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Behind the Scene- Forno Bravo Wood-fired Casa 2G Oven Installation

Sweltering South Carolina summer heat and a fifteen foot rise  to the platform where a wood-fired oven would rest didn’t keep Jim Erskine and Tom Silver from working hard on  the  installation phase of this Forno Bravo oven project. This Casa 2G oven kit from Forno Bravo is a fabulous oven perfect for a custom surround within this  kitchen opening that will provide indoor cooking pleasure year round. Here is a one example of an installation with a number of structural considerations different from an outdoor on-grade installation. Discussed are  some of the steps of the process photographed  by Tom while on the job.

The foundation and floor for the oven was built first.  An opening for  select wood best for wood-fired cooking is on the  interior side. Placement of this oven allows for a metal stud wall that will frame and surround the oven built into the residence. The  siding and all the finishing design elements to come.

Building the foundation for the oven

Once the foundation was built and the floor surface, a 2 inch layer of high efficiency alumina silicate insulation board is placed on the foundation floor. This material, available through Forno Bravo, reduces the 800 degree cooking floor of a pizza oven to roughly 170 degrees at equilibrium making it twice as efficient as vermiculite board.   Jim and Tom then placed the oven floor pieces and began sealing with Forno Bravo refractory cement as shown.

Placement of the first Casa 2G oven dome sections

Oven floor over insulation board and foundation

Following completion of assembling the dome, the joints need to be sealed with more of the refractory cement.

Jim sealed the dome joints with refractory cement- sticky and perfect for the job.

Oven facing kitchen ready for next phase

He then added lathe for added stability with consideration to the construction that will take place around the oven.

Jim sealed the dome joints with refractory cement- sticky and perfect

We’ll provide some images of the completed oven once we receive them. These folks are soon to experience years of cooking enjoyment with their new oven.

Soon to come- we’ll be sharing another installation project designed by another couple about fifty miles south of Asheville. They created a fun outdoor cooking and entertaining area behind their home and are enjoying the mouth-watering results!

Anyone interested in learning more about this particular oven or any other Forno Bravo wood-fired oven including pre-assembled ovens  please call us at The ARCH 828 253 5455. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


  1. August 6, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    mmmmm looks great. makes me want a pizza! great job jimmy and tom!

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