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  • GroDome a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

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  • Table of ContentsLegal Disclaimer........................................................................................................................................ 2GroDome a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse............................................................................................... 4A Brief History of Geodesic Domes and Dome Construction Techniques................................................ 8

    Flattened Conduit.................................................................................................................................. 9Commercial Hub................................................................................................................................... 9Classic Wood Strut................................................................................................................................ 9Reinforced Wood Strut........................................................................................................................ 10Wood Beam and Hub...........................................................................................................................10Panelized Timber Frames.................................................................................................................... 10

    Design Considerations and the Evolution of GroDome...........................................................................11Tools Required......................................................................................................................................... 12GroDome Design and Calculation Factors...............................................................................................13Building Supplies.....................................................................................................................................14GroDome Assembly.................................................................................................................................15

    Step 1 Cut and bevel the struts.................................................................................................... 16Step 2 Create the pentagon triangle template.............................................................................. 17Step 3 Assemble the pentagon triangles...................................................................................... 22Step 4 Create the hexagon triangle template............................................................................... 24Step 5 - Assemble the hexagon triangles........................................................................................ 26Step 6 - Assemble 21 half hexagons............................................................................................... 27Step 7 - Assemble six 2 triangle and six 3 triangle partial pentagons............................................29Step 8 Assemble 2 vent triangles and 2 vent triangle covers.......................................................31Step 9 Round off the corners and edges...................................................................................... 32Step 10 Stain................................................................................................................................ 33Step 11 Cover partial hexagon and pentagon panels and remaining triangles............................34Step 12 Assemble vent half hexagons......................................................................................... 37Step 13 Cut the base beams......................................................................................................... 38Step 14 Attach base beams to half hexagon panels..................................................................... 40Step 15 Assemble pentagons....................................................................................................... 42Step 16 Assemble hexagons........................................................................................................ 43Step 17 Assemble the base...........................................................................................................44Step 18 Complete dome assembly...............................................................................................46Step 19 Secure GroDome............................................................................................................ 54Step 20 Frame door opening........................................................................................................55Step 21 Construct a door..............................................................................................................59Step 22 Attach Door.....................................................................................................................61Step 23 Install Raised Bed Frames.............................................................................................. 62

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  • GroDome a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

    The rising cost and falling quality of food along with the looming threat of a financial crisis prompted usto become more self-reliant and begin growing our own food. We needed a garden. Unfortunately, gardens in northwest Montana, where we live, start out or eventually become rock-gardens. We could build raised beds and install an 8 foot tall fence to keep the deer out, but we would still be limited by our short growing season. Some say we only have two seasons, Fourth of July and winter, but we actually have, on average, an 82 day growing season, from June 16 to September 6.

    The question we asked ourselves, and pose to you:What if we could build a structure, an enclosed garden, that not only protects the garden