This dome kit takes all the legwork out of calculating your own complicated cuts and measurements from constructing your own wooden geodesic dome.
Our hubs are made up of 3/16" thick HRS Steel. These hubs come powder coated and are weather resistant and will withstand being exposed to the elements for years to come.
This kit allows you to build a 2V 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 both struts here. Our instructions will require you to source 35 pieces of either 8ft or 10ft long 2X4's or 2X3's. From there you will need to cut each stud at a specific length using either a circular saw or hand saw which will eliminate the most waste possible.
Assembly: The hubs are designed to be put together with any regular handheld drill and construction screws. The provided manual will have detailed assembly instructions that are so easy to use that a team of 2 people and construct a dome in under 3 hrs.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR HUB DESIGN HAS CHANGED: Our current design is the black powder-coated star design. Some images may show our older design)The new design makes installation easier and stronger by using thicker gauged steel.
New Dome Cover Options:
We are now offering pre-cut triangular panels that could be shipped out with the hub kits to cover a 15.2 ft dome. The panels can either be stapled directly to the frame or could be splined into place using a screen porch track system that can be found in most hardware stores. This allows the possibility to easily swap out each panel in case one get's damaged or if you'd like to so switch between clear and canvas panels depending on the seasons.
- Doorframe with zipper panel: This option will keep the structural integrity of the dome while offering an easy way to enter and exit the dome. This option will require cutting 2 side walls out of a sheet of plywood along with a couple of other simple cuts. We will provide a zippered rectangular door along with some extra fabric to cover any openings. This option will also enable you to install a swinging door if you'd like down the road.
The all-clear dome will include all clear panels and a clear zipper door. The glamping cover option will be 2/3's canvas and 1/3'rd clear vinyl. The canvas dome will include all canvas panels and a canvas zipper door.
Clear Vinyl Specs: Thick 20 gauge UV rated clear vinyl
Canvas Specs: Beige 100% Polyester with waterproof PVC backing
Timber domes are perfect for:
- Green Houses
- Glamping Tents
- Rooftop Igloos
- Hammock Domes
- Beer Gardens
- (10)-6 Sided Hubs
- (10)-4 Sided Hubs
- (6)- 5 Sided Hubs
- (35) Pieces of lumber
- 2.5" Long Construction Screws
- Circular saw or hand saw
Dome Size using 8ft Lumber: 7.8ft Tall, 15.2ft Diameter
Dome Size using 10ft Lumber: 9ft Tall, 18ft Diameter
All of our hubs are designed and manufactured in Chicago Il, USA