Turn an oil drum barrel into a pizza oven!

Barrel Oven

Here’s another great idea for all you pizza lovers out there!

If you find building a cob oven or cement outdoor pizza oven too laborious, perhaps you’d like this DIY pizza oven made from an empty oil drum. ūüôā

Barrel Oven

It involves a little bit of the usual steel works, but this project is way simpler than molding a cement or clay pizza oven. You don’t have to worry about the dome as the oil barrel itself makes¬†the dome. And you don’t have to spend as much time building it as you would a clay or brick pizza oven!

It’s a relatively easy steel project since some of the steps can be done with simple tools like a drill and tin snips.

So if you are someone who likes working with steel, a steelworker or know someone who is, then this is a great project for you! Once you’re done you can reward yourself with some¬†delicious freshly baked homemade pizza or even bread. ūüėČ

Is this going to be your next upcycling project?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Empty Oil Barrel Steel Drum
  • 2mm Steel Sheet
  • 40x40mm Steel Angle
  • 6″ Stove Pipe
  • 10mm Rod (or Studding)
  • Kiln Shelves
  • Fiberglass Insulation

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Welding Equipment
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Angle Grinder (with disc for stones)
  • Power Drill

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You can get step-by-step instructions from Chris over at Bonwick Bodges!




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