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Hamden General Oven
A classic cob oven for Hamden General in Hamden, NY. Built in collaboration with Backyard Bread
Mocking up arch and casting keystone with a hole for
Base built out of rough-cut hemlock
Filled with 12" of insulation (glass bottles and perlite)
Workshop Day! Laying the brick hearth.
Bracing to mortar the arch.
Sand dome built
Firs layer of cob over the sand dome, arch set, and sand dug out
Putting on layer of 2" ceramic fiber blanket
Getting ready for the first fire
Rock countertop set, final layer of cob, fire going inside.
Tiles and earthen plaster going on.
Beginning framing for the roof.
Tile and plaster close-up
Photos by Georgia Hilmer
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