Plans for or famous 4.5 meter diameter geodesic dome greenhouse, as featured on BBC2 it''s not easy being green. The plans also include the 4.8m version as this is the size of kit I normally make. These plans show everything you need to know to build one really cool greenhouse. You will need some accurate wood machining facilities and a few basic woodworking tools to build this kit. Construction details and building tips are included to help make your dome building project run smoothly.
Specifications: 4.5 meters diameter 2.8 meters high Door hieght 1720mm 103 triangle frames Floor area 15sq meters Surface area 40sq meters
The picture below shows the finished BBC dome
It should cost around £350 in materials and about two weeks to build this dome. You will need some accurate wood machining tools but unlike other dome structures you only have to cut one angle on all the frame timber, this makes it much easier to put together. You will also have to make some patterns so all the triangle frames are the same. Other than that it's a fairly straightforward DIY project.