeled our backyard this summer and had a fixed budget. We knew we had to have a pizza oven, but they were so expensive! Thanks to your wood fired brick oven form, we were able to come in WAY UNDER budget! Thanks for the quality product and excellent instructions!
This Made Building My Own Bread / Pizza Oven Possible
Posted by Jill C. on 30 October 2012
I have to say that this product made it possible for me to build my own bread oven. I have never done anything having to do with masonry, but I could not have imagined doing this project without it. Now the only thing I have left to do is convince people I built it and not my husband. Thank you for making this product.
When the moon hits your eye like a big Pizza Pie… that's Amore!
Posted by Dude on 4 November 2012
After months of searching for a pizza oven form, I choose brickwoodovens.com Grande model. Although I am a "do-it-yourselfer" I did need some help with the block work and fire brick. But afterwards, I was able to put my own spin and additions on the final design. This form made the entire project possible and I could not have done it without Kevin's help. He answered all my questions and gave me suggestions around minor problems with my design. Would do it again in a heart-beat! Here is a video of my project.
I DID IT!!!!!
Posted by Marc Smith on 30 October 2012
One evening, while enjoying pizzas and admiring our oven, my wife asked "Why on earth would a Chriopractor want to build an oven by himself?". I told her that with our patients, raising kids and running around all the time, sometimes a man has to see just what he can do to remind himself he is still a man. I DID IT!!! It seems the more we use ithe oven, the better it works.
Awesome Product! Great Quality!
Posted by Sabrina Owens on 27 October 2012
I don't normally write reviews, but I just had to say how awesome the foam mold was! After we built the base, the oven was super easy to build with the form. I was surprised how dense the foam was - my husband actually stood on it before we put the bricks on and it didn't even budge! Anyway, we got the oven up and running and it works amazingly well! Thank you for the awesome product!
Perfect For The Amateur
Posted by Steve Griffin on 21 September 2013
Perfect for the amateur brick layer as the product took all the guess work out on how to lay your bricks. Your easy to follow instructions are fantastic this was a father and son project we are putting on the final coating this weekend
3 Years & Going Strong!
Posted by Janet Gallum-Craig on 2 February 2013
Normally I don't write reviews, but noticed the my oven door still looks brand new (after 2 years) while my China made BBQ door with wood handles are dried out and faded / cracking - and we bought both at the same time. Thanks for making a great quality product! Door is great - oven is great!
Happy Wife.. Happy Life!
Posted by Judith Kawczynski on 2 July 2014
After years and years of kicking the can, we finally decided to build our dream oven. We kept a binder of ideas of how we wanted to build our oven, and then bought the 28" oven form at the last minute. Glad we did as we were able to incorporate several "borrowed" ideas off other oven exteriors. Our oven "Bella" (grandkids named her) is truly a part of the family now as we experiment almost nightly with new foods and flavors. It has been a very enjoyable experience and wonderful customer service.
Excellent Quality, Service and Materials
Posted by Chuck C. on 17 July 2014
Our son-in-law used our form and was able to remove it and then we used it again for our form and oven. The support and communication with your company has been top of the line, and we have asked several questions, which were answered promptly. We love our oven and will cook the first pizza today with the curing fires now finished. I have and will continue to recommend your company and materials. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Great Value for the Money
Posted by Patrick Duran on 18 December 2012
Good quality accessories. I wasn't expecting a much at the low price, but when I got my order I was pleasantly surprised! Well packaged too - would recommend.
Great Concept & Easy to Build
Posted by Joseph M. on 17 July 2014
Great concept, great to build, the greatest to use. I can't get enough of pizza, grilled meat, vegetables and bread. There's a special taste you can't duplicate on a coal grill.
Ahhhhh... Life is Good!
Posted by B. Hammer on 29 January 2014
Hi Kevin, We lit a fire in Dan's fireplace and put a pizza in the oven.. Ahhh.. life is good!!! (Click here to see our oven)
Well Made American Quality
Posted by Tom Hart on 14 June 2013
Great quality door that's American made. It can be done! Love the color combo with the honey color wood handles. Well Done!
The Mattone Barile Pizza Oven Kits are Incredible!
Posted by Ernest Moranda on 16 June 2014
I am very pleased with my pizza oven kit, I have not been able to build my oven yet but am looking forward to the build. The components are top quality and the online support is 5 stars!
Well thought out kit. Everything went together as shown in directions.
Posted by Michael F. on 2 August 2014
I picked up my form and materials from Superior Landscape supply and put it together as shown in the directions. We followed the directions to a T and build a beautiful oven. The oven works better than we expected. We used it during our daughters wedding reception at our home.
My friends can't believe I built this oven!
Posted by Jose B. on 17 July 2014
Love it! My friends can't believe I built this oven! Easy, fun, and I did it. Instructions are easy to follow. I built mine in small increment of a day here a day there so It didn't cost me chucks of money at one time. I'm so happy. Will build another one again.
Fun for Big Kids!
Posted by Doug D. on 23 September 2014
My boys had fun mixing cement and laying block. Our oven came out perfectly!
This thing Rocks!
Posted by Brad F on 12 October 2013
Not only are the written instructions clear and easy to follow, Kevin was always available to answer even the dumbest questions I have. This oven is the envy of the neighborhood! We have done steak, BBQ chicken and even chicken wings - go ahead and experiment, you can do a ton with it! Not just pizza! It's a Do-It-All Oven!
Exactly what we needed to complete the outdoor kitchen!
Posted by Rebecca Marler on 4 April 2014
Thank you for our product - it MADE our outdoor kitchen. Our son-in-law made the oven and it works very well. We are very pleased with the final outcome and the pizza place down the street has seen the last of our family!
Came Out Better Than We Thought it Would
Posted by Taylor Made Landscape on 5 August 2013
This product was efficient and easy to use in the installation process of the brick pizza oven. We are a landscape contracting company and my mason's found it to be very useful to create a beautiful shape. Our customers were very satisfied and thought it came out better than they had imagined.
We bought the Mattone Barile and Love it!
Posted by Diane D. on 17 July 2014
We bought the Mattone Barile Grande package to help build our pizza oven. The form was a big help along with the directions on the website. The fire blanket was really thick and the over door is very high quality. I would recommend getting the package over buying the pieces ala carte. We love our pizza oven!
The oven works better than I could have imagined!
Posted by D. Schmidt on 17 August 2015
We love the oven! It works better than I could have imagined. Thank you! (Click here to see our oven)
This will be how all wood fired ovens are made in the future.
Posted by T.D. Elliot / Nebraska on 13 June 2013
Words can not describe how easy this oven was to build. After 2 years of research, I finally pulled the trigger on building our oven and built it with the Cortile Barile. It really only took about 2 hours to pour the oven. Building the base was easy and finishing the oven was easy. I should have done this 2 years ago.
WORTH EVERY MINUTE & EVERY PENNY!
Posted by W.C. Harris on 7 June 2013
While the refractory was a bit tough to find, we were able to build the oven quickly and it dried in just days. My son and I finished the oven when he was home for the weekend and after a full week of slow curing, we have a pizza party on Day 7. IT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE & EVERY PENNY!
I had a lot of fun building the oven and your instructions were dead on!
Poster by John Cotie on 2 February 2015
We really enjoy our pizza oven and have had many parties with up to 25 people. We make at least 17 pizzas at each party. Since building the oven we moved and took the pizza oven with us. It was an interesting adventure but arrived in one piece and it looks great right by the ocean. The new location will be its final resting place. Thank you for all your help!
I just wanted to tell you that I have never experienced such wonderful customer service!
Posted by Alejandro Haag on 27 October 2014
The folks at BrickWood Ovens are so friendly and customer service oriented. I would have to agree with all the reviews, they're so right!
