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A mobile brick pizza oven made of durable, one-of-a-kind materials · impact-resistant pizza stones & more · built to last · made in TN
A mobile brick pizza oven made of durable, one-of-a-kind materials · impact-resistant pizza stones & more · built to last · made in TN
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Creating the perfect Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza - from the carefully-crafted dough, to the selection and pairing of ingredients, to the blazingly-fast cook times and unique, lightly-charred crust - is a festive and engaging experience - and for many - a never-ending quest.  

Unfortunately, neither of the standard options for the backyard chef - stainless steel grills or ceramic cookers like the Big Green Eggᵀᴹ - are able to reproduce the true environment (800°F+ floor and 1000°F+ dome) necessary for authentic brick oven pizza.  A traditional brick oven will work of course, but they are large, immobile, cost thousands of dollars, and sadly, you can't take them with you when you pack up and move :(

a traditional brick oven
a traditional brick oven

Like many aspiring pizza chefs, we've searched high and low for something less expensive, more mobile, and more durable than traditional ovens, but still able to reproduce that perfect brick oven environment.  

In the search for such a product, the idea of The Relicᵀᴹ Oven was born - a modular, more portable, more durable brick oven and backyard cooker.

The Relic Oven offers a unique set of features not available in competing products. We not only designed the product from scratch, we've engineered and tested the materials ourselves - developing our own proprietary heat-proof composite stone which is layered to provide a durable, yet lightweight material with the look of natural stone.  And we've got other innovative designs in the works....

Relic is a unique, modular design with a three-part top and two convenient options for the base floor - letting you cook authentic brick oven pizza in places you never could before - such as your favorite kettle grill (including Weberᵀᴹ 22'' models), or nearly any outdoor table.

The TNSD Family of Products

But we haven't stopped there. We've taken the one-of-a-kind materials developed for the Relic Oven, and used them to engineer a line of durable and functional accessories, including impact resistant pizza stones, stone "mounts" for kettle grills, and a series of cooking and home goods

Regardless of function, all Relic products are made with care, by hand, and are built to last a lifetime.

Early Bird and Limited Supply Rewards

We are asking for your support in helping us make our dream a reality - and in return, for our earliest supporters, we're offering several unique, limited-quantity products:

  • Limted Supply of PERSONALIZED Relic FOUNDER'S OVENS!
  • EARLY BIRD Specials up to 25% OFF!
  • Join our FOUNDER'S DESIGN CLUB and help us design future products!

A New Face in Outdoor Cooking

Great brick ovens do two things well: 1) they create an experience that brings people together, and 2) they are well insulated, so they reach and maintain the extreme temperatures needed to cook food faster.   The Relic oven does both of these things, and its mobility brings brick oven cooking to your back deck, back yard, balcony, or out on the road with you - all without sacrificing the true brick oven experience.

 Anatomy of A Better Oven

There are dozens of different wood burning ovens and ceramic cookers that are on the market today, but all of them lack the unique combination of features we've designed into the Relic oven. The Relic is the world's only modular oven that assembles on the spot to make a true brick oven pizza.

Other popular outdoor cookers like the Big Green Eggᵀᴹ are constructed with materials that are dense and brittle, leaving them vulnerable to cracking and heat loss. When compared to the competition, there's not another product that produces a real wood-fired brick oven experience with the same mobility and performance as the Relic Oven.

Revolutionary, One-of-a-Kind Construction

To engineer the Relic oven, we've had to create new materials never before used in an outdoor cooking product.  The result is an oven with amazing properties - it is lightweight, resistant to high-temperatures, insulating, yet also durable, shock-resistant and weatherproof.

The materials used to create the Relic Oven are less brittle than traditional ceramics, and actually bend and “give” slightly which allows them to absorb shock. There's nothing out there like it. You can check out some of our materials in action here:

A New Brick Oven Experience  

Relic makes creating authentic 90 second Neapolitan pizza on your back deck or in your back yard a reality. It sets up easy and creates the crispy, delicious crust you can only get from an 800+ degree oven.

Relic Goes with You

Your Relic doesn't have to just hang out in the backyard - it's designed to go with you and cook pizza in places you've never dreamed of (or have you?)  It's great for renters, urban homes, travelers, food trucks, vendors, and commercial restaurants alike. 

