Platforms or bases are the start of any good outdoor wood fired oven.
Our team are able to create a platform to suit your specific needs, depending on your oven size. We can build to your design or use one of our standard options. We typically make our platforms using Macrocarpa wood accompanied with tiles for food preparation. We also have stainless steel options available on castor wheels so the oven can be moved around easily. If you would prefer you can create your own platform and our oven can simply be delivered to you and put in place.
A simple idea is to use 100×100 posts x 4 and place the oven directly on top of these. Just tie the tops together and concrete them in just like you would a fence post. You can then add to the sides your own idea of tables and storage.
When deciding on a base or platform for your oven, keep in mind table area. You can never have enough food prep area for all those ingredients.The height of the oven is typically higher than your normal bench height. This is so you don’t keep bending over to see in the oven to check your food. A standard height is 1100mm from the ground to the cooking surface (hearth). Your platform would be 1000mm ground to under the hearth.
Important note: Do not place your oven directly onto a concrete or wooden bench top. This concrete bench will act as a heat sink or fire risk and the oven will struggle to heat the hearth. Use a minimum of 10mm spacer so the water drain wholes under the oven can release the water and the hearth can heat and stay balanced to the rest of the oven. This air gap is important to performance of the oven.