The Le Panyol wood-fired oven featured on the Epi-Log sure looks like it would be a lot of fun to have in the backyard. But are homemade wood-fired pizzas and “crisp and chewy breads” worth the $9,995 price tag on this thing? I think Epi commenter Chocolatl says it best: “Honey, right now I don’t have this much money for a CAR, let alone an outdoor oven. Although I’m sure it’s wonderful.”

But handy pizza-lovers could, theoretically, build their own wood-fired ovens for a fraction of the price. Instructables offers a guide to building a pizza oven out of clay or mud, and provides a slew of info on building even prettier wood-fired ovens.

Seems like a fairly huge project, but some Chowhounds are already bringing their backyard oven dreams to life.

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