Monday, August 17, 2009

How to build a Bamboo Star Dome (now in Engrish!) offers plans to build beautiful bamboo domes.

They even offer some minimal instructions in a mix of English, Engrish and Japanese characters with illustrations.

If you can decipher the instructions they assure you that you can build an 18 foot circumference bamboo dome in 3 hours with a crew of 10. That includes the time to split the bamboo. (A six way large bamboo splitter is needed along with a "magical" technique eKimoto takeuraf whatever that