Thunder Domes: 1V Geodesic Dome Hub Kit

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  • $299.99
  • Regular price $399.99

Current lead time: 3-4 weeks 
This dome kit takes all the legwork out of calculating your own complicated cuts and measurements from constructing your own wooden geodesic dome. A 1V dome is the easiest type of dome to construct and requires the least amount of struts. These easy-to-install hubs make assembling the dome very simple with only the need for a drill, saw, and some screws.

This kit allows you to build a 1V dome to whatever size you would like. You could use a dome calculator tool to play around with sizes and to determine the length of the struts here.

New Design Update 2022:

Our new design is smaller in size to reduce unnecessary material and waste. With this style bracket, you will need to screw the brackets to the struts so that the bracket is on the "inside" of the dome to avoid making angled cuts. This will allow you to screw or staple a wider range of materials to the outside of the dome. 

If you wish to keep the brackets on the "outside" of the dome you must cut the ends of each strut at a 32-degree angle to avoid the struts from crashing to one another. 


All that's needed is 25 studs of 2x3's or 2x4's of your choice. Depending on what size lumber to go with will affect the size of the dome. (7ft 2x4's were used in the dome that's pictured which as a result made the dome stand almost 10ft tall)

This type of wooden dome is very sturdy and will be strong enough to act as a frame in case you would like to enclose it with lumber, canvas, or clear vinyl. This dome is the perfect structure for patios, markets, hotels, or gardens.

Our hubs are made up of 3/16" HRS Steel with a black powder coat finish. These hubs are also weather resistant and will withstand being exposed to the elements for years to come.

Assembly: The provided manual will have detailed assembly instructions that are so easy one person could put one together in 1-2 hours

Timber domes are perfect for:
-Pop-up Shade

Kit Includes:

-(6X)- 5 Sided Hubs 
-(5X)- 4 Sided Hubs

What's Required:
-(25X) Pieces of lumber
-2.5" Long Construction Screws
-Hand saw or circular saw 

New Dome Cover Options:


We are now offering pre-cut triangular panels that could be shipped out with the hub kits to cover 2 size options. The panels can either be stapled directly to the frame and we recommend nailing/screwing a 1X2 wood strip to hold the panels in place. This allows the possibility to easily swap out each panel in case one get's damage or if you'd like to so switch between clear and canvas panels depending on the seasons.

Please note that for the 12' wide option you will be required miter cut a support beam that will act as a spline to staple 2 panels together. 

Doorway: Each cover option will come with a zippered panel to staple into place

Depending on which size you choose we will include one triangular panel which will have a double-sided YKK marine-grade zipper sewn down the center of the panel. 

Clear Vinyl Specs: Thick 20 gauge UV rated clear vinyl
Canvas Specs: Beige 100% Polyester with waterproof PVC backing

All of our hubs are designed and manufactured in Chicago Il, USA

Please note that the last 2 images show our older hub design. We are only currently selling the star shape design hub.

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