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27 DIY Pizza Oven Plans For Outdoors Backing

An outdoor DIY pizza oven is a surprise feature that will transform your backyard into an outdoor kitchen and living space. A grill is a standard outdoor item, a smoker is fairly common as well but a pizza oven is unique and is capable of cooking a wide range of foods.

The construction of a DIY pizza oven is easy when you follow one of these 27 free building plans. Start by selecting a location that can be a permanent home for the DIY brick pizza oven, build it, then get ready to enjoy homemade pizza that is ready in 60 seconds, plus smoked meats and other foods that can be cooked inside the outdoor oven.

Here we bring you some of the most enticing and helpful DIY pizza oven plans through which you can add fantastic appeal to your garden area. Here you go:

1- Clay Made Bread & Pizza Oven Plans

It might not be surprising if one fine weekend you decide to use your creativity and put efforts in making a fine DIY project. If that is your plan anytime in future, you should definitely invest time in making simple, yet rewarding diy clay pizza oven by Instructables. It involves some technicalities but you would be able to make it happen by carefully going through the steps. So, a bag of recycled bricks, pottery clay, recycled chimney and related stuff would make it fun experience.

Here we have step by step guide to build a pizza oven.

  • Make the base of oven using a wooden frame and filled it up with 2 x 25kg bags of concrete mixture and pour water in it.
  • Keep wood storage level about 1 1/2 foot high.
  • Make a semi-circular arches out of 3/4 inch plywood to be used for wood storage and oven entrance.
  • Build up the brick courses using recycled bricks and standard mortar mix from a DIY store.
  • Lay the 110mm-thick inlets on the roof.
  • Make the entrance arch and baking surface.
  • Make former using leftover slats of IKEA windows blinds.
  • Paste some wallpaper on the dome former.
  • Prepare thermal mass layer using sharp sand with potters’ clay in a 80% to 20% ratio and apply it on the dome.
  • Make a outer layer of dome using runny mixture of clay and vermiculite.
  • Make pizza backing surface using terracotta tiles.
  • Create outer shell with a layer of standard builders mortar (cement & sand) on a matrix of chicken mesh.
  • Fit over the existing sewer-pipe stack with some mortar.
  • Burn fire in the middle of oven and back your pizza.
Clay made Bread & Pizza Oven
Clay made Bread & Pizza Oven, Image via: Instructables

2- DIY Brick Pizza Oven

The backyard is not only to pet little fellows or place fountains, it can also be utilized to place an oven. Yes, DIY brick pizza oven like this one by buildipedia would look absolutely fantastic in your backyard and you can call over your friends occasionally and celebrate by making delicious pizzas. It would change your backyard to a fine dining for family and friends and create an overall appealing ambiance.

DIY brick oven
DIY brick oven, Image by buildipedia

3- Clay Pizza Oven

Create an outdoor kitchen with these free pizza oven plans by Instructables. The clay pizza oven is large and can cook a pizza in 60-seconds and it’s large enough to smoke meat, bake bread, and do many other cooking tasks.

By building a roof over the clay oven you will be creating an outdoor cooking and dining area that can be used year-round. The clay oven will provide enough radiant heat to keep the outdoor space warm and cozy on winter days for your outdoor enjoyment.

Clay Pizza Oven
Clay Pizza Oven, Image by Instructables

4- Oil Drum Pizza Oven

Here we have a great way to recycle a used oil drum and transform it into a functional, cheap pizza oven for your backyard.

Ideal for use on a backyard deck and the free pizza oven plans by Instructables show you how to build an attached work surface for convenient food preparation. Create your favorite pizza recipe and this oil drum pizza oven will be heated and ready to cook in 45 minutes.

pizza oven plans
pizza oven plans, Image by Instructables

5- Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Heated by wood and small enough to fit into an urban backyard, this DIY outdoor oven is a high performing pizza oven made from bricks.

Sit outside on your patio and watch the wood burn as it heats the DIY brick oven to cook a pizza. Learn how to build this easy DIY pizza oven in this YouTube video that will warm up the outdoor space while cooking delicious homemade pizza in about one minute.

This will make a great addition to your outdoor living space and it’s a DIY project that will cost less than $50 to build.

6- Build Outdoor Pizza Oven

People who are interested in making the most of useful scrap lying in the backyard insist on inquiring about, how to build an outdoor pizza oven? Well, it’s a fun activity so you must try investing your time in it.

You have to create a brick base, add chimney over the top and follow some other simple steps for the completion. Outdoor brick oven like this one by hgtv would be one fantastic addition to your outdoor area. You can call over peeps for fine occasions and celebrate in home atmosphere.

Outdoor Pizza Oven
Outdoor Pizza Oven, Image by HGTV

7- Small Garden DIY Pizza Oven

Who said that you cannot have your own designed homemade pizza oven like this one by permaculture in your small garden space? All you need to do is look for the space where you think you can easily place the oven and start looking for the things required to make it. Bricks, chimney, aluminum foil and clay are the main things required, rest is the human effort.