Incredible Bang For The Buck!!!
Posted by John M. on 5 January 2016
I purchased the Cortile Barile package 3 for my residential summer camp in Western North Carolina. The kit is a great option for the buyer that doesn't have time to chase down some of the hard to fine materials required to build the oven. Buy a little concrete and you're ready to hit the ground running! It took me 3 weeks from start to finish to build the oven by myself. With two guys, this oven could easily be assembled in a couple of weeks or less. The directions are extremely detailed and not only made building the oven a breeze, but provided a ton of confidence going into a project seemingly much more difficult than anything I have ever attempted before. The oven itself turned out fantastic and our campers are already drooling over homemade pies and countless other awesome meals! The staff at BrickWood Ovens were very helpful in helping me find the best product to the usage I had planned and were always available for any questions I had. Delivery was prompt and well packaged.
Posted by Victor V. on 1 February 2016
I purchased this kit after tons of research and I could not be happier. I never done masonry work before but the ultra-detailed instructions gave me the confidence I needed. It’s a lot easier to print the instructions and place them on a clip board. After I completed the oven I was amazed how easy and good the pizzas turned out. After a few times cooking in the oven I now feel like a pro! BrickWood Ovens included a dough recipe that can’t be beat! Do yourself a favor and purchase the kit with the door, you will want and need it later and it’s not something you can just whip up easily yourself plus you save a little money that way.
A Fun Family Project!
Posted by M. Pokol on 1 October 2015
This is fun-filled family project that will last forever and become the center of your socializing circles. (Click here to see our oven)
Great Project with an Awesome Oven!
Posted by Mike G. on 27 April 2015
The directions are great and the end result is a great addition to our backyard. It is important to follow the directions and buy the materials prescribed. For me it was hard to find the specified size of firebrick and the fire clay required for the high temp mortar. While you need the fire clay, you can make it work with most any size firebrick. I love tools and would recommend you use this opportunity to buy a brick saw. I found a great one at Harbor Freight and used it throughout the project. Now that I have learned to do masonry work I can re-use the saw for other projects. The oven cooks great and makes a great pizza!
Really Enjoy our Cortile Barile!
Posted by A.J.B. on 15 January 2016
My son and I have no masonry experience and were able to build this oven with ease. The kit is very easy to follow and the customer service was fantastic. I even had some critical questions on a Saturday and was able to connect with Kevin in customer service. We have had 4 Pizza Parties and they have been a blast. We already have a waiting list of groups of people waiting for an invite. It is really is a fun way to spend quality time with family and friends.
A One-Man Project
Posted by David D on 31 December 2014
I have enjoyed working on this project. It is taking a little long because of my work schedule, weather and planning my exterior veneer. After seeing the various pictures online I’ve really upgraded my exterior and will post pictures when complete. I should have taken pictures from the start but got busy working and time got away from me. Directions are very good, read them twice and then one time. Would advise that you locate all of your raw material and before beginning. I can't wait to finish. Very please, would highly recommend.
We'd do it again!
Posted by Theo M. on 8 August 2015
We are very pleased with your product and support. It did however take twice as long as we thought...essentially the Summer, between weather, supply, and life delays...to build it. We still have the veneer base to do, but we would definitely recommend your company. The kit and directions were very helpful, thorough and reliable. The customer support from you folks, when we had a question, was very quick and helpful. We've made a few pizzas and they were delicious, so thank you !
Came out better than expected
Posted by Anna Parker on 2 July 2014
We were nervous at first to spend a large amount of money on the DIY pizza oven, but it came out great. The instructions made it very clear and the entire process was amazingly simplistic. My husband has made over 100 pies in the first week (he makes the dough too). Great product and would highly recommend!
The Mattone Barile Grand Package 3 turns out to be a FANTASTIC product!
Posted by Fred D. on 28 December 2015
This turned out to be an ideal product. I had an experienced mason who has built pizza ovens before use this kit and actually prefer it. It was placed as part of a fire place structure (which I have sent pictures of). It made the installation a breeze for the contractor. It is fully operational now and we are loving it. Thank You!
No masonry skills, yet we built this oven
Posted by E. Cullen on 18 January 2016
A full-on DIY project from someone with no masonry experience. We love it!!! (Click here to see our oven)
Professional look on a Great Pizza Oven!
Posted by Gary G. on 14 January 2016
I used the Mattone Barile form with a ceramic blanket. Without the form it would be impossible to get the exact dome shape for this pizza oven. The ridges on the foam form guide each mortar and firebrick placement. The trick is letting each row set-up before placing the weight of the next row on top. Otherwise the mortar tries to slide out from under the firebricks. Take your time and work carefully to make a great pizza oven.
LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!
Posted by Andy S on 10 December 2014
Using the mold worked excellent!! The instructions and information that BrickWood Ovens provided are perfect to use when building the oven kit. Highly recommended for the do it yourselfer rather than paying $3500 or more to have someone else build it. What I like about this is the satisfaction of making a BrickWood Oven by yourself..... The experience of building this with my Dad is priceless.
Couldn't Have Built My Oven Without It!
Posted by Trent Talbot on 12 December 2012
Thank God for your kit! I was about to build a cob oven, but I found your website and ordered the form. In 2 days I had my form and I was working on my oven that weekend. It’s been about 6 months now and I can't say thank you enough - I saved a lot of time and money! I'm actually back on your site buying a door now. Thank you!
I Just Couldn't Be Any Happier!
Posted by Jessica Portman on 23 May 2013
We ordered the foam form kit on Monday and had it by Wednesday. My husband built the base per the directions and we added our own little touches to the oven. Needless to say, the oven is absolutely amazing! It works incredibly well and holds the heat for hours (thanks for the blanket tip!). I used to work at a wood fired oven restaurant in SF and our new oven works just as well (if not better) that the oven we used. Thank you for the great product!
Thank You! We Will Never Eat A Frozen (Or Take-Out) Pizza Again!
Posted by Sarah Chang on 2 March 2013
Excellent kit and it went together just as the instructions showed. The foam form was a bit difficult to get out, but once it came out, we were making wonderful pizzas for the family and friends. The grandkids love it!
A Brick Oven with a Touch of Glamour...
Posted by Octaviano V. on 26 November 2015
My wife and I enjoyed building this pizza oven. The directions and video was very helpful including how to cure it! This is a 5 star oven! Keep making everything in the USA!
Arrived quickly and went up fairly fast
Posted by Mike Sunsal on 24 July 2014
Fast shipping and the oven project went up as described in the instructions. Will use again for future clients.
Everything tastes better coming out of our wood-fired oven.
Posted by C. Bailey on 20 January 2014
We have used it to make: pizza, flat bread, roasted vegetables, ribs, chicken wings, dessert tarts, fish and many more items!!! Everything has come out spectacular and we have been very happy with the performance of the oven! (Click here to see our oven)
Posted by David S. on 16 August 2015
We have used it about 5 times now and I just love it. The process was so easy with the step by step instructions. It is so easy, anyone can do it. I have talked it up so much, I think 4 or 5 of my friends are going to put one in at their house.
Check out my outdoor fireplace and pizza oven!
Posted by Brian J. on 30 January 2016
I purchased the Mattone Barile package 3 and used the instructions on line to assemble the oven within my fireplace/pizza oven's dimensions. It worked great and makes great pizza. The center piece of our backyard.
Top Notch Service
Posted by Anthony Ponder on 22 June 2013
Great customer Service after we ordered the wrong size, BrickWood helped out us out by answering our questions and then swapped out the oven sizes with no issues. Had the newer oven by the end of the week.