Relic cooks 90 second pizza anywhere, anytime.

But we haven't stopped with mobile pizza ovens - after our successes when testing with the Relic, we couldn't help but think about other products we could make from the same innovative materials....

TNSD has applied the same materials technology developed for the Relic Oven to build a better, stronger, more shock-resistant pizza stone. 

Relic baking stones are more durable than conventional ceramic stones, stand up to daily use, and can even withstand drops from counter-top heights (see video below).  Like the Relic Oven, they are easy-to-clean, durable, and stain-resistant.

Our EcoStone is made with 60% recycled and reclaimed materials and exceeds industry standards for heat and impact resistance.  

The Relic PrimoStone also uses recycled materials and is designed for extreme durability and fast heat up times. BOTH are built to last lifetime.

Materials Testing

We've tested our Relic stones against a number of metrics for durability and confirmed that it outperforms traditional ceramic stones. 

With easy lift-edges and a look of natural stone, our stones look and function as well outside of the oven as within.

As DIY guys, we've always dreamed of ways to mount our favorite Weberᵀᴹ grill in a custom outdoor table.  We needed something that would hold the grill firmly in the table, while also insulating the wood table from the heat of the grill.  Our Charcoal Grill Mounts do just that - and in style, with a weatherproof finish and engineered to last a lifetime.

Our grill mount replaces the base of your grill, makes mounting a breeze, and protects and insulates your table. Features a stain-resistant, easy-to-clean, heatproof finish, and is designed to provide years of use even with exposure to the elements.  It's a one-purpose tool - but there's nothing out there like it. The Relic mount also includes a heat-resistant insulating gasket, which cushions your grill and fits snugly, keeping your grill sturdier than ever.

The Relic mount makes mounting in a custom wood table a breeze.  Just build your table with a circle opening and 6 or 8 point ledge to support the mount.  Check it out in one of our tables here (We’re sorry, but our tables are not available as Kickstarter Rewards! We hope to offer them after funding!).

We've rounded out our offerings with a set of stone serving trays and coasters that are as durable as they are decorative, and made using the same advanced Relic materials.  We've also got custom pizza peels with the TNSD logo, t-shirts, and wood perfectly sized and split for your Relic Oven. Cheers!

Our primary focus is getting our Kickstarter products off the ground, but we've already got our eye to the future, with several grill and oven designs that re-imagine age old designs using our new materials and manufacturing processes. 

We are just scratching the surface of what's possible, and are looking for grilling enthusiasts to join our team, and help us design our next line of products.  The Relic Founder's Team members will gain access to internal design brainstorming sessions, get access to beta products, and of course an invite to the never-duplicated, soon-to-be-infamous, world-renowned-around-here ANNUAL TNSD PIZZA SHINDIG!

Join the Founder's Club and help us design our next product!
Join the Founder's Club and help us design our next product!

How You Can Help

After years of designing, testing, prototype-building, and sleepless nights, we have our designs and manufacturing process to the point where we are ready to move into larger volume production.

To get the Relic Oven and other products into the hands of brick oven chefs around the world, we will need to build and install the manufacturing equipment necessary to make our products on a larger scale. We will also need to hire and train new enthusiast craftsmen who enjoy making our products as much as we hope you enjoy using them.

By selecting the one or more of the rewards below, you will be helping us achieve our dream and give us the chance to make it a reality!  Thank you in advance for any support!

The TNSD Team

The Relic Oven and the TNSD products are made possible by a team of dedicated enthusiasts, engineers, designers and craftsmen.  We are excited about the opportunity to grow our team to meet the demand for our products. 

The TNSD Team
The TNSD Team

Community Outreach

TNSD is committed to expanding and improving our outreach programs in a way that aligns consistently with our goals, encourages regular involvement, and utilizes resources in the most efficient way. Just as we strive to push the boundaries of ovens and materials, we strive to implement meaningful and new ways to participate in the larger world community - however small our part.

We welcome you to help in our community outreach efforts by joining or supporting any of our groups or partners below.

