Forum / Traditional wood fired oven dimensions

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The below table offers some example dimensions of tradition wood fired pizza ovens. The size of an oven built or purchased will depend upon the application and potential budget.

Dimension Examples

Internal DimensionsHearth Surface AreaDome ShapeVault HeightDoor HeightDoor WidthFlue WidthFoundationPizzas (10")
30" diameter (76cm)706inch2 (4,363cm2)Igloo16" (41 cm)10" (25 cm)16" (41 cm)18" (46 cm)53" x 66" (135cm x 145cm)1-2
34" diameter (86cm)907inch2 (5,808cm2)Igloo16" (41 cm)10" (25 cm)18" (46 cm)20" (51 cm)57" x 70" (145cm x 180cm)2-3
42" diameter (106cm)1,385inch2 (8,824cm2)Igloo18" (46 cm)11" (28 cm)18" (46 cm)20" (51 cm)65" x 78" (165cm x 200cm)4-5
50" diameter (130cm)1,963inch2 (13,273cm2)Igloo22" (56 cm)14" (36 cm)18" (46 cm)20" (51 cm)73" x 86" (185cm x 220cm)7-9
32" x 36" (82cm x 92cm)1,152inch2 (7,544cm2)Barrel16" (41 cm)10" (25 cm)16" (41 cm)18" (46 cm)55" x 72" (140cm x 180cm)1-2
35" x 39" (90cm x 100cm)1,365inch2 (9,000cm2)Barrel18" (46 cm)11" (28 cm)18" (46 cm)20" (51 cm)58" x 79" (150cm x 200cm)3-4
47" x 59" (120cm x 150cm)2,773inch2 (18,000cm2)Barrel22" (56 cm)14" (36 cm)18" (46 cm)20" (51 cm)70" x 99" (180cm x 250cm)5-6
59" x 71" (150cm x 180cm)4,189inch2 (27,000cm2)Barrel28" (71 cm)18" (46 cm)22" (56 cm)26" (66 cm)82" x 111" (210cm x 280cm)10-12

Use Examples

Internal DimensionsHearth Surface AreaDome ShapeRecommended User
34" diameter (86cm)907inch2 (5,808cm2)IglooSmall family cooking pizza
42" diameter (106cm)1,385inch2 (8,824cm2)IglooLarge family
50" diameter (130cm)1,963inch2 (13,273cm2)IglooRestaurant
32" x 36" (82cm x 92cm)1,152inch2 (7,544cm2)BarrelSmall family
35" x 39" (90cm x 100cm)1,365inch2 (9,000cm2)BarrelLarge family
47" x 59" (120cm x 150cm)2,773inch2 (18,000cm2)BarrelRestaurant

DIY Cost Examples

Internal DimensionsHearth Surface AreaDome ShapeMaterialCost
30" diameter (76cm)706inch2 (4,363cm2)IglooCob$0 - 600
34" diameter (86cm)907inch2 (5,808cm2)IglooCob$0 - 600
30" diameter (76cm)706inch2 (4,363cm2)IglooBrick$400 - $2,000
34" diameter (86cm)907inch2 (5,808cm2)IglooBrick$500 - $2,600
42" diameter (106cm)1,385inch2 (8,824cm2)IglooBrick$600 - $3,000
50" diameter (130cm)1,963inch2 (13,273cm2)IglooBrick$700 - $3,500
32" x 36" (82cm x 92cm)1,152inch2 (7,544cm2)BarrelBrick$500 - $2,600
35" x 39" (90cm x 100cm)1,365inch2 (9,000cm2)BarrelBrick$600 - $3,000
47" x 59" (120cm x 150cm)2,773inch2 (18,000cm2)BarrelBrick$700 - $3,800
59" x 71" (150cm x 180cm)4,189inch2 (27,000cm2)BarrelBrick$800 - $5,000

Contractor Cost Examples

Oven SizeCost
Smaller size ovens$3,000 - $6,000
Medium sized ovens$6,000 - $10,000
Larger commercial size ovens$10,000 - $25,000

Mark_De_Jonge · 5 weeks ago

Hi!

Thanks for all the elaborate information on your website, this is helping me a lot with my first build!

 I have two questions about the dimensions mentioned the table:

1. For a 30" iglo shaped oven, you should have a flue width of 28". On a lot of forums people mention flue liner widths of about 6 to 8 inches. Am I misinterpreting the information?

2. I can't seem to find good information on another dimension. How deep should the opening be, meaning from the front arch opening to the dome itself. Is this called the hood or air chamber?

Sorry for misinformed questions, I just started my building adventure..


Thanks in advance!