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The only tools you will need are:

  • Socket Wrenches
  • Hammers
  • Ladders
  • Scaffolding (desirable)
  • Nail Gun (desirable)

A 35' 5/8 sphere dome assembled by a group of friends and neighbors with no dome building experience. Thanks to our patented color coded SteelStar connectors and pre-cut struts this dome was assembled in about three hours.

The structural framework of a Timberline Dome consists of 2" x 6" wooden struts and our unique heavy duty SteelStar Connector system. The color-coded struts are bolted to color-coded connectors using two wrenches. Once the free-standing framework is erected, T-blocking and color-coded wooden studs are nailed at 16" on center in every triangle. This facilitates installation of the plywood shell and the addition of standard size conventional finishing materials.

To complete the basic dome shell, pre-cut, color-coded triangular plywood panels are nailed to the framework. The color-coded parts are cut and drilled precisely. They are easy to identify, and they fit the way the instructions say they should. We guarantee it.

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Choosing to build a dome makes you unique. People have asked "Why did you sell that beautiful colonial?" Why a dome? Your  sanity will be questioned. But when you are done you have a home with character and interest. Something out of the ordinary. The first word I usualy  hear from a new visitor is "Wow." Some have commented that they never know  what is around the next corner. A dome is special. Not living in a typical box is also a treat. Do it your way.

—Ted Horton