Pizza is, without doubt, one of the most popular foods around the world, but there’s no beating one cooked in a proper pizza oven – and preferably a wood-fired one.
The problem with that is, having a pizza oven installed in your home can involve a serious investment – unless, of course, you DIY it. And for anyone who wants to try, here are our top 19 plans for a DIY pizza oven for you to try at home.
1. How to Build Your Own Pizza Oven
On this blog, you’ll find all the details you need to know about how to construct a pizza oven, where to build it and all the different options you have when making your plan. This is followed by a clear and logical tutorial that almost anybody will be able to follow to build one of their own.
2. How to Build Your Own High-Performing Wood-Fired Pizza Oven from Bricks
As the introduction to this video tutorial explains, it’s possible to spend a fortune building a pizza oven, even if you DIY it – and even then, there’s no guarantee that the pizza will be any better than one cooked in a regular oven. However, this plan shows you how to build a simple version for only around $50 – and from the look of the pizzas at the beginning of the video, once you’ve finished it, you’re in for a treat!
3. How to Make a Homemade Pizza Oven
Here’s a great plan from the Instructables website, one of our favorite resources whenever we need a DIY plan for just about anything. As ever, the instructions are clear and well written, and they are accompanied by useful photos to help you understand what you should be doing at each step. We like the way this is a simple project that should be possible for almost anyone, so if you want to try making a pizza oven, this is a plan you need to check out.
4. DIY Cheap Exercise Ball Pizza Oven
Have you ever wanted to make a pizza oven from an exercise ball? Have you ever wondered if that was even possible? Or are you just intrigued by the whole concept? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then check out this video – and all will be revealed!
5. Where to Start When Building a DIY Pizza Oven
If you’re thinking you would love to have a pizza oven in your home but are wondering about whether it’s a practical option, this site is full of the kind of useful answers you’re looking for. It talks about all the different considerations when installing one and gives you details of the choices you have to make – so in short, this is a site you need to check out before you begin building!
6. How to Build a Wood Fired Pizza Oven Using a Pilates Ball DIY
We didn’t realize that building pizza ovens from Pilates exercise balls was a thing until we started looking for plans – but obviously it is since we turned up more than one. Here’s another video showing you how some YouTubers went through the process – and it’s easy enough to copy if you want to have a go too!
7. How to Build a Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
You might think that building a whole special oven just to cook one thing is a bit over the top, however much you love pizza – but as this blog explains, you can also use your pizza oven for other purposes, making it a more reasonable proposition. And if that convinces you to build one, this blog also has the info you need to get started.
8. How to Build a Wood-Fired Brick Pizza Oven
We love watching time-lapse videos of DIYers at work since it’s fascinating to see how their projects gradually take shape. With this video, you also have a the DIYer explaining what he was doing as we watch, which will help when it’s time to try for yourself. A fun video and one we’re sure you’ll enjoy watching too.
9. How to Build a Pizza Oven
Whenever we do DIY plan roundups, we often think it’s a good idea to include one or two articles that give you the relevant information about the practicalities of the project rather than just a step by step plan to follow. That’s what this is – it might not explain exactly how to build a pizza oven, but it has lots of invaluable info you’ll need before you start constructing one yourself.
10. My First Pompeii Brick Pizza Oven
Building the pizza oven in this video was a significant undertaking since it took this YouTuber a full 20 days to complete. However, as you’ll see at the end of the video, the result looks amazing – as does the pizza he cooks in it – so we’re thinking this was probably 20 days he considers well spent.
11. How to Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven
If you don’t have 20 days to spend building a pizza oven, perhaps seven days might sound more manageable. If that sounds like a more reasonable amount of time to invest in your project, this high-quality plan from The Spruce will give you all the information you need to complete it.
12. Fast, Easy and Cheap Firewood Pizza Oven Build for $10!
A lot of the plans we’ve seen for pizza ovens require you to spend either a lot of time or a lot of money on the project – and sometimes both. However, if you are looking for a plan for a simple pizza oven that will cost you next to nothing, this one should be of interest – apparently, it didn’t cost more than $10 to construct!
13. DIY Wood-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven
Here’s a plan we enjoyed a lot. It shows you how to make an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven from clay and earth, and judging by the photos, it was a lot of fun to build too! The result is a cute diminutive pizza oven that looks a little like an anthill – and going by the look of the pizzas they cooked in it, it does a fantastic job too.
14. Backyard Pizza Oven for Under $30
While we were looking for pizza oven plans, we found a few great examples of the kind of thing you can build with a tight budget, some basic skills and a healthy dose of determination. This plan is a great example since if you want to recreate one in your home, you won’t need to spend more than about $30.
15. Impress Your Friends with this Simple DIY Pizza Oven
Most of us don’t get into DIY to show off our skills or impress our friends – but let’s be honest, a little praise from admiring guests is never unwelcome. With this plan, that’s exactly the kind of reaction you can expect – so check it out if you want to eat great pizza while enjoying the kudos of having constructed your own pizza oven whenever anyone comes to visit.
16. Build a Pizza Oven in 10 Minutes
For people who want a pizza oven without investing either time or much money, this is a plan for you. It only takes around 10 minutes to complete, and you can potentially do it without spending any money – as long as you can lay your hands on some old bricks. Perhaps not as pro as some of the plans we’ve seen, but fun to try all the same.
17. How to Build a Dirt-Cheap Pizza Oven
We love the honest title of this plan, and if you want a pizza oven but are unwilling to spend the cash, then this is a plan that’s sure to appeal. And if the pizzas in the photo are anything to go by, it’s a plan for an oven that produces the goods, too!
18. Metal Drum into a DIY Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Lots of the plans we’ve seen are for building traditional clay or brick pizza ovens. However, if you want another option, this plan for turning an old metal drum into something to cook pizzas in should be of interest. Fun to watch and easy to copy, this is a plan that’s worth a watch.
19. Build an Arched Brick Pizza Oven in One Day
For anyone who wants a functioning pizza oven and who is willing to put more than ten minutes into building one, this is a plan that should be of interest. The blogger claims he put it together in one day, and the result looks highly respectable, so if you think you’d enjoy having one in your yard too, this is the plan that will show you how it’s done.
Plenty of options for building an oven for your home
As you can see, there are plenty of possibilities, giving you lots of choice over how to build a pizza oven in your home.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching these plans as much as we have finding them for you, and hopefully, you’ve also found the inspiration you needed for building a pizza oven of your own.