Running out of wood during cooking is the equivalent of running out of gas midbarbecue. Avoid this by integrating a wood store into your design; a space below the oven is ideal so you can easily do a visual stock-take of your supplies. Don’t be too worried about cracks in the finished oven; this is normal and won’t significantly affect its performance. Due to the temperatures reached, it’s difficult to prevent cracking. Design storage for your pizza oven tools so you can have them within easy reach.
Concrete or tile the area directly beneath the oven door so if embers fall out they won’t catch fire, especially if your oven is near a timber deck.