The perfect package for our needs
Posted by Slinger F. on 24 August 2014
We chose this package after pricing materials locally and finding the package to be the best deal. Everything was shipped quickly and everything is very high quality. We had no problems following the provided directions and are enjoying the best pizza we've ever had in our own backyard.
Worth the money!
Posted by F. Urran on 3 June 2013
Built my oven a couple of years ago the finally ordered the door. Perfect fit. Works great. Like the nameplate because everyone asks what the trowel is for in the logo, then I get to explain how I made the oven. Minds are blown!!
Great product and Great Price!
Posted by Kevin J. on 26 August 2013
Once I had my oven built and began to use I realized just how important a door would be. I began to explore building one and quickly discovered the value in this door. When the product arrived I couldn't have been happier. Great design with great execution. You won't be disappointed!
Best system ever!
Posted by Robert Dove 13 June 2013
Would not want to try to build a pizza oven without it! Finished my oven one-week before a huge party. Made 3-dozen pizzas that people can't stop raving about!!
Union City Pizza Oven
Posted by Robert G. in 24 June 2015
Finished about a month ago so far so good. Smoked some meat and made 20 pizzas last weekend. I really enjoyed the hands on work and we're ready to have my retirement party.
The pizzas are amazing!
Posted by J. Luman on 30 September 2015
We had a great time building our oven and everyone thinks it's great. Food tastes great cooked in this oven! Especially the pizza! (Click here to see our oven)
Super Oven! Super Service!!!
Posted by Richard E on 23 July 2015
I ordered my oven door on Monday and it was delivered on Wednesday....now that's excellent service! As has been the case with everything I have ordered. My door was not what I expected, it was WAY, WAY better! Although I was disappointed there was no BrickWood logo on it.
We know we will enjoy it for years to come!
Posted by J. Cloke on 30 October 2012
Here are the photos of our bread / pizza oven. We love it so much! They are pictures of construction and our Labor Day party with our make your own pizza bar. It is a wonderful addition to our back garden!
Posted by Jason R. on 23 September 2015
I used your basic oven to make an EPIC oven like none have seen before. Love your product with well-articulated instructions. A lot of work, but nice oven!
Posted by Rodney H on 31 August 2015
It was so simple to build! Great directions and great support if you had any questions. It looks and cooks great!! Everybody wants us to cook fresh pizza for all of their special events. Thanks!!
Made this oven for my Italian mother
Posted by Terrell Siskani on 22 July 2013
I tried to have it made in time for Mother's day but missed it by a couple of weeks. Finished the oven by Fathers day and my parents love it! It was easy to build and the food coming out of it is amazing.
I built the Mattone Barile and it came out Awesome!
Posted by V. Lobue on 2 February 2015
The foam form made the arch of the oven a piece of cake for any DIY’er. Completed oven and pizza prep bar. Thanks for the great product! (Click here to see our oven)
You Have To Try This!
Posted by S. Mathers on 31 October 2012
I would consider my masonry skills as basic but this form made me look like a pro. It was easy to follow and the instructions / pictures were a big help. I am just beginning to cure the oven with the small fires but I have received many positive comments from friends and family. Anyone can do this!!
NOT Blowing Smoke!
Posted by Matthew Kekoa on 30 October 2013
Very good quality, easy to install and works perfectly.
Posted by P. Kelleher on 7 October 2015
I've never laid a brick in my life! Awesome Pizza Oven!
Posted by J. Ramsden on 28 May 2013
It is great and easy to use!!
A Great experience!
Posted by Udo N. on 6 December 2015
I created a brick oven which is VERY unique and VERY special - Thank you BrickWood Ovens!
Would recommend to anyone
Posted by Gerry S. on 15 November 2014
Great product. Easy to follow instructions. Would recommend highly.
More than pleased!
Posted by James P. on 21 December 2015
Was skeptical at first, but we are pleased with its performance overall.
Awesome Product! Built our oven SUPER FAST!
Posted by Troy Sria / TriLake Baptist Church on 17 December 2012
The form was perfect for what we needed! We were able to build our church a pizza oven (for the youth group) and with the super easy-to-follow directions we were able to build a fantastic wood fired brick oven in no time! Thank you for the wonderful form and very fast shipping!
We can't thank you enough for your invention!
Posted by C. Gilliam on 23 August 2012
Last Friday I made the most delicious pizza! My hubby grilled some chicken breast and I made a white sauce pizza with grilled chicken. I also chopped up roasted red peppers and garlic and had that sitting in oil in the frig overnight... this weekend I made mozzarella cheese, so every Friday is now pizza night! I have roasted a ton of chicken in that oven and you can not beat the taste! I made roasted herb chicken and it was out of sight! We love it! Many thanks! (Click here to see our oven)
Couldn't Be More Simple
Posted by Barry Trimble on 28 June 2013
Did a marathon run and had the whole thing done from the ground up in 3 days. The blanket route shaved 2 days off the project. My clients loved it.
Foam was hard to get out, but otherwise.. LOVED IT!
Posted by E. Burr on 12 June 2013
Foam was hard to get out! I was hoping to use it again and build another oven. Otherwise.. AWESOME!
Great addition to the backyard kitchen
Posted by James C. on 2 August 2015
I have always wanted to build a pizza oven, just never trusted myself to do it until I found your kit. Super simple and allowed for creativity.
Enjoyed Every Minute of the Build!
Posted by Jim Z. on 16 November 2013
Lots of good information!
Great products by BrickWood Ovens on a great oven!
Posted by John S. on 14 January 2016
Having a great time with our Barile Grande oven! Thank you for having great products and even better Installation Instructions!
Posted by Cathy T. on 8 December 2015
Good instructions for beginners and it is easy to use. We used a smaller brick so it required some planning.
Posted by Paulo M. on 20 July 2013
Arrived almost overnight and we were building that weekend! Price, Shipping & Oven Kit = 5 Stars!
Posted by Mike McClay on 8 June 2013
The form was great and the directions were even better. Whoever wrote / made them has a dark since of humor - little jokes here and there. Love it!
Well worth the work!
Posted by S. Snell on 2 February on 2015
The entire family is getting into cooking in the wood oven. Would highly recommend!
Perfect! Arrived within 24 hours from ordering!
Posted by Paul S. on 25 February 2016
Super Fast Shipping! Always excellent service from BrickWood Ovens!
We burned the Installation Instructions in Celebration! We did it!!
Posted by L. Lanni on 13 November 2012
Hello! I wanted to share the pictures of our oven. It was hard work - but so much fun. I never imagined that my husband and I could do this! Please don't be offended by the eighth picture (burning the Installation Instructions). We had been planning this for so long and I had originally printed out the instructions back in April. We just finished last weekend. I think we must have looked at it a thousand times between April and September. We had fun burning it in celebration when the oven was finished. All-in-all, it was a very positive experience and I'd encourage anyone else to do it! (Click here to see our oven)
Posted by M. Tabor on 26 October 2013
Fired up the oven 5 times so far with no heat loss. The blanket was easy to install and it lays down nice & cuts nice.
A Great way to build a Wood-Fired Pizza Oven!
Posted by Troy on 24 July 2015
The kit made the process very easy. Instructions were easy to follow. Oven turned out great and pizza has been amazing!
Posted by Franco Crispi on 24 November 2012
The form takes all the worry out of building my own jigs and trying to get the right dimensions for building an efficient oven.
Posted by Robert Cunningham on 5 June 2013
Used the kit on my 3rd oven - easiest way to build an oven by far! Was able to pull the form out to use on the next oven.
Just What We Needed
Posted by Penney Rowe on 5 June 2013
The form was able to provide a perfect arch while we built our oven. It was just what we needed.