Small garden DIY brick oven
Small garden DIY brick oven, Image by permaculture

8- Brick Oven with Wood Storage

A wood burning pizza oven will need plenty of wood to keep it burning and that means a place will be needed to store the wood. Watch this YouTube video to get the plans for building a large brick pizza oven that provides a place to store wood plus a work surface for food preparation.

After building an outdoor pizza oven DIY project like this you may never use your indoor kitchen again. This DIY pizza oven on youtube will become the central attraction of your backyard and the spot where everyone will want to gather.

Add a table and a few chairs near the brick oven and the outdoor location will soon become the favorite hangout spot at your home.

9- Cardboard Solar Pizza Oven

Here we are one of the simplest ways to make sure that you get a small and efficient oven to bake your pizzas in like this one by instructables. All you need to have is good sunlight exposure for the oven that you have created. Within a few hours, by using cardboard, aluminum foil, some scrap and a big glass, you will have a solar oven ready to function.

Cardboard Solar Oven
Cardboard Solar Oven, Image by instructables

10- Classic Outside Pizza Oven Plans

Following is step by step guide to build your own rustic outdoor pizza oven by sunset.

Firstly prepare 8 by 8 16 blocks on the ground to make a 32 by 54 inch base. Then place cap blocks on it and layer of firebricks on top of it. Cut a barrel in half and fix it on top of firebricks. Cut a 3- by 4-foot piece of the 6-inch wire mesh and arc over the barrel. Cut 14-inch-long pieces from redwood 2-by-4 and make a door from it.

Prepare insulating material by mixing 3 parts adobe soil to 1 part Portland cement and add water in it. Pack the oven from base to top with the mixture and then smooth the surface with damp sponge.Wiggle the door and can, then cover the oven with damp towels and plastic tarp. After building the first fire paint the oven. Your oven is ready now for backing.

Classic outside pizza oven
Classic outside pizza oven, Image by sunset

11- Outdoor Mud Pizza Oven

This DIY pizza oven plan by theyearofmud remains different from the best because of its size. It is bigger in size with expanded interior and has great baking potential. Also, it has excellent insulation capacity, remains hot for longer time, and consists of a roof shelter so that it remains safe from the weather changes. With all this, it is very inexpensive and effective when it comes to building it.

Outdoor Mud Oven
Outdoor Mud Oven, Image by theyearofmud

12- Terra Cotta Pot Pizza Oven Plan

Using the terra cotta pots and insulating buckets, this type of pizza oven by Food52 can be made to bake fine breads. This might not be really helpful for making pizzas, but eventually you can have delicious breads for breakfast and other hi-tea occasions.

Terra Cot pots oven plan
Terra Cot pots oven plan, Image by Food52

13- Old World Look

Build your own pizza oven like this one by deliciousmagazine with old world styling that makes it look like it’s been in place and cooking pizza for a hundred years.

Clay, rocks, and wood beams are used in this DIY project and the result is an attractive, functional pizza oven that will last for decades. Create this oven to be the center of an outdoor eating area and it will draw in family and friends. The DIY pizza oven increases the air temperature all around it so even on cold nights you can enjoy hot pizza and warm fellowship outdoors.

Build your own pizza oven
Build your own pizza oven, Image by deliciousmagazine

14- Exercise Ball Pizza Oven

Here we have a fun DIY project that will enable you to build an outdoor pizza oven with an exercise ball.

Follow this pizza oven plans on youtube so you can create a cheap and functional pizza oven that will be perfect for backyard entertaining. The way the pizza oven is built will make a great story to tell friends while you share a homemade pizza that was cooked inside of the DIY oven.

The round exercise ball creates the shape of the oven and the ball size determines the pizza oven size. Watch this YouTube video for complete details.

15- Stone Pizza Oven

Increase the enjoyment of your backyard living space and increase the value of your property with this attractive DIY pizza oven on youtube that is covered with stone.

This YouTube video will provide detailed plans for constructing this large stone oven in your backyard, Built to last for decades, think of all the fun times your family will have baking pizza and other foods in this stone oven.

16- Under $100

For a small investment of less than $100 you can have your very own wood fire pizza oven like this one by Foodtruckempire on your patio or in your backyard.

These free pizza oven plans will provide you with detailed written, pictorial, and video instructions. These no-fail building plans will enable you to build a no-fail pizza oven so you can enjoy the amazing flavor of a wood fire pizza any time you want.

Using recycled material for this DIY project helps keep the building cost to under $100.

You may also like to check out diy rocket stove.

wood fire pizza oven
Wood fire pizza oven, Image by Foodtruckempire

17- Square Pizza Oven

If a round pizza oven seems to be a little too ambitious for your construction skills, consider this easy to build square DIY pizza oven  by citygirlmeetsfarmboy.

These free plans show you how to use square concrete pavers to create a unique square pizza oven. The outdoor oven still uses wood to cook the pizzas so it will impart that same smoky, wood fire flavor into pizza and any other food cooked on it.

