Kits are available for all of our domes. Those who want to cut their
own lumber can save considerably.
You can build your own dome by
supplying your own lumber for the struts, and make it any size
convenient for your needs. Connector Kits are available for all the
domes and Base Options when applicable. Connector Kits apply to wood dome frames.
The Connector Kit includes:
- Directions for sawing
boards- measurements and angles for a particular dome size.
- Standard or heavy duty
pvc or metal (aluminum or steel) Connector Hubs - our patented
connector design that makes low cost do-it-yourself domes possible.
- Instructions for sawing,
drilling and waterproofing lumber for dome struts.
- Illustrated assembly
instructions. Parts are identified by letter, number, etc.
- All necessary hardware-
galvanized rustproof fasteners
- Instructions on applying
dome cover materials.
- All dimensions in English
and Metric measurements.
- Technical support
This 17ft GD4 was made with our
(precut boards ready to assemble plus Connector Kit), using struts made
from 2x2 pine
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Connector Kit Prices
Prices are based on the dome type and hub quantity. See price charts and Package Deals
Standard: schedule 40 pvc
Upgrade: schedule 80 pvc recommended for 25 ft and larger domes,
or smaller requiring extra strength. Thicker and stronger than sch. 40
Options: Steel, for home or extra strong and permanent
construction, has iron oxide anti-corrosion finish. Aluminum- high
strength low corrosion type with powder coat (TGIC polyester).
Stainless steel fasteners are additional.
Quick connecting feature: applies to wood domes only. Typically
adds 15% to cost, with more hardware and mfg. labor involved. Very good
for easier and faster assembly, or repeated assembly/disassembly. Zinc
plated type hdw. only.
You get plenty of drawings including Edome, charts,
diagrams and specifications for
making your dome with the Connector Kit, such as this exploded
the 14 ft 2 x 4 Tetra-Dome:
<> Translucent woven poly
used as an effective and inexpensive dome covering. The Super Poly
dome covering includes:>
Tools required for applying super
poly are: staple gun, glue gun, trim knife.
- Our special super strong
long lasting 11 mil woven polyethylene.
- Cutting patterns and
instructions for installing the Super Poly. Cutting patterns are
to the dome paper model plans, scaled to your dome size and arranged to
fit on standard 10 or 12 ft widths of the Super Poly.
- Patterns for other materials such as shadecloth
or plywood, with triangle measures in English and Metric
on Super Poly | Prices
and order information
Polyfastener for attaching the Super Poly, easily removeable for dome
- Insert strip
- Polyfastener channel
- Super Poly
- Roller tool
#2 Polyfastener Channel is attached to the 2 x 2
or 2 x 4 frame using staples or flat head screws. The roller tool
forces the insert strip into the channel, locking the poly material. A
hook tool is also supplied for removal.
Super Poly shown with vinyl coated
fiberglass wire screen, used for shade cloth over the domes during
seasons of high
temperatures to reduce interior heat. Slightly enlarged to show detail.
Many varieties of shade cloth are available.
A 30ft GD3-EZ -X1 covered with Super Poly
This 30ft GD3-X1 was also covered with our 11 mil Super Poly
An extra level of triangles added to raise height of
the domes. Consists of all necessary struts [frame kits], Connector
Hubs, hardware and instructions. Depending on the dome size, the Base
Option will raise your dome approximately 3 to 5 feet and add a
significant amount of useable interior space. It may
also be a Vertical Base Option, [rectangles] best when adding a rigid
siding such as
plywood or polycarbonate greenhouse glazing. See Octa-Dome
are available in a complete do-it-yourself Frame Kit, including the
offer our domes at a SUPER VALUE price for a remarkable product that you will use and
enjoy for many years. Domes are very rigid and will support weight such
as shelving, hanging baskets, lights, snow, etc. Our domes are designed
to be easily assembled with common hand tools. Lumber used is 2 x 4,
(or other as specified) white and yellow pine; best grade available.
Clear oil based weather sealer/preservative is applied to all lumber as
a standard procedure. (Keep freezing moisture out of your wood!) An
optional weather protector is available, "White Coat" that is a coating
of exterior grade white latex paint brushed on. Domes made from steel
(emt tube) or
aluminum (hollow square or round extrusion) are an alternative to wood
domes that we can manufacture. Write us about other dome ideas.
Domes are also completely portable,
taken apart piece-by-piece or by sections (or lifted as a unit with
men or proper equipment). Our exclusive Construction Connector System
assembly quick and easy with only basic mechanical skills required.
assembly (the basic frame) takes approx. 3-8 hours for most domes;
on dome type and size, number of workers, and if regular or power tools
are used (you can use an air powered ratchet for wood dome assembly).
- Super strong plastic hub
connectors, pre drilled for attaching hardware and struts. Steel and
aluminum connectors are also available.
- Wood struts, cut to
specified lengths and angles; best grade available ("premium") white
pine with oil base sealer-protector applied unless
other is specified. Also struts are pre drilled with a pilot hole and
ready to assemble.
- All necessary hardware:
nuts, bolts, washers, screws; rust
proof "galvanized" hardware (best in moist environments).
- Illustrated step-by-step
- A paper model plan of
your dome to aid in assembly
- Foundation suggestions,
- Free email technical
- Optional: Precut cover
made from plywood, OSB or other materials, design consultation,
drawings, engineer certification, white exterior latex paint, etc.
Shipping for a complete dome Frame Kit depends on destination and
weight. Smaller domes may be shipped by UPS in several boxes. For
instance: 1 x 2 and 2
x 2 domes to 20 ft. (most cases), steel tube domes/spheres. Larger
(2 x 4, 2 x 6) may weigh several hundred lb. We will use the most
economical freight delivery from our manufacturing facility in
Beaumont, Tx. to your
location. Send your Zip Code for an estimate. A cost saving option is
a truck or trailer and doing the transporting yourself.
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