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Hinterveld. Luxurious timeless Mohair blankets, scarves and throws, meticulously crafted mohair products in South Africa. Home. Folding Geodesic Dome. A “3V” geodesic or polyhedral dome is made of hexagons and pentagons, which means you will need 2 basic triangle shapes, called BAA and BCC.

Folding Geodesic Dome

Start your project with a visit to, where you will find dome diagrams, dome formulas and an invaluable dome calculator. This Instructable is for a dome with a 7’ radius; this is a “5/8” 3V dome meaning taller vs flatter, over 8’ tall in the middle. The dome likes a flat surface to sit on making it ideal for the open desert playa, not so suitable for uneven terrain. The dome base isn't exactly flat, but close; the flexible nature of the coroplast bows and yields a little when you deploy it to make up for any uneven contact (Note: the prototype pictured here has a radius of 7.2’ but wasted more material from a 4x8 sheet.

My next dome and this Instructable use the dimensions for an 84” radius - 7') For the radius of 84” (7 feet) we get A= 29.284” (roughly 29 1/8”) B= 33.898” (roughly 33 7/8”) C= 34.642” (roughly 34 5/8”) Folding Geodesic Dome. Teardrop Trailer. Each step is one day.

Teardrop Trailer

First of all, my day job is software programmer. This is my first build. I have basic knowledge of wood working and I have some tools. The build is going to take a while (a month? Two?). My plan is to keep the price under $1500 $2000. My Hyundai Sonata can pull a trailer of 1000lb max. The only size of plywood that I can bring home is 4'x8', so everything that's made of plywood should fit in that size. Here is how the side wall of the trailer should look like. Roof top car camper. Yurt Without Steel. I built this 10 foot diameter yurt without metal fasteners from free materials.

Yurt Without Steel

It has the same proportions as the "standard" Mongolian ger scaled down. The varnished wood and white liner give it a marvelous feeling inside. Lots of people told me this was the best shelter they'd seen at Burningman. ("Yurt" is the Russian word. "Ger" is the Mongolian) Most of the wooden parts are sawed from the slats of a futon couch. At Burning Man I set the yurt up on top of my truck's lumber rack on a platform of redwood boards. Homebuilt Camper Trailer. Safari BaseCamp 10 is a homebuilt camper trailer that my dad and my brother and I built, with the help of some nearby craftsmen.

Homebuilt Camper Trailer

One of the goals has been to create a self-sufficient system that facilitates a complete set of commodities without the need for hookups. Although many details were worked out during construction, there was quite a bit of prior planning and dreaming involved. It's probably been over two years since the building began, and we're still not done tweaking it. Sprout a Couch.

Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel.

Sprout a Couch

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! We'll demonstrate how to make over furniture with paint, reupholster cushions with fabric, update garage sale items with wallet-friendly crafts tutorials using fabric and paper, and create DIY wall art for any space using a variety of materials and techniques. Outdoor Decor: 5 Beautiful DIY Paper Lantern Projects » Curbly. I know what you are thinking: paper and outdoors??

Outdoor Decor: 5 Beautiful DIY Paper Lantern Projects » Curbly

Well, perhaps not permanantly, but for those non-rainy summer gatherings, you will want your outdoors do be as fun and welcoming as your indoors. Paper is inexpensive, comes in a bazillion varieties, and makes a big impact! Here's a big tip: start with a ready-made paper lantern and gussy it up a bit! 1. Belinda at the Happy Home Blog used doilies to make this stunning statement,above. How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap!

My name is Karen and I haven’t lit anything on fire in 5 months.

How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap!

I’m sure I deserve some sort of a chip or something for that. You see … I’m a bit of a pyromaniac. Technically I’m not a *real* pyromaniac I guess. I mean, I only light things on fire that should be lit on fire. Like kindling and hardwood and pretty much anything with Hello Kitty on it. We light fires in the fireplace every night here in old Casa de Karen from October until March. 6 face cords every year go flying up that chimney.

So what’s a pretend pyromaniac girl like me to do in September? The Answer … The Personal Fire Pit. Here we gooooooo … Materials you Need cheap glass frames – $4 small rocks – $2 any kind of metal mesh – $2.