The small size makes it great for building in a small backyard or for a small family. this is also an ideal way to recycle old square pavers after upgrading the walkways in your landscape.

DIY pizza oven
DIY pizza oven, Image by citygirlmeetsfarmboy

18- Wood Fire Oven With Chimney

The chimney in this DIY pizza oven by handycrowd will draw the smoke up and away from your face as you tend to the cooking food. The small 30-inch size of the oven makes it ideal for a small backyard but still provides enough cooking space for an extra large homemade pizza.

Easy to build and attractive with its’ brick front and tall chimney, follow these free plans and get started building one for yourself this weekend.

Wood Fire Oven With Chimney
Wood Fire Oven With Chimney, Image by handycrowd

19- Dry Stack Pizza Oven

No concrete or mortar to mix for this DIY project. This outdoor pizza oven by project.theownerbuildernetwork is created by dry stacking bricks and it can be completed in less than a day.

Follow these free plans and get started building this morning and enjoy freshly cooked wood fire pizza tonight.

The build will be practically free if you have some old bricks on hand.  The radiant heat will also increase the surrounding air temperature so you can enjoy this homemade pizza oven year-round.

outdoor pizza oven
Outdoor pizza oven, Image by project.theownerbuildernetwork.co

20- Bricks and Pavers

Use old bricks and concrete pavers to create this outdoor pizza oven in less than an hour. The bricks and pavers are dry stacked and ready to use as soon as it’s completed. The dry stacked pizza oven can be built to any height and width desired and is easy to use.

Great for people living in rental property and building a permanent DIY pizza oven is not an option. Stack the bricks and pavers when you want to bake a homemade pizza outdoors like in this YouTube video, then take it down when the bricks have cooled. This YouTube video will show you how.

21- Stone Wood Burning Pizza Oven

The name sounds really interesting, and so is the oven in real. It involves making the bricks base and walls, with proper tilt roof installation with chimney. You can add clay layers over the top and paint it to make appealing for the garden overall look. Detail Plan by DIY Network.

Stone Wood Burning Oven
Stone Wood Burning Oven, Image by DIY Network

22- Wood Fired Pizza Oven

With sand and clay mixture, you need to make a sand castle, yes something that can be this much fun, this pizza oven plan by Apieceofrainbow is all about it. For insulation glass jars are required, and fire brick top is settle on this insulation panel. Such an oven plan would last for years if you take care of it and maintain it. Don’t forget to decorate the clay dome it would look beautiful in the garden.

Wood Fired Earth Oven
Image by Apieceofrainbow

23- Easy DIY Pizza Oven

Look for garden area where you can place this oven and then start looking for some bricks, insulation sheet, sand, clay and tools to carry on with the procedure. Just a few hours and you would be able to enjoy delicious breads and homemade pizzas like in this plan by instructables.

Simplest Outdoor pizza ovens
Simplest Outdoor pizza ovens, Image by Instructables

24- Cob DIY Pizza Oven

This type of diy pizza oven by thecobovenproject needs much efforts to be made and demands more space area because the base formation requires digging in the soil. Call your two three friends on a weekend and work with them on this project by bribing them with delicious pizzas after the hard work.

Cob Oven Plan
Cob Oven Plan, Image by thecobovenproject

25- Old Stove DIY Pizza Oven

If you have some old stove at home, it’s the right time to use it for making a new oven. This pizza oven plan by DIY Network requires up to 2 days for completion, but end results about be really overwhelming.

Old Stove Oven Plan
Old Stove Oven Plan, Image by DIY Network

26- Mobile Pizza Oven Plan

By making such a pizza oven like this one by Instructables you can reduce the hassles of deciding the menus while on picnics and vacations. You can enjoy fresh baking items while on road trips and other city breaks. Try making such an oven, you would enjoy a lot.

Mobile Oven Plan
Mobile Oven Plan, Image by Instructables

27- Wood Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

This multi functional diy pizza oven by motherearthnews can be helpful in 3 ways: baking, grilling and cooking. The oven consist of changeable griddles surfaces and grates and thus facilitates in making delicious fish, beef, chicken,  and everything mouthwatering.

Wood Fired Outdoor Oven
Wood Fired Outdoor Oven, Image by motherearthnews


Make your outdoors more enjoyable and attractive by building a pizza oven. We have a list of pizza oven plans that range from simple to more elaborate. Now you can choose any of the above pizza oven plans we have shared with you. Hope our article has helped you a lot!

About Farhan Ahsan

My name is Farhan Ahsan,I am web enthusiast, writer and blogger. I always strive to be passionate about my work. I started my work at the beginning of 2007 by engaging myself with detail reading and exchanging information with others. Since then things and times have changed, but one thing remains the same and that is my passion for helping and educating people, building a successful blog and delivering quality content to the readers. I always love to write about gardening, sustainable life, off grid living and homestead farming.

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