Saved A Lot Of Money!
Posted by Greg Mikus on 3 June 2013
Excellent idea and product! Was able to make my oven in one weekend! Recommend using the blanket.
Worth Every Minute.
Posted by Mark Oliver on 4 June 2013
The Oven is a great success. It is a project that will give lasting memories for years, and I am the talk of the town.
F A N T A S T I C ! ! !
Posted by A.C. Grayson on 2nd February 2013
Worked PERFECTLY and we LOVE our oven!!! Great Product and I highly recommend!
What A Great Idea!
Posted by Bob Gonsch on 28 May 2013
I would recommend this product to anyone that is interested in building a fire brick oven. Easy step by step instructions, and the videos are very helpful.
All in all... it was a GREAT experience!
Posted by M Buhler on 9 May 2015
First, let me say that I had never even thought about building a brick oven until I was writing a business plan for a friend that is the executive chef at the city club in Baton Rouge. He has a very large oven at his house, but wanted one to take to different places. We did a bit of research and decided to build your brick oven on a trailer. I designed the trailer and had it built. Then the chef, my grandson and I built the oven. At the slow food dinner, there were seven chefs chosen to each serve a course. My friend served the soup and bread. I helped him make the bread which was baked in the oven. We also made pizza for the other chefs and their helpers. We cooked 15 pizzas in 40 minutes. However, the pizzas were so good that many of the people that paid $150 for the dinner stopped by to get a piece. All in all, it was a great experience. Oh, I forgot to say that your directions are great! (Click here to see our oven)
Heavy Duty Baby!
Posted by Bruce D on 21 December 2015
The products from BrickWood Ovens are Top-Notch! The door was everything I thought it would be. Very substantial - I'm happy. Should last a lifetime!
Awesome pizza oven & the door was better quality than I thought it would be.
Posted by James C on 26 April 2013
I highly recommend this oven door. The door is strong and professional looking.
Posted by P. Edwards on 15 June 2013
Great product! The form made the build 100% easier!
We all had a wonderful time building this oven!
Posted by Tim McKinney on 2 February 2015
We all had a wonderful time building this oven. It has been a long awaited goal for my family, and they all got to help in many ways. It has been even more fun firing it up and cooking a great dinner for us all! Your kit and highly detailed directions were fantastic, and have earned me numerous congratulations on my accomplishments.
I LOVE my Mattone Cupola!
Posted by Chris C. on 1 February 2016
Absolutely love this oven. It was a little challenging to build but well worth it. Actually have the 30 inch which is no longer available. Not only does it cook pizza but also bread, calzones, desserts. I like to fire it up just to see the flames and smell the smoke. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to improve their backyard experience with family and friends.
Always wanted a pizza oven
Posted by Irs S on 24 January 2016
Glad I picked BrickWood Ovens! Excellent products!
Awesome Pizza Oven
Posted by Gabe F on 15 February 2016
Did this project over the last few months and was done in time for a huge super bowl party, looks awesome and the pizza taste even better, Thanks!
Customers are happy!!
Posted by Allan H. on 17 July 2014
Sweet! Our clients and customers are happy!!
Just The Oven We Needed!
Posted by Amanda on 23 August 2015
My oven does not get hot on the outside of the oven at all! I expected a little warmth, but it I have been happily surprised that it is not even warm to the touch when the inside of the oven is 1200 degrees. I am happy with the products overall!
We use our oven all of the time
Posted by R. Elloyan on 18 January 2016
I love my BrickWood Oven and use it all the time for everything from pizza to whole turkeys. Most fun I ever had building something! (Click here to see our oven)
Love it! Still working on food combinations and techniques.
Posted by Bruce A. on 24 March 2015
We offer a pizza dinner to a local nonprofit, as part of their annual auction. Garners top-dollar! Every Wednesday, I pick up a raw ribeye steak from a local eatery and pan sear it in a cast iron pan in the pizza oven. Perfect!
Ohio Pizza Lovers UNITE!
Posted by Cathy S. on 15 August 2015
We completed our oven and couldn't be happier, a fire has been blazing almost every weekend. We love our oven and it does seems to attract friends on the weekends.. You find strangers on the patio all the time!
We Love the oven
Posted by David C. on 23 August 2015
Had a great time building this project! I had a few questions and the customer support was just amazing. We are really enjoying the pizzas and are branching out with other recipes. The oven heats up easily, maintains its heat and is a blast to use.
Having Fun With the Oven
Posted by Donald I. on 12 October 2015
The kit worked great! The directions were easy to understand. We found all of the products needed at our local concrete service store to complete the project. The mold came out in one piece. Customer service was excellent! We are cooking pizzas, bread, and roasts. It took 5 weekends to complete the project by myself due to working all week. But it was fun to make and we are having fun cooking and baking in it!
Nice! Very Nice!
Posted by Eliel C. on 17 July 2014
Very nice pizza oven!!! I have my first pizza today!!! AMAZING!!!
Posted by F. Rupolo on 21 October 2014
This oven is amazing!
Posted by Glenda W. on 21 November 2014
It takes a little while to get the hang of cooking in it but I absolutely LOVE it!!
Our BrickWood Ovens Journey
Posted by Heather M. on 18 December 2014
Wow! What a journey this was!. It was a little more work than we initially thought - yet so rewarding! Every time we post a photo of pizza or steak cooked in our oven, our friends want an invite!! We are so proud of our oven and BrickWood ovens was there to answer any questions we had. We will be enjoying our oven for years to come!
Super Entertainment System!
Posted by P. Glasso on 17 October 2015
The kit was very easy. Since the pictures we added 2 more feet of stack. Love it, great excuse for weekend parties. (Click here to see our oven)
BrickWood Ovens Pizza Oven Review
Posted by Jeffrey D. on 20 January 2015
Everything was exactly as they said it would be and very easy to use. Thank you very much!!
Hats Off to BrickWood Ovens!
Posted by John G. on 16 November 2015
Easy to follow instructions. Lots of fun for the family! Great pizza!
Mattone Barile Grande Pizza Oven Review
Posted by Joseph G. on 17 December 2014
The pizza oven works great! If you live in cold weather you must cover the firebrick with the ceramic fiber blanket and stucco.
The Scalici Oven in Algonac, Michigan
Posted by Michael S. on 18 January 2016
As quoted in a previous review from (Allen S.), "Build It - They will come" couldn't be further from the truth. First of all, we ordered our kit early in 2015 but didn't actually start our oven project until the first week of June. From start to finish, it took almost 2 month's to the day. I found the instructions to be very detailed and very easy to follow. I was a bit intimidated at first since I had never laid brick before but found that once I got started, it was easier than it appeared and mortar is very forgiving. I haven't as of yet perfected cooking in it but seem to get better every time I use it. I actually found it easier to build it than to cook in it, but expect to improve through trial and error. PLEASE NOTE: If You Build It - They Will Come Indeed!
Posted by Millie P. on 2 November 2015
I received excellent service when I called the company with a couple of questions and concerns. It is unfortunate that I do not foresee further need for service because they were so supportive! I got all the answers I needed!
Mattone Barile Grande
Posted by Joseph H. on 28 July 2015
Wow! What a great experience! We had a first run last night and the oven performed extremely well. A friend who also has a wood fired oven came over to provide a few pointers . He was very impressed with the design . Throughout the building process I was very impressed with the detail of your directions. Excellent product would gladly recommend your product!
Posted by Mike G. on 3 November 2013
The foam mold worked great. I was able to take out the form in one piece. I did move the legs out about 4" before I built the rear wall to make it easier to pull the legs out. The square chimney form did not come out easily. I had to smash the Styrofoam to get it out. That made a bit of a mess. The directions were great as well. Easy for anyone to build!
