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Octa Dome X1 VBO

Octa Dome, 18 ft., 2 x 4 construction with X1 Subdivision, 4 ft. VBO and door.

Octa Dome, 18 ft., 2 x 4 construction with X1 Subdivision, 4 ft. VBO and door.

View from bottom shows a door extension/awning made with the cover materials:

The most efficient size for covering the dome using triangle panels made from 4 x 8 ft sheets is 16 ft diameter. With 4 triangles sawed from the sheet, only 12 are needed to cover the dome, with another 7 for the 4 ft Base Option. Best size if using expensive polycarbonate glazing.

Cover triangles on the 4 x 8 sheet for a 16 ft dome:

For the 18 ft size, you acheive maximum use of 8 ft lumber. There is more waste with cover panels, but this scrap material can be reused for other projects. A good size if a larger dome is desired and plywood or OSB is used for covering.One large and one small triangle cut from the sheet, 24 sheets required to cover the dome. If FI struts are used, a more favorable sawing pattern could be determined.