A couple-ah-sixpacks later, this is what came out. It looks pretty neat in real life. These pics are a little misleading. The reclaimed brick makes the work look as if it had been there for years.
Now, onto the walls and chimney. But before then, I will begin curing the oven. I will start by burning small fires every day--in 100deg increments until I reach full bore: 1200deg F. That will make some mean quick-fire steaks. Man, I'm hungry. Gotta go.