We have decided to focus on production of the barrel oven and backed off – for the moment – on production of doors, grates, and ash drawers sometimes used for the firebox below.
As explained†in our book, Build Your Own Barrel Oven, these are optional and a barrel oven can be built with a narrow opening for the fire chamber and cut rebar for a grate.
You can also employ a “rocket” style combustion chamber which eliminates the need for additional hardware:
Or you can purchase additional hardware from†Northstone Heat Supply, distributors of Pisla Finnish Cast-Iron Hardware, as we did for this project:
In this case, we recommend that you order the following items for the medium-sized barrel oven: