A SPECIAL NOTE: It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Alan Scott passed away on January 26, 2009 in his home country of Tasmania. He will be dearly missed among those of us who shared his passion and built our ovens using his plans. Tom and I are grateful that we were able to work with Alan as we built our oven here at the BakeHouse. Click here to read the New York Times article.

This is a photo journal of the building of our Alan Scott oven in New Jersey. We used this oven for three years before we made our move to New Mexico. We are now settled in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the BakeHouse has been rebuilt and business is in full swing. The construction photos of our new Alan Scott Oven are documented on our Blog. You are always welcome to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the building of our Alan Scott oven.

Gutting the Barn

Digging Out the Floor

10 Yard of Cement

Leo Spreading Gravel

Masonry Material

Support Grid

Almost to the End! 10 Yards of Cement

Andy & Jeff Screeding

Andy Doing the Final Float - Beautiful Floor

First Block Laid

Tom & Andy Lay Out Foundation

Tom, the Cabinet Maker and Andy, the Mason Confer

Tom and Andy Continue to Confer

Opening for Ash Dump


Kath Getting Concrete in Block for Support

Firebrick Hearth Bed and Side Walls

Getting Ready for Arch

Tom & Back Wall

Tom Makes First Arch

Drying Out Chamber Arch

Dome is Complete

Final Corner Stone

Tall Tom in a Tight Spot!

Layout of arch of brick face

Start of chimney

Brick face and chimney complete

Back view of chimney

Brick face arch complete

Support cage and foil over baking chamber

Kathy working concrete into support cage

Tom adding the finishing touches to concrete mass over baking chamber

Insulating concrete mass completed

The crowning glory - THE CHIMNEY IS UP!

Kathy lights first fire!

The first firing

The chimney works

Brick detail on oven top

The first pizza bakes in oven

Kath with the first pizza