Backyard Pizza Oven Inspiration - 2019
|Not my photo. Not my pizza oven. Found it here online.|
I came across it online last week and have revisited the photo a few times now. To be totally clear, that is NOT my photo above. You can find the original here.
But, let's look at a few things that jump out to me in terms of pizza oven inspiration. First, the wood storage box. One of the things that I really like about this is that the builder limited the depth. There's room for *just* enough depth to hold wood cut to a specific length. In our old outdoor fireplace, I built a similar wood-storage box *under* the fireplace, but I used the full depth of the fireplace and it ended up being a dark, dirty den for critters and spiders. While I don't love the cinderblock showing through (and I'm not sure what the solve is besides veneer there), I *do* love how they've made a place for storage of wood. And not critters.
The other part that I'm drawn to is that I find this to be somewhat Asian-inspired. Maybe it is the overall shape of the oven with the flared footprint and angled-in base coupled with the flared/swept-up edges of the roof. I recently shared some photos of my visit to Gotenyama Gardens in Shinagawa, Tokyo and talked about how I'm being increasingly drawn to their style of lush, fern-heavy gardening. And maybe that's why I like this?
Something like this would look great in our backyard, right? First, I suppose, we need to fix the 'entrance' to our backyard via a side walkway.