Subdivisions of Garden Dome 2
Using standard 8 ft. lumber, the dome diameter will be approximately
27 ft (longest strut is 8 ft, one strut per board).
Height will be 13' - 6" and ground level area will be 535 sq. ft.
If two struts are cut from the board, diameter becomes 15 ft.
If 10 ft. boards are used and two struts are cut from the board, diameter
becomes 18 ft.
These sizes are suggested for less waste of your board length and "more
dome for your money."
Three basic additions of struts may be added to the dome.
Designated X1, X2 and X3 these new dome frames offer added
structure and strength, and added frame work for attaching roofing
Top view of Garden Dome 2
GD2-X1: 40 struts added, with hub modifications and extra hardware
The second subdivision - GD2 - X2: 120 struts and 40 hubs added. Top
and side views.
Drawing study of
this dome made into a pyramid truss frame
The third subdivision - GD2 - X3: additional 240 struts and 40 hubs
details and drawings >>
The Garden Dome 2 - X1A
With X1 struts in the pentagons and X3 struts with 10
connector hubs added in the equilateral triangles between the pentagons.
If long struts (brown) were 8 ft, dome diameter would be approx. 27 ft.,
so this would be an ideal maximum size for the 2 x 4 Garden Dome 2 (but
could be larger especially if 2 x 6 lumber is used). Also a 4 x 8 sheet
will cover two of the larger triangles; right triangles that are easy to
cut with a hand held or table saw.
a roofed Garden Dome 2-X1, for under $900
Dome 2 + Base Option and X1A Subdivision
These representational illustrations depict methods of triangulating the
faces of the basic Garden Dome 2 frame allowing larger/stronger domes possible.
The faces of the original dome remain intact so as to allow sheet covering
to be attached without having to cover each triangle seperately.
For a larger greenhouse using this dome type, the added struts might
be 2 x 2 wood and aid in attaching the large sheets of greenhouse film
or glazing, and supporting the cover under snow weight.
Several options are available for this and all of our domes:
Steel, aluminum or PVC hub connectors, regular or "heavy duty," various
sizes to support different dome types and strut dimensions, 1 x 2, 2 x
3, 2 x 4, or 2 x 6 wood domes, steel, and aluminum framework domes,
Galvanized hardware with superior anti-corrosion properties,
Connector Kits sent by UPS and complete Frame Kits shipped by UPS (smaller)
motor freight (larger),
10.5 or 13 mil woven Super
Poly, or the various double and triple wall clear polycarbonate products
available, precut and ready to install.
Coroplast (brand) corrugated plastic sheets, precut for application.
Plywood or OSB
sheets precut by us, ready to attach to your dome frame.
Plans for developing any dome into a garage, storage shelter or home
with standard doors, windows etc. incorporated.
Pentagonal top Cupola
plans, connectors or complete hub/strut frame.