Hello I was thinking about purchasing a geodesic dome Greenhouse online but the prices seem ridiculous IMHO so I done some searching and found this beautiful site here. I would love to build one this spring. I would like it to be between 20-25 feet in diameter as be able to handle the weather here on the bay of fundy in new Brunswick Canada. I have no idea where to start. lol 2v, 3v, 4v etc I have no clue where to begin. I would prefer a polycarbonate glaze n for it to be sturdy as well as have room for a door n some vents on the top. I have roughly 8000.00 to sink into this project but would like to make it as cheap as possible. If I left anything out please let me know. Thx in advance folks!!
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Hi YoBoy, There's loads of information on the site if you want to build a dome yourself, start with the dome calculation tools. I would recommend a 3v for a 20-25 foot dome, take a look at the GD27 kit I have here on the site, if you have some wood machining tools and a bit of joinery skill I could draw up plans for this kit. If you fancy a go drop me an e-mail.
I do have the tools n some skills Paul. I appreciate your help bro. Thx in advance for any help you give me it's much appreciated. I think a 25 foot dome is what I wanna go with. I just think these greenhouses are absolutely gorgeous especially when lit up at night. My email As well as my msn addy is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Holla and Paul(admin)
I've been needing the same thing exatly. I plan a 20ft 3V 5/8 dome for a greenhouse and with all my research (this is the best practical knowledge site hands down) I've decided to go with wood on wood compound angle joinery. My only issues are making sure I have the angles right..I've seen on this sit some plans for build your own metal hubs and am wondering if those angles are good enugh to work with my planed joining method or if I should get more precise? I alos would like to use only one strut per chord and put a 7deg bevel on the top face of both sides of the strut rather that using two pieces and beveling each in opposite directions. Any tips and/or suggestions would be very helpful..This will be my first dome..Nothing like jummping in with both feet;)