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The Harvard Massachusetts Copper Oven

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lawn pathIn June of this year, Albie Barden of Maine Wood Heat and Ryan Neidhold of Vermont, traveled to Harvard, Massachusetts to install a model 83 Le Panyol turnkey oven with a stainless steel base pan and copper dome. Scott Barden and Brock Harmon in our shop re-cut and trimmed and dry stacked and numbered all the standard model 83 Le Panyol pieces for ...

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Crust Mobile Wood Fired Pizza

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As wood fired oven builders, we can advise our clients on various models, installations, custom designs, cooking techniques and oven management. Despite our knowledge base and willingness to share tips we’ve learned over the years, sometimes folks can benefit the most from talking with our Le Panyol wood fired oven clients first-hand about a day in their life, their own unique business models, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Today we are lucky enough to feature advice from ...

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The Original Copper Oven

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For the past 10 years, we have been custom designing copper turnkey wood fired ovens. They are entirely handcrafted by our experienced team of ovenbuilders. The copper domes are designed by a world-class sculptor, and are signed by the sculptor to the new owner guaranteeing their quality and authenticity.

first_mobile_copperThese highly unique, custom designed ovens have become our signature series. This series started out as a ...

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Building a Masonry Heater: Our Approach

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cram heater Our masonry heater projects all tell a story. Many begin with a mesmerizing flame, an experience that ignites an interest in one of the most traditional forms of heating, captured and designed to provide warmth and comfort in the most efficient way.

The start, the story, the heater; they are never the same. We meet young families in search of a gathering ...

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In the News…Standard Pizza Co.

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See our clients at Standard Pizza Co. featured live on TV with their Le Panyol mobile wood fired oven!

Check out the video here!

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Starting a wood fired bakery or pizzeria?

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A Simple Guide on UL Listings & NSF Certifications…

commercial bakery ovenIf you are thinking about starting your own wood fired bakery or pizzeria or even a mobile catering business, one of the first steps you will want to take is to talk with your local health department about requirements you must meet in order to pass inspection and receive appropriate licensing. We typically ...

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A Short but Sweet Guide on How to Start your Spring Oven Building Project

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Le Panyol outdoor wood fired ovenSpring’s rejuvenating presence is finally here in New England. We find this time of year is when we get the most phone calls and questions about DIY wood fired oven projects, what options are available, what makes our ovens different, and how long it takes to order and receive materials. There is a sense of ...

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Why fire a Le Panyol oven with wood and not coal?

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This was an excellent question asked recently by one of our mobile oven clients. Excellent questions deserve thorough answers, so our very own Albie Barden stepped up to the plate on this one…

French Le Panyol OvenFor the past ten years, we have been importing Le Panyol wood fired ovens from France. The wood fired ovens ...

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Thurrell Masonry Heater

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Thurrell Heater ProjectBob and Lynn Thurrell bought an old center chimney cape farmhouse and land in Pownal, Maine a generation ago. The house was a wreck when they got it and Bob worked feverishly to make it habitable for their first winter. They made it through with a wood stove and lots and lots of blankets, but the house took a long time ...

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Building Community Around a Wood Fired Oven

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Five years ago, Albie traveled in cold weather to Livingston Manor, New York to build a masonry heater and cookstove for Amy and Wes Gillingham and their children Roan and Iris. The land that Amy and Wes live on is about 100 acres of Hemlock and hardwood forest straddling a long bluestone ridge. Their 1/2 mile long driveway leaves Cattail Road and travels down across gravel and glacially scoured bedrock to an old homestead, remnants of which provided Amy and ...

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