Plans for soft brick small phoenix wood kiln - top load

Plans to download in SketchUp file can be found:<


Plans to download in PDF file can be found:

Comments on the plans:

This kiln is designed from soft fireclay bricks. If you starting woodfiring this is great kiln to start with.

Fireplace insulation

Remember to properly insulate fireplace floor:
Option 1

  • 1.concrete base
  • 2nd Hard refractory bricks
  • 3rd Soft refractory bricks
  • 4th Hard refractory bricks

Option 2

  • 1.concrete base
  • 2nd Hard refractory bricks
  • 3rd Fireblanket
  • 4th old kiln furniture

Bracing kiln with steel profiles

The kiln is moving during firing and need to be braced with steel profiles no matter if it is insulated with additional red brick layer or not.

Peep holes

Before construction it is recomended to properly consider location od peep holes. If peep holes are necessary only for cones then the locations shown in pdf. plans are fully suffice.

Closing and regulation of the chimney

With this kiln width we recomend one slide damper, preferably of silicon carbide kiln furniture. Its placement is shown in pdf. plans.

Firebox door

Firebox needs to be closed during firing (we do not recommend leaving firebox open during firing, if necessary it can be partially open for needend time). Pictures below show some of the door possibilities:


Brick measurement are in inch and helps to count all the necessary other measurement in plan and also adjust than to any available brick, which is used.

We recommend properly read the enclosed pdf plans. In case of questions, please contact us.