Built memories with my son
Posted by A. Shadoan on 1 February 2016
My oven project – an unbiased review..
Posted by Patrick G. on 2 December 2015
This is the second pizza oven I have built. The first oven was built from scratch - Not a kit which was a P-I-T-A. The BrickWood Ovens kit i purchased by far much, much easier. I would suggest connecting with a company to sell covers on your site, I think you would sell a ton of them.
Posted by R. Quntin on 2 June 2013
This form saves a ton of time and stress for the average homeowner making their own oven. Simple cuts and complete customizability. I cut a brick width off the bottom of the form to make a lower ceiling and am building a custom door arch and dampable chimney.
Not quite as easy as I thought, but we LOVE our oven.
Posted by S. Rankin on 23 September 2015
We knew the project wouldn't be easy as we really have little experience working with brick and block. Due to lots of rain, it took us a long time to finish our project. We felt that most of the instructions were good but did have some problems, the biggest was getting the form out of the completed oven - instructions stated "remove form" but it wasn't that simple, had to cut the form in to pieces to get it out. That being said, we love the finished product and so do all the friends and family who have been here to eat!
Love Our Oven
Posted by Tim C. on 3 January 2015
Building the oven was a bit of a challenge. It definitely took longer than two weekends! I think the most frustrating part was doing a step and then waiting for the drying time before we could progress to the next step. I find 800 degrees a good starting temp when I am cooking several pizzas. The oven is a hit in the neighborhood. Everyone around loves the pizza. Bread from the oven is outstanding. We also have cooked chicken and Spanish meatballs.
Fun to Build
Posted by Thomas T. on 1 December 2015
I had zero masonry experience and was able to complete the oven. It's a lot of work but the results are worth it!
Great Service - Great Products
Posted by Rose M. on 29 September 2014
This door is very heavy and great quality item. We recently had to replace the handles due to our own improper use and BrickWood Ovens service was amazing. I had an email response the same day an our new handles were in the mail within a couple of days. I recommend all the products that BrickWood Ovens sells.
Mattone Barile Package 4 Review
Posted by Scott H. on 7 September 2014
The oven components were spot on, I received great support, and the oven turned out fantastic! For the most part the build instructions were extremely good, however, they could use a little updating. We are LOVING our oven!
The Flanagan's Pizza Oven
Posted by Thomas F. on 18 December 2014
I am very happy with the pizza oven. After all of the research that I did to determine time and materials needed the one thing I would say is it takes a little longer than the suggested hours to build. I also think you should know that the hours need to be spread out over time due to time needed for things like the foundation to cure. I am happy with the oven and am looking forward to cooking other items besides pizza in the oven.
I LOVE IT!!!
Posted by Vern L. on 24 December 2015
The oven took a lot more time than I thought it would.. But I overbuilt it!!!
Posted by R. Woods on 11 December 2013
Mornin guys! Well, we got her done! We have finished the break in fires and you were right.. it wasn't that difficult even for a guy who has never laid a brick or block in his life. Took me 3 weekends including Fridays to finish and it looks great! I finished the base in flagstone to match the rest of my yard and pool finishes. Tonight we are having a pizza party with some friends. Thanks for a great product, unfortunately every time I see a brick I want to lay it :) If you’re ever in Las Vegas, look us up... you know where the food is! (Click here to see our oven)
Great products and service!
Posted by Shawn O'Grady on 26 November 2013
The end result is fantastic and I have gotten nothing but compliments over oven. I have recommended it to just about everyone I know.
Posted by Matthew Olive on 9 June 2013
A+ Highly Recommend!
Posted by L. Olufsen on 14 June 2013
Great DIY project at a great price!
Works Well, But Don't Be Sloppy
Posted by O. Zimmer on 23 June 2013
I had very good results in the end and am quite happy with it. If I were to do it again (which I someday might if we have to move) I would wrap the form in aluminum foil so it comes out easier and could be reused.
Worked Great For What We Needed
Posted by Derrick K. on 13 June 2013
The foam worked as described.
Posted by Tadd on 29 May 2013
After spending hundreds of hours on the internet trying to pick the best oven to build, I chose the Mattone Barile Grande. Smartest choice I ever made. The pre-marked foam form and the simple to follow instructions made the project fun to build. Watching that first pizza baking in MY OWN Brick Oven made the whole project worth every hour spent from searching to finished oven.
Posted by B, Leaf on 28 May 2013
It is great and easy to use!
Made A Perfect Oven
Posted by Remy Coleman on 11 June 2013
The foam form worked exactly as detailed to make the arch for our oven. The foam was a booger to get out, but it left a perfect oven that we love.
Posted by Doug Silver on 4 June 2013
Excellent Instructions and it went together perfectly.
Quick And Good
Posted by Tom Howe on 30 October 2012
You can build the entire oven quickly as you don't have to move your form for each row of bricks when building. Build as fast or slow as you like. Comes out great even with no prior masonry experience. (The internet is your friend for instructions / videos!!). Made stucco from scratch and put fossils in the stucco. Good support from BrickWood Ovens.
We Love It!
Posted by Gary Wade on 1 November 2012
We love it! I kind of wish I would've built the bigger one, but it works great! We've had a few pizza parties and it is a big hit with our friends and families! I'm attaching pics of our first pizza and bread. Pretty cool, huh? I'm still considering a layer of fire clay and maybe rock, and maybe extending the chimney a little; don't know for sure. Once again, we love it!!!
Thanks to all at BrickWood Ovens!
Posted by K. Schopp on 7 March 2016
Construction pictures of the Schopp's Chicago-style "Forno Mio". A lot of friends and family helped to complete this project and are now enjoying the homemade pizzas with endless possibilities! (Click here to see our oven)
Posted by Daniel Sapien on 4 November 2012
I am not a mason. By far the instructions and steps are easy enough that even a person like myself could follow. It took more time than I thought, but it was well worth it. Enjoying my pizza thanks to BrickWood Ovens.
Goes with my Big Green Egg
Posted by Jason Remlan on 20 July 2014
Made the dome oven into our new outdoor kitchen - this was the centerpiece. Now I got something for everybody. Grill, Egg and Pizza Oven. The oven went together quicker than I thought it would, less than the stated 2 hours. Finished product looks and works great!
Posted by P. Ursy on 14 June 2013
Great DIY project at a great price!
Now you're cookin'
Posted by Mike McDaniel on 27 February 2013
I'm an experienced contractor, but this oven was for me. Form was a little difficult to press together, but once assembled, it made formation of the barrel a walk in the park. Best part was having instructions in good English by someone with a sense of humor. Be forewarned - they call for nearly ten days of drying and curing time. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS! This isn't their 1st rodeo!
Posted by Kim on 30 October 2012
Being a stone mason and having this mold to work with, got the job done in 4 days!
Posted by Seth B. on 17 July 2014
I am just finishing my oven and am happy with the form and the directions that were provided. I would have given it a 5 star rating except for one thing. In the directions, I was instructed to buy enough ingredients for 500lbs of high temp mortar, which is way too much mortar. I used the Mattone Barile w/Insulation form and I'm very happy with the oven.
Building the oven was easier than building the base.
Posted by Tommy Marra on 6 June 2013
Building the oven was easier than building the base.. And building the base was easy! Excellent idea!
Posted by Mike on 3 November 2013
The foam mold worked great. I was able to take out the form in one piece. I did move the legs out about 4" before I built the rear wall to make it easier to pull the legs out. The square chimney form did not come out easily. I had to smash the Styrofoam to get it out. That made a bit of a mess. The directions were great as well. Easy for anyone to build.
