Thanks for your kind words Fidel. Sadly, I am still running from my indoor kitchen out the door then about 20 steps to the oven. I plan on making a prep station later this summer of similar style to the oven stand with an umbrella. However, the more I build the less I bake.
Scott, I completely agree. At times I wish the ceiling were thinner. I put a layer of half thickness brick over the first layer of brick, oriented the opposite direction, to ensure no crumbs of insulation came through. If I were to do it again I would probably go with one layer of brick and cover the whole thing in some type of sheet metal then a layer of ceramic blanket. But we'll see, I really need to do a bunch of bakes to get everything dialed in, then see how I feel about all the design decisions.