Protecting your homemade Pizza Oven
Rendering your pizza oven
You need to protect your oven and this time I decided to render it, basically covering the whole things with a mortar fix. I won’t deny this was a little tricky, but not hard. The issue you have is the insulation is just a blanket, so easily moves when you touch it. The render needs to be able to grip on something, to get around the problem I covered the whole oven in chicken wire. Chicken wire is very easy to handle and easily moulds into the shape you want.
As you can see I used classic chicken wire, but I would not the same stuff next time. Personally I wouldn’t call it chicken wire as it is too weak to protect chickens and foxes can easily bite through it. For this job you want something a bit stronger, and with smaller holes. I struggled with getting the render to grip the wire, and had to manually put the render on by hand.
I didn’t worry about making the perfect shape or making the render look symmetrical, I just let it do its own thing. I think it all adds to the rustic charm and looks perfect in the garden. Once done leave it to dry, and you are then ready for the next stage.