Posted by O. Elgin on 2 November 2012
Please see Picasa for pictures of our oven and thanks for the wonderful design :) (Click here to see our oven)
Posted by Dane Redmond on 15 September 2014
Received kit 2 days after ordering and built the oven in just 3 hours by myself. It was very easy to build and works amazingly well. Would recommend.
Very Happy with our oven!
Posted by Victor Elgin on 12 July 2014
Pleasurable experience. Built my oven with my 78 year old father, probably our last project. God bless.
Posted by Anderson Shoemaker on 31 July 2014
Received the kit in 3 days from the order date, so it had to sit in the garage until we were ready with the base. The base directions were very detailed and easy to follow. The oven went together exactly as shown on the directions and we had no issues. After a lot of research going into this oven, I'm glad I chose BrickWood ovens. Quality company and would recommend.
Review by Energy Engineer
Posted by Miguel P. on 6 August 2014
The best product for my energy saving project!!
The form is great.
Posted by Robert F. on 17 July 2014
The form is great. I built a beautiful oven and followed most of the plans. I made some minor changes by adding to the tabletop and building in a damper into the chiming. Other than that it's all about the same and it works great. In time I will learn the oven better. My first pizza party was a total success. The comments were," This is the best pizza I've ever had". What a great party that was!! I highly recommend following the plans and using the form. Also the price on the ceramic wool is the best deal anywhere. Thanks BrickWood Ovens!
Posted by Mark on 16 February 2014
Very happy with the building process and happier with the result.
The form was great.
Posted by Ray R. on 27 July 2014
The form was great. To be perfectly honest the plans you posted were very thorough. I enjoyed making the oven, and I'll begin the initial firing of the oven.
The Pizza Oven Form Worked excellent!
Posted by Charles M. on 17 July 2014
I also like the high temp mortar that you have on you site. Saved me lots of time and money! Oven works great!
Love our oven!
Posted by Michael V. on 24 July 2014
The foam form made our oven a breeze to build!
40" Mattone Cupola oven at the Mohrmans
Posted by Forrest Mohrman on 22 December 2014
Over this past summer I cast the 40" Cupola oven and retrofitted it in place of a purchased oven. We are more than pleased with the way it cooks and maintains a fire. The purchased oven we bought was much smaller and was very hard to get hot and maintain a fire because of the limited head room. The 40" oven we now have is very easy to get a roaring fire going and has plenty of cooking room. Heck, you can do an entire dinner in the oven. We cannot thank you enough for providing the public with such a great design. The construction for us was a breeze but I must say this - pay attention to the finish on the exterior as this prevents water and ice damage. Make sure the dome is well insulated underneath. If you make sure these two things are done properly you will have a great oven for a long, long time. Thanks again! 5 stars!
The Tower of Pizza!
Posted by B. Terpstra on 23 August 2012
To whom it may concern, we are thrilled with our pizza oven from BrickWood Ovens! (Click here to see our oven)
Posted by Tadd on 29 May 2013
After spending hundreds of hours on the internet trying to pick the best oven to build, I chose the Mattone Barile Grande. Smartest choice I ever made. The pre marked foam form and the simple to follow instructions made the project fun to build. Watching that first pizza baking in MY OWN Brick Oven made the whole project worth every hour spent from searching to finished oven!
Bob’s BrickWood Oven
Posted by Robert T on 11 July 2015
Thought about making an outdoor brick oven for years. Looked at many designs from many companies. Decided on BrickWood Ovens plans because they were engineered for the regular guy to build. I had the plans for several weeks before starting. Spent most of that time finding and gathering materials. The weather in New Jersey has been very wet. Once the project was under way everything went very smoothly. It’s still a work in progress and should be completed in the next week or so depending on the weather. I'm putting on the 2nd layer of fire bricks now. My photo construction file will be forwarded to Brick Wood Ovens soon. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this product to anyone thinking about doing this.
Brick Pizza Oven
Posted by Dale B on 27 November 2014
It's a snap to work with and the whole process went quickly. We have enjoyed many delicious pizza pies.
Posted by Brent H. on 21 July 2015
We built the Mattone Barile oven. The on-line directions were perfect. This oven is perfect for small parties and our friends were amazed. We have cooked dozens of pizzas, sourdough bread, calzones, etc. All came out great. If you are going to use the oven a lot, then you need the ceramic blanket. Ours works fine without it, but we took the time to "cure" the oven properly. The foam form worked great, wish there was an easier way to get it out.
South Pacific Pizza Oven
Posted by Bruce R. on 7 December 2014
We have shipped our Cortile Barile package to the South Pacific. We have poured the castable refractory into the forms and were thrilled with the results!
Posted by Christine M. on 25 August 2015
The form was perfect. It made the task so simple. We are extremely happy with the outcome. Our friends, family and neighbors are also very happy with what comes out of the oven. Thanks!
Our Oven – A Review
Posted by Daniel V. on 16 December 2014
The oven works to perfection! The directions are straightforward and easy to follow. We enjoyed making the oven and use it quite a bit. Great family project!
Posted by Dean B. on 2 July 2015
We love our new Cortile Barile Oven. In our first pizza party we cooked 82 pizzas! It was a fairly straight forward process to build and it came out fantastic. I had no masonry experience but the instructions and videos made it easy. It's a great project for any outdoor kitchen!
The owner of the company was a wonderful resource.
Posted by J. Olson on 6 October 2013
We decided to build a pizza oven because we love fires, outdoors and entertaining. We used BrickWood Ovens as our resource. They provided us with a detailed instruction manual on how to build the oven and an online store to purchase some of our materials. We decided to build the insulated Mattone Barile Grande. I am glad that we went with that choice because it is large enough to bake multiple pizzas and we like the fact that the outside does not get hot so our kids would not get burned if they touch it. The owner of the company was also a wonderful resource and very helpful when we had questions along the way! (Click here to see our oven)
Tinucci's Brick Oven review for the Mattone Barile Grande
Posted by D. Tinucci on 5 August 2015
What a great oven my project turned out to be. The step by step instructions turned out to be a lifesaver. On the base installation, the block technique gave us enough info to feel comfortable in poring the base and wood storage walls as one monolithic concrete pour... check out my pictures for ideas. The dome installation was spot on and again the instructions were well put together. We ended up hiring a Mason as doing detailed masonry work for the DIY is difficult to get just right. The foam cast for the dome produced the secret sauce to make a perfect shape and yes it was very difficult to get out but well worth it. The kit I ordered had all the necessary and expected parts....can't wait to churn out the pizzas and all kinds of wood-fired food delights!
Mattone Barile Grande Project
Posted by Fred R. on 11 June 2015
I have been completely happy with this product and instructions. The oven has performed perfect and better than others I have seen that cost more than $4000.00. This was a very fun and easy project enjoyed by family and friends. I would recommend this if you are in need of a pizza oven.
You couldn't make this door much for much less of the cost of this door!
Posted by F.J.R. on 4 July 2015
The door fits its opening even if you’re opening is not perfect. When in place you keep the heat ready for your next pizza. Cost effective for firewood.
Posted by Ivan T. on 14 February 2016
Best company in the world!!!
MacMillen Oven Review
Posted by James M. on 28 October 2014
The kit and instructions were very helpful… the project took longer than the advertised two weekends but it is well worth it...the pizza is great!
Mattone Barile Grande Package 4 Review
Posted by Marc F. on 10 November 2015
Tremendous product! One stop shopping, everything arrived in a timely fashion and packaged nicely. Made construction very easy. Recommend this product to anyone looking to build this oven.
Oven Foam Form Review
Posted by Kelly on 22 June 2015
The foam form definitely is the way to go. Very easy to use, and saves time!
