Enjoy a perfect slice of backyard life by making a DIY pizza oven stand.
No day full of family, friends, and fun is complete without a great dinner to close out the night — and pizza makes for the perfect topping to any backyard party.
Follow along with Doug Scott, landscape designer and host of Exmark’s Done-In-A-Weekend project series, to learn how to build a DIY pizza oven station.
What You’ll Need
- Miter saw
- Screw/drill bits
- 1 1/4 inch screws
- 1 5/8 inch screws
- 2-inch screws
- Tape measure
- Marking pencil
- Eye and ear protection
- (4) 2 inch x 2 inch x 32 inch pressure-treated boards
- (4) 1-inch x 4-inch x 26 1/4 in. pressure-treated boards
- (4) 1 in. x 4 in. x 34 1/2 in. pressure-treated boards
- (1) 1 in. x 4 in. x 24 1/2 in. pressure-treated board
- (2) 1 in. x 2 in. x 31 1/2 in. pressure-treated boards
- (2) 2 in. x 2 in. x 21 3/4 in. pressure-treated boards
- (5) 2 in. x 6 in. x 48 in. pressure-treated boards
- (10) 1 in. x 4 in. x 24 1/2 in. pressure-treated boards
- (7) 1 in. x 4 in. x 21 in. pressure-treated boards
- (2) 1 in. x 4 in. x 24 1/2 in. pressure-treated boards
- (9) 1 in. x 4 in. x 24 in. pressure-treated boards
- (2) 1 in. x 4 in. x 53 1/2 in. pressure-treated boards
How to Build a Pizza Oven Station
1. Take two of the 2-inch x 2-inch leg boards and one of the 1-inch x 4-inch x 34 1/2-inch frame boards. Place the 2-inch x 2-inch boards on both ends of the 1-inch x 4-inch board, making sure to align the edges and corners.
Then, take the other 1-inch x 4-inch board and repeat the step above for the other end of the 2-inch x 2-inch leg boards, but instead align it about five inches from the end of the leg board.
2. Screw a 1-inch x 2-inch cleat horizontally along this second 1-inch x 4-inch board, making sure it’s aligned between the 2-inch x 2-inch leg boards.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the second pair of legs.
4. Stand up both sets of legs, making sure the ends with the 1-inch x 4-inch boards are flush with the ground, and that the sides with the cleats are pointed inwards. Take the 1-inch x 4-inch x 26 1/4-inch frame boards and use them to connect the two sets of legs, screwing them into the corners of all four frame boards.
5. Flip the build over.
6. Next, take two of the 1-inch x 4-inch shelf boards and cut out a 2-inch x 2-inch square on the corner of each end of both boards. These squares should be on the same side of the boards.
7. Take your newly cut boards and nest them in between the top frame boards, making sure the square you just cut out is flush with the leg boards, and screwing them into the 1-inch x 2-inch cleats.
8. Then, take the remainder of the shelf boards and screw them in between the two you just placed.
9. Screw the 1-inch x 4-inch x 24 1/2-inch frame board, aligned horizontally, into the middle of the top 1-inch x 4-inch x 34 1/2-inch boards.
10. Screw 1-inch x 2-inch cleat boards on the front and back of the very top of the build.
11. Take all five of the top boards and screw them into place, using the cleats you just installed.
12. Take the 1-inch x 4-inch x 53 1/2-inch backboards and screw one to line up vertically with the back left corner of the build. Screw the next board in, spaced out about five or six inches to the right of the first.
13. Take the other 1-inch x 4-inch x 21-inch riser boards and screw them horizontally in front of the vertical boards you just installed, aligning them so the right vertical support is one inch off the end of the 1-inch x 4-inch x 24-inch boards.
14. Finally, put together the oven platform by placing the 1-inch x 4-inch x 24 1/2-inch boards on their sides (long ways) and screwing the 1-inch x 4-inch x 21-inch boards to adjoin them, making sure all the corners are flush.
Watch the video to see how it’s built!
Of course, no build is complete without the paint or stain to match your backyard aesthetic, and the necessary sealer to help it withstand everything Mother Nature will throw at it.
Once your DIY outdoor pizza oven stand is assembled, all that’s left to do is invite your friends and family over, buy the ingredients and bake away!
Looking to breathe new life into your outdoor spaces? Look no further than simple, cost-effective DIY projects. Exmark’s Done-In-A-Weekend project series will help you enjoy a better backyard life!