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Category: DIY Projects & Instructions

Outdoor Pizza Oven

These are the plans for the outdoor pizza oven I mentioned in an earlier post. Still not sure if this will be the final version, but if not it’ll at least be close.

Since I’m not experienced with masonry, I don’t want the first try to be one of the most complex of all things you can make in this field: a dome. So I’ll rely on an oil drum cut in half as the round shape and then add alternating  layers of concrete (portland cement) and insulation. 

Can’t wait to try it out! I’ll post the building process as soon as I’m at it.


Outdoor Kitchen Plans – Updated

I have invested a lot of brains and thinking in this project and now I have the (semi-) final concept ready so far.

It consists of a working area with a storage underneath (left part), then the grill with a height adjustable grate and shutters on front an top to simulate a weber grill. Also, with a removable frame for inserting a roasting spit (middle part). Finally, my oil drum smoker contraption (right side) with a separate firebox. Since we found a real ton of bricks unexpectedly, I plan to build everything as brick walls and only pour the countertops from concrete.

The next step will be planning a wood fired outdoor brick or concrete pizza oven. 


Casually Made Serving Tray

I had a leftover piece of plum wood lying around from bass building. Not usable for instrument making anymore, but suitable enough as a kitchen utensil. I like the wood grain, although it has a bad spot in the middle and the olive oil coating really made it look cool.


Pallet Dismantler

As soon as I get my welding equipment clean and functional again, I will make this little tool for dismembering euro-pallets.


Euro-Pallet Dimensions

Since I’ll be needing this most probably in the near future, here’s a scheme. Taken from Wikipedia (de).


Outdoor Kitchen Thingy

Now that I’m looking forward to have much neighbour-unobtrosive space in the yard, I’m planning to build an outdoor kitchen… or at least something the like 🙂 Here’s the first drawing. Most probably it’ll be changed, adapted or completely redrawn until I’ll finally build it, but this is the start.

More to come.


I did a Thing…

Signed the contract yesterday! I finally bought a house in a very beautiful, rural and quiet area in northern germany. Now imagine how fed up I am with the big bad city, that I – a cocksure born and raised bavarian – am at least partially moving up to the north… 🙂


Squirrel Feeder

My neighbour, who is a biologist told me that squirrels have had a hard time the last winters here in urban southern germany and that she doesn’t think the situation will improve much this year. Seems the little critters are so excited about the long and hot summer that they simply forget to collect their nuts as supply for the winter. So I made a “squirrel-nut-depot-all-you-can-eat-bar”.


Outdoor Wood Storage

We made this wood store this morning. It won’t win any beauty contest and it looks… umm… a little patchy, but it’s made based on the simplest possible late night sketch and also exclusively from material we had at hand. We didn’t buy a single screw. Hey, no extra euros and more space in the shop!


My “Grab’n Flee” Kit

This is what I always have packed in a convenient pouch in case “I just want to get out of this shit”. Just grab this, money, a jacket and a toothbrush and get the hell out of here.


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