I have dreams about installing a full-on backyard kitchen complete with a wood-fired pizza oven. Alas, those dreams have yet to come true. However, I have never thought about actually building one myself. Fortunately, Mike Wilkie has.
As you can see in the photo, this Pompeii oven is no quick and dirty temporary solution. It's built to last. If you are up to the challenge, Wilkie used information from Forno Bravo for the build, and you can do the same. [Forno Bravo and Mike Wilkie's Flickr via Lifehacker]
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