Well, if you've made it this far, we sure thank you for reading, and hope you have a great day!....and remember #Make Pizza. Not War.#

 Just For Fun

Yet another of many ways in which we test the Relic materials...

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing: We have tested our product’s materials and designs and are confident they will hold up to our standards for quality and functionality. However, scaling our manufacturing process will require meeting certain goals on schedule, and perfecting these methods is a learning process, and may take some time to get it just right. While we have tested our manufacturing processes and completed the design of our larger production facility, it is possible that it takes more time than expected to install the equipment and produce consistent, high-quality products in the volumes necessary.

We also have contingency plans in place to allow for hiccups and unforeseen challenges in this process. Throughout the production process we will provide timely and clear updates and will be available to answer any of your questions directly.

Financial: TNSD is an established company and has well-formed plans on how to spend the money we hope to raise. The company was founded in 2013, and has already spent considerable funds and time developing its proprietary processes and materials with a specific eye towards production, and we expect internal funding to continue. However, even with well-laid plans, it is possible that the funds we raise on Kickstarter, along with our own internal funding, is not enough to complete all of the orders according to the estimated timeline.

Suppliers: We have a range of raw material suppliers and work with established companies and material supply lines, but there is a possibility we could run into delays securing materials. A small portion of our materials are available from limited suppliers and this could pose a delay risk if we one of these suppliers were to stop supplying us raw materials.

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    Join the Relic community and receive backer-only updates throughout, and after our campaign!

    THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

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    Your choice of:
    TNSD Mug -OR- Relicᵀᴹ Oven Mitt

    PLUS

    Membership in the FOUNDER'S DESIGN GROUP - Base Level:

    - Submit your feedback and ideas, and join us for "brainstorming" sessions with the TSND engineers and designers
    - Be the first to hear/receive news about product updates and launches.

    - option to join events in person, or via web video conference
    - you will be notified of upcoming events as they are scheduled

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    Set of Two TNSD Coasters

    - Durable and Drop-Resistant
    - Natural Stone Composite
    - Choose EcoStone version (60% recycled materials)

    -Available in 6+ colors

    - we will contact you to follow up on final choices for color/finish

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    EARLY BIRD: 15% off Retail
    Pick one of 'em:

    - TNSD Pizza Peel w/ TNSD Logo
    - Custom TNSD T-shirt (real fresh!)
    - High Temperature Laser Thermometer

    * specify your selection later via email. T-shirt buyers will be able to choose between several final designs, colors and standard sizes.

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    EARLY BIRD: 30% off Retail
    45 lbs. Dried Oak Wood (oven fuel)

    - Dried, split, and no-bark
    - The perfect fuel for portable brick ovens

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    Super EARLY BIRD: 30% off Retail
    Be one of the first to receive (1) of:

    14" EcoStone (impact resistant baking stone, made with 60% recycled materials)

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    14" PrimoStone (advanced impact resistant baking stone, world class heat-up time)

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE - Founder's Design Club Membership

    - help us design our next line of products
    - join private design and feedback sessions
    - join us for FREE private events, cooking classes, and the annual TNSD Pizza Shindig!

    - option to join events in person, or via web video conference
    - you will be notified of upcoming events as they are scheduled

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    Super EARLY BIRD Special- 30% off Retail
    Be one of the first to receive (1) of the following:

    16" EcoStone (impact resistant baking stone, made with 60% recycled materials)

    OR

    16" PrimoStone (advanced impact resistant baking stone, world class heat-up time)

    OR

    TNSD Serving Tray (a beautiful, functional piece for your home)

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    Be one of the first to receive (1) of:

    14" EcoStone (impact resistant baking stone, made with 60% recycled materials)

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    14" PrimoStone (advanced impact resistant baking stone, world class heat-up time)

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    16" EcoStone (impact resistant baking stone, made with 60% recycled materials)

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    16" PrimoStone (advanced impact resistant baking stone, world class heat-up time)

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    TNSD Serving Tray (a beautiful, functional piece for your home)

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    Early Bird Special: 20% off Retail
    Be one of the very first to receive our:
    RELIC CHARCOAL GRILL MOUNT

