I haven’t been a very good blogger the last month or so, eh? I can tell you, it’s not because I’m laying on a couch made of Italian leather being feed peeled grapes and getting the royal treatment. But, just in case that visual crossed a few minds, here are some of the latest oven build pictures. I am also working on an exiting NEW website with my wife/ web designer/partner and I think you will love it ( I hope). No details yet, but, if you waited a couple months for a lousy post with some pictures, then waiting another couple months won’t hurt. Info is coming soon, I promise! And now, the pics….
Got the stonework on the front finished! Very rustic and free-form, I wanted a texture and style difference from the base.
A view from the ground and side shows the roughness!
The chimney stucco is completed ( just needs paint) , the granite cap supports were carved/installed, new crown, and limestone cap set!
Hand carved granite supports ( post to follow)
Where we are now….
This thing is shaping up nice, don’t ya think? I have a special plan for the roof, stay tuned for that and some more carving, and veneer work…..oh and a big announcement.
Matty humphries says
Hey your back!!! Nice work by the way. What is this stucco you speak of, I have heard references to it befor but I don’t know a lot about it. Plz forgive the constant questions when you post, but i see every day as a school day!!! You can never have to much knollage of your craft.
Matt Sevigny says
I couldn’t remember if that finish was mentioned before. The chimney is wood framed, and I didn’t want any added width to the final dimension, that’s why I choose stucco instead of stone…I didn’t have enough old brick left either. It is consistent with the images I have seen of European Communal ovens (four banal) and I am pretty happy with the result. I painted the stucco a taupe color, but we think it’s a bit too light…so it’s back to the paint store.
I’m excited to check out your new website- seems like whatever Mel has a hand in is golden! Not that you’re a slacker, but the old grapes, couch, fan routine must get tiring…..
Matt Sevigny says
Good to hear Anna….I fully expect you to join up too!
Marilyn Ketterling says
Care to come to Colorado to build this beautiful oven? Amazing! I can hardly wait for all the new things you and Melissa have in store for us.
Matthew Sevigny says
Don’t tease me Marilyn, we love Colorado! In fact we almost moved to Estes Park! Welcome to WFE and enjoy.