Courtad's Backyard Bar and Grill
Posted by M. Courtad on 5 July 2015
I purchased the Cortile Barile and I have to say this has been one of the most enjoyable projects I have done. Not being a mason "Which I have the utmost respect for now" it went very well. Your directions were right on. I did make some modifications and poured my own concrete top instead of using bricks. I wanted a little more space in the front. I had some questions during the proceeds and emailed you some questions and you got back to me very quickly. If anyone out there wonders if they can pull this project off, they can with BrickWood Ovens! One of the most enjoyable projects I have done.
Fit is perfect!!
Posted by J. Fischer on 28 July 2013
Great quality! Perfect fit!!!!
Thanks for all the help you gave along the way!
Posted by A. Granadeiro on 12 July 2013
Hi Kevin! Attached are the pics from my project… the oven came out great! Your instructions were very easy to follow. Never did any brick work before this. You can use me as a reference anytime. Let me know if you like.
(Click here to see our oven)
Moody's BrickWood Ovens Review
Posted by Michael M. on 14 July 2015
Excellent instructions, quality materials, but having absolutely no masonry skills a bit of a stretch... However, it is a joy to have an oven in the yard that cooks, bakes and roasts wonderfully! We did a turkey yesterday!
Roberson Pizza Oven Review
Posted by W. Roberson 22 June 2015
I think we have had 3 weekend parties over the last 5 weeks and the oven is the hit of the party. We have probably made 75 – 100 pizzas so far.
Posted by H. Brenin on 12 June 2013
Good price for kit!
Posted by C. Yager on 14 June 2013
Great DIY project at a great price!!
You have to try this!!
Posted by M. Darrok on 31 October 2012
I would consider my masonry skills as basic but this form made me look like a pro. It was easy to follow and the instructions / pictures were a big help. I have received many positive comments from friends and family. Anyone can do this!!!
Flynn / Goldstone Oven Project
Posted by P. Flynn on 20 June 2015
Maybe we should call two old guys and a lot of cement. LOL! We had fun completing the project and I have to say a lot more fun enjoying the fruits of our labor. All in all, we are having fun cooking for family and friends. The products and the additional dishes we have prepared are yummy!
Posted by Troy C. on 20 January 2016
This product was exactly as described. Directions easy to follow and form worked perfectly to aid in shaping oven. We are so pleased with our finished oven and the incredible pizza it bakes!
Jones Pie Palace
Posted by Wayne J. on 21 July 2015
Thank you BrickWood Ovens! Everything I ordered arrived safe and quickly. The oven went together as described and it looks great! The door we ordered is awesome, very professionally finished. Thanks again! Wayne
A Combination Of Lego's & Lincoln Logs
Posted by Charles McNutt on 11 June 2013
The oven was as easy to build as putting Lego's / Lincoln Logs together. Excellent directions and it was built smoothly with no hiccups. Great product, great service and fast shipping.
Thanks for all of your help!
Posted by R. Modjewski on 24 September 2013
Hi BrickWood Ovens! Thanks for the help in designing the oven, it works great! (Click here to see our oven)
Posted by S. Bell on 2 June 2013
This form saves a ton of time and stress for the average homeowner making their own oven. Simple cuts and complete customizability. I cut a brick width off the bottom of the form to make a lower ceiling and am building a custom door arch and dampable chimney.
Easy Form To Line Up Brick Rows
Posted by Roy Tanner on 1 July 2013
1st time laying brick. Form helped to keep rows straight and even. I also managed to get the form out without breaking it.
Foam Form Review
Posted by Dale Odden on 5 November 2012
The foam form concept worked very well and was much easier than any other plan that you see.
Posted by April Berlin on 30 January 2013
Good quality product and fast shipping. Thank you.
Posted by Charles Wrigley on 27 June 2013
Almost bought one similar but decided to keep looking. Glad I found your website. We got the Cortile and was able to build the base and oven in one day. The oven is perfect and works better than expected.
Flawless delivery to Anguilla
Posted by Richard Uibel on 4 July 2014
Ordered this kit and had it all shipped to Miami - then cargo to Anguilla in the Caribbean. Everything arrived well before departure and the order was 100% correct (we actually got more firebrick than shown in the kit). The order cleared and arrived well within our window and the staff at BrickWood made the process of shipping overseas very easy.
Posted by Neko Mann on 29 December 2012
Just what I needed to build my oven. It worked perfectly. The directions were Idiot-Proof - thank you for that! A+
Fit is perfect!
Posted by T. Cupp on 28 July 2013
Great quality! Perfect fit!
Posted by Nunziato on 3 August 2013
Built the oven with my brother in about a month (weekends only) and have been enjoying pizza ever since.
Call me anytime and I'll be happy to talk to any of your prospective customers!
Posted by S. Tidsley on 21 December 2012
Our oven took a little longer than I thought, but I was away a lot and the weather didn't cooperate when I started. We put a lot of thought into it and wanted it to have a Southwest flair… Everyone that sees it can't believe it.. and that I did it myself! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this project to anyone. We recently roasted corn, BBQ’ed shrimp, baked sweet potatoes and chicken. All came out very well. There is a learning curve to get the fire right, but it didn't take long to figure it out. I love my oven. Call me anytime and I'll talk to any of your future customers! (Click here to see our oven)
Just For What I Needed
Posted by Gene McDougal on 31 December 2012
Looked online to build my oven and was about to build my oven w/ a sand mold. Thankfully, I found your product and built my oven in just 2 days. Very well built form and easy to build oven. Will recommend!
Posted by Mike Rose on 2 August 2014
Everything came out perfect and the directions were flawless. The castable was easy to put in the molds and we just punched it into place. My kids said it was a Daddy Size Play-Doh mold. All the parts fit together nicely and the final oven looks great. We've got pie after pie coming out - Fun!
Posted by James C. on 17 July 2014
Excellent product. It looks great!
Posted by B. House on 26 October 2013
Fired up the oven 5 times so far no heat loss.. Blanket was easy to install..
Posted by P Edwards on 15 June 2013
Great product, made the build 100% easier!
Posted by Valerie on 4 August 2014
I purchased this for my father and he had so much fun building his brick oven. I did not realize that the kit would include accessories so that was a happy surprise. He has made fantastic pizza in it so far and I'm looking forward to experimenting with bread baking.
Posted by Michael H. on 17 July 2014
I was able to get everything at one location!
Posted by Mark D. on 7 July 2014
The foam form made the project A LOT easier.
Learned new skills..
Posted by J. Morgan on 2 April 2014
A great project with awesome directions! I really like your products and had a ball during the project. It was fun to learn new masonry skills! (Click here to see our oven)
Made it mobile
Posted by Terri L. on 20 June 2013
My husband and I love our new oven. We put it on wheels and roll it all over the patio - it's great. Was able to make 22 pizzas last Friday on a single firing.
Posted by Brad Owen on 20 September 2013
The Barile form was easy to use and the raised lines on the form for each course helped me lay the bricks straight and level, my only frustration was that I couldn't get the form out in one piece. I was really hoping to reuse the form.
Posted by Chad on 17 June 2014
The form made the building process much easier!
The form was Awesome
Posted by Barbara W. on 17 July 2014
The form was awesome! The only draw back was it was hard to remove when we were ready to take out had to literally. Cut into pieces to get the form out
28" Mattone Cupola Review
Posted by Lance Johnson on 25 March 2015
We built our oven over Christmas vacation when the kids were home and everything went well. The oven is currently on a temporary stand until I get my 1926 Graham Brothers truck ready to go. Then I think we will have the coolest pizza truck around.
Barile Door Product Review
Posted by Mike Heath on 23 October 2012
I was actually surprised by the quality of this door. My last oven had a skimpy / thin metal door, but this door was very thick and the wood handles are really bolted on. Great Quality!!