    - Give Your Favorite 22'' Weberᵀᴹ Grill the home it deserves
    - Great for D-I-Y Grill Tables
    - Durable construction, Stain-Resistant finish

    [grill not included. TNSD is not affiliated with Weber-Stephens Products LLC or the Weber line of Grills]

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    Early Bird Special: 15% off Retail
    Be one of the very first to receive our:
    Relic FireStone

    - Adds a 2nd Floor Option for your Relic Oven (oven sold separately)
    ​- Cook true brick oven pizza on 22'' kettle grills including Weberᵀᴹ models

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    Be one of the very first to receive our:
    Relic FireSlate

    - Adds a 2nd Floor Option for your Relic Oven (oven sold separately)
    - Insulated floor lets you cooks on outdoor tables and flat surfaces

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    Early Bird Special: 30% off Retail
    Be one of the very first to receive:
    The Relicᵀᴹ Oven - FOUNDER’S OVEN

    Comes with:
    1) One-of-a-kind SERIALIZED and MONOGRAMMED Founder’s Oven!
    2) A Relic FireStone for use on 22’’ Kettle Grills
    3) Membership in the FOUNDER'S DESIGN GROUP:
    - help us design our next line of products
    - join private design and feedback sessions
    - join us for private events, cooking classes, and the annual TNSD Pizza Shindig!

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    The Relic Oven - FOUNDER'S OVEN (w/ FireSlate)

    Comes with:
    1) A One-of-a-Kind SERIALIZED and MONOGRAMMED Founder’s Oven.
    2) A Relic FireSlate for use on Outdoor Tables
    3) Membership in the FOUNDER'S DESIGN GROUP:
    - help us design our next line of products
    - join private design and feedback sessions
    - join us for private events, cooking classes, and the annual TNSD Pizza Extravaganza (aka Shindig)!

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    Early Bird Special: 30% off Retail
    Just what you need to 'get your brick oven on':
    The Relic Oven - ESSENTIALS PACKAGE

    Comes with:
    1) Relic FOUNDER'S OVEN (PERSONALIZED & MONOGRAMMED!)
    2) Your choice of FireSlate OR FireStone
    3) TNSD Pizza Peel
    4) High Temp Thermometer
    5) 45 lbs. of dried oak wood
    6) Set of Two Coasters (pick your color)
    7) Relic Oven Mitt
    8) Membership in the FOUNDER'S DESIGN GROUP:
    - help us design our next line of products
    - join private design and feedback sessions
    - join us for private events, cooking classes, and the annual TNSD Pizza Party!

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    Early Bird Special: 30% off Retail
    Get serious with:
    The Relic Oven - MASTER'S PACKAGE

    Comes with:
    1) Relic FOUNDER'S OVEN (PERSONALIZED & MONOGRAMMED)
    2) BOTH the FireSlate AND FireStone Floors
    3) Your Choice of Relic Pizza Stone (14'' or 16'')
    4) TNSD Pizza Peel
    5) High Temp Thermometer
    6) 45 lbs. of dried oak wood
    7) Set of FOUR Coasters (pick your color)
    8) Relic Oven Mitt
    9) Membership in the FOUNDER'S DESIGN GROUP:
    - help us design our next line of products
    - join private design and feedback sessions
    - join us for private events, cooking classes, and THE VIP TREATMENT (you don't even want to know) at the annual TNSD Pizza Party!

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    Early Bird Special: 30% off Retail
    Get serious with:
    The Relic Oven - MASTER'S PACKAGE

    Comes with:
    1) Relic FOUNDER'S OVEN (PERSONALIZED & MONOGRAMMED)
    2) BOTH the FireSlate AND FireStone Floors
    3) Your Choice of Relic Pizza Stone (14'' or 16'')
    4) TNSD Pizza Peel
    5) High Temp Thermometer
    6) 45 lbs. of dried oak wood
    7) Set of FOUR Coasters (pick your color)
    8) Relic Oven Mitt
    9) Membership in the FOUNDER'S DESIGN GROUP:
    - help us design our next line of products
    - join private design and feedback sessions
    - join us for private events, cooking classes, and THE VIP TREATMENT (you don't even want to know) at the annual TNSD Pizza Party!

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Funding period

- (60 days)