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Sustainable Super-Wal Strut System

Natural Spaces Domes invented the Super-Wal double strut system, providing a true super insulated dome system that is extremely energy efficient. Your Super-Wal struts come pre-assembled with sleeves attached ready to erect. NSD manufactures a fifteen, eighteen, or twenty-one inch wide strut. Our Bear Creek Dome is eighteen inches wide.

The wooden struts used in Natural Spaces Domes are select structural southern yellow pine grown in sustainable forests. Also, Domes are resource efficient because substantially less wood is used to build them than in the same size conventional home.

Sustainably Harvested Wood Products: http://www.fscus.org/

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  Emblem of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in green, in the shape of a check-marked tree; emblem's caption, 'Select environmentally preferable wood products such as those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).'  Photo excerpted with permission from CHPSIn some cases, wood may be the most applicable building product available for certain uses: many types of wood are structurally sound, durable, and beautiful. Additionally, wood can be renewable. However, irresponsible forestry practices such as clear cutting and herbicide use have the potential to undermine ecosystems. To ensure that the wood that is purchased has a minimum impact on the environment, it is important to specify the use of certified, sustainably harvested wood products, for the environment and the future. The Forest Stewardship Council certifies wood through a chain of custody, third party certification process that ensures that the wood you receive was grown sustainably.  
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Riser wall corners and horizontal struts - Tues. morning

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First row of struts - Tues. -- Starting at 10:00am

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Finishing first row of struts - Tues. -- Break for lunch at noon

Finishing second row of struts - Tues. -- 3:00pm

Starting 3rd row of struts - Tues.-- 4:00pm       This dome has a total of 6 rows.  However, at this point,
145 struts of the 245 struts are in place.

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Wed. -- 2 workers starting @ 9:00am.  These pictures were taken @ 9:45am

3rd row completed.  Wed. -- 11:15am

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Starting 4th row.  Wed.-- 11:15am

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Half way thru 4th row of struts.  Wed.-- 1:30pm (after lunch break)

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Finishing 4th row.  Wed. -- 3:00pm  After the 4th row is complete there are 15 more struts to complete the dome.

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Wed. -- 4:45pm  8 struts left to go.

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(left) Struts completed; waiting for cupola to be installed.  Thurs.    Starting at 9:30am finished at 10:30am

Riser wall studs being installed prior to applying 3/4" plywood sheathing.  Thurs.10:30am: Almost
completed dome. Most of the dome framework was assembled by 3 people. Remember, this is a 49' diameter dome
with 1800 square feet on the main floor.
Rain has started and snow is forecasted for Friday so not much will be going
on in the next few days.  

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Cupola vertical corner struts in place.  Thurs.

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Natural Spaces Domes

37955 Bridge Rd., North Branch, Minnesota 55056 USA

Just 45 minutes north of the
Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

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Natural Spaces Domes

Minneapolis/St. Paul Area: 651-674-4292
Within the United StatesToll-Free:
800-733-7107
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651-674-5005
International Phone: 01-651-674-4292
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Office Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Weekends: Appointment Only
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