Posted by Martin P on 23 November 2015
This oven kit and the support from BrickWood Ovens made this journey of possibilities - possible. After researching several different techniques used in the construction of the Wood-fired oven, their system was the easiest. This kit can be utilized for either the professional or the weekend warrior. I am the weekend warrior - using some masonry skills and common sense I set out on this journey of discovery. After vacationing in Sicily, Italy I realized this style of oven is still being used today in the modern world and I needed to have one in the back yard to make delicious pizza, bread, smoked meats and fish. This oven does an incredible job on smoked salmon. Since building the oven the entire family is very excited about my accomplishment and embraced the oven in the backyard. Anyone with the smallest amount of skills can accomplish this build and you too can be the hero of the family if not the neighborhood. Thank you Brick Wood Ovens for your awesome template, instructions and support. Everyone who is thinking of building this oven - just get off the couch and DO IT! It is quite the accomplishment when it is complete and when you pull out your first pizza - knowing that this oven dates back well over 2,000 years. . Fire up the oven -fire up the family with fun. After the completion, the Pizza Oven will stand as a monument to the hard work, dedication and drive of you family but more importantly - as a centerpiece for socializing and family fun.
Cortile Barile Review
Posted by John H. on 15 November 2015
I am very happy with the pizza oven kit I purchased. Customer service was good -- all questions answered promptly.
Built it ourselves!
Posted by V. Wedmore on 27 October 2015
A lot of work to build, but the kit we purchased made it possible and we're loving our pizza oven! (Click here to see our oven)
Posted by John S. on 15 February 2016
After a slow start, I finally got our Mattone Barile Grande oven built and we couldn't be happier! I've made everything from pizza to Borchetta (our Christmas dinner) in it and use it as often as we can. We love it!
Mattone Barile Pizza oven form review
Posted by Kara S. on 18 November 2014
This was perfect for our needs and the instructions were easy to follow. Great product!
BrickWood Ovens Review
Posted by Mark S. on 15 November 2015
We finished our oven two weeks ago! Making pizzas in it twice a week. Had a big pizza party for family tonight... Total success! We have 3 pizza peels! Lol Best project we ever built as a family!
Thank you BrickWood Ovens for our GREAT backyard pizza oven!
Posted by Matt O. on 24 June 2015
At first I was not sure whether or not building this oven was going to be worth the effort and I wasn't sure that I would use it enough. I was completely mistaken! Our oven has been the hit of my outdoor cooking. I have never used an oven like this (high heat) and it is a challenge at first, but every time I use it, I learn more about how to do better the next time. I have used it for cooking pizza with family, friends and even a workplace team builder at my home. We have also cooked chicken, meat loafs, vegetables, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. It has been great fun and it cooks the best pizza! I am a do-it-yourself enthusiast and was very excited about the build of this oven after reading the instructions provided from the website. Bill of materials with very detailed instructions provided me complete confidence that I would be able to complete this without any questions. We absolutely love our oven and have enjoyed many pizza's over the last 4 months with family and friends, the build for me was just as fun as well. Thank you BrickWood Ovens for this great backyard oven!
Posted by C. Sabina on 27 May 2014
I use my oven all the time and the ceramic blanket allows me to do pizza in as little as 3 minutes. Keeps it hot!!
Mattone Barile - Package 3 Review
Posted by Rex B. on 7 September 2015
Kit was great. The styrofoam form worked perfectly and the fiber blanket, spark arrestor, and door allowed me to build a complete and fully functional oven. Very pleased!
The long and winding oven build
Posted by Steve E. on 13 October 2014
I'd like to meet the guys that can build an oven in a few weekends.. For me it was a joy and a curse. I love the result, but boy did it take a lot of time. The kit I bought was a wonderful aid to the process. As a first time brick layer having the guidelines and curves already thought out was a great help. The instructions and material amounts were also key to the success. Love the result!
Posted by D. Bundy on 2 February 2015
Product was simple and easy to work with. Great results! Would recommend to a novice. (Click here to see our oven)
Pride Clouds My Critique
Posted by Bill on 31 October 2012
Got the styrofoam form, followed the instructions, had normal trouble (masonry is work). I did have a bit of trouble finding fireclay, but once located, things flew fast. Don't let a fireplace salesman tell you pre-mix is the same. It is not waterproof, the fireclay is. I like Chipotle BBQ chicken pizza best!!
My Oven Form Review
Posted by Roy Forster on 31 December 2012
The mold worked very well for forming and installing the bricks. The foam was a little hard and messy to get out but the oven came out looking great.
Posted by Susan on 16 November 2013
The quality of the oven form is top-notch!
This was a Great Idea!
Posted by C. Towne on 2 June 2013
This form saves a ton of time and stress for the average homeowner making their own oven. Simple cuts and complete customizability. I cut a brick width off the bottom of the form to make a lower ceiling and am building a custom door arch and dampable chimney.
A little more work than I thought.. But we LOVE the final result!
Posted by Rich Matthews on 7 July 2012
While it didn't take more than 2 hours to cast the oven, it took about another hour to strip the oven of all that foam. But the result was fantastic. The oven works very well and we saved a lot of money!
Mattone Barile Review
Posted by Steven. L. on 28 August 2014
Worked great, the oven shape was right on the money. Excellent service. Thanks!
I'm really happy!
Posted by Fernando R. on 18 July 2014
Yes, I'm really happy. Now it looks like an original project that I can be proud of. Thank you.
What a good time building, cooking and sharing!
Posted by Mike Abraam on 4 October 2014
This is my first time doing any type of masonry work! It was challenging, but worth every bead of sweat. I highly recommend BrickWood Ovens to everyone!
We had a blast with this project!
Posted by Timothy Long on 2 November 2014
My Wife, daughter and a very hard working neighbor, spent a month of weekends on construction. We are far from masons and the instructions were spot on. The Party is non-stop with great pizza and breads. Thanks BrickWood!
Posted by G. Hayton on 18 September 2015
Your records will reflect that I purchased package 3. The instructions were complete and easy to follow. We have enjoyed our oven and creating our own pizza recipes. Thanks! (Click here to see our oven)
Very Nice Kit
Posted by L White on 27 October 2013
It was a very satisfying project and your form worked out very well. It took me two months working on the weekends. I received the marble midway thru the project and had to extend the walls and add the shelf. (Click here to see our oven)
Posted by C. Brown on 1 November 2015
So much fun! But never TOO much fun! Thanks for the great products and customer service. (Click here to see our oven)
We see numerous opportunities for good fellowship and outreach with our oven.
Posted by J. Henry / WUMC on 21 August 2012
In combination with Crookston's Ox Cart Days celebration and parade, we invited the public to join us and a taste of wood fired pizza from our oven on Sunday afternoon. We offered a taste of pizza and an opportunity to order a whole pizza - all for a free will offering. The Celtic group entertained folks while pizzas were made. Joe Henry (who built the oven) baked about 45 pizzas from 4-6:30pm. This celebration was part of Wesley United Methodist Church's Missional Journey to bring the diverse population in our community together. The pizza and bread oven will be the center of many more engagements with the community.
(Click here to see our oven)
28" Cupola Review
Posted by S. Scheffe on 2 February 2015
Very cool! Very happy with our Mattone Cupola and we use it all of the time. Thank you BrickWood - Saved a ton of money! (Click here to see our oven)
Thanks for everything
Posted by M. Bargallo on 24 November 2013
Kevin, I just have to tell you that this oven is awesome! My house was the place to be all summer long. Thank you very much and thanks for always answering the phone. (Click here to see our oven)
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