Last night around 10pm, I built the ugliest kiln door ever. I really need to invest in some new soft brick. This ugly door is made of, get this... 3" soft brick, two large fiber blocks, 2.5" hard brick, soaps, splits, silicon carbide kiln shelf shards, wadding, fiber scraps, and last but not least, mud. It will work, and I probably won't purchase new bricks until after I fire the kiln one more time. I just thought you'd like to see this and get the same snicker I got.