This Summer I excelled in concreting works, the major concreting works involves concreting stone wall inside our rural country house and concreting house foundation (more on that in upcoming posts from home remodeling series)

In spare time from major home reconstruction works this Summer we decided to build a cool and fancy garden pizza oven, connected with a water supply (sink) and electricity - making a cool outdoor kitchen with a lot of space for not only baking pizzas but doing some other exciting things.

Some time ago I built a foundation form using old clay bricks from chimney we took down inside house. It took me some 2 weeks before I continued works on garden pizza oven, and today I had a free time and will to concrete foundation using ready made mortar (mixing it together with water). Tools I used - a bucket, hand drill with a mixer.

We had decided to extend a little bit our garden oven, to have some space to store firewood (under) and a place for a sink. I took the shovel and dug off about a meter of soil.

Extending garden oven

Extending garden oven

I will use the same old clay bricks to fill up the empty space.

A bucket for mixing a mortar

A bucket for mixing a mortar

I will need to mix a lot of mortar in this 10 liter bucket to finish concreting works for garden oven's foundation. 

Pouring mortar

Pouring mortar

I poured about 5 or 6 buckets of mortar today when the drill burned down. No more concreting works for today and some next couple of days - as I get it, using a ready made mortar is way too expensive, and using a hand drill for mixing a mortar is way too complex. As I will need to concrete foundations for house, I have already planned to purchase a huge mortar mixer (about 140 liters). So that's all for today.

Views toward house

Views toward house

We are planing to feature here a lovely outdoor area with benches, outdoor patio and more with Garden Pizza oven as a center piece of this area. See how we celebrated Summer Solstice 2016 here a few weeks ago.