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Wanted: Brick Oven Builder in Seattle

Everyone in my family loves to cook. Our Sunday evening dinners have grown increasingly complex and correspondingly delicious. Friends and relatives far and wide clamor for invitations. Hungry strangers show up and beg for a seat at our table. The smell of garlic reaches out to the street, and the sound of sharp knives hitting the chopping board sets the pace.

We love to make pizza from scratch. For years we’ve looked at pictures of various wood-fired pizza ovens and told ourselves that we’d buy or build one sooner or later. Well, it is now later and we really want one now (in time for the summer of 2010). We want something like The Pompeii Oven, large enough to let us cook pizza, bread, and other goodies.

If you are in the Seattle area and if you’ve built and used one of these before, I’d like to talk to you ASAP. I’ve got the cash, the backyard, and the appetite. I’d like to see some pictures of your work and I’d like to talk to one or two of your clients.

Email me (jeff@vertexdev.com) and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

I know that there are plenty of “build your own oven” guides online. I’ve read several of them and I’m positive that I don’t have the necessary mechanical or artistic skills. I want the finished product to be sturdy, functional (from what I’ve read it is necessary to get the proportions just right), and attractive.

Feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be able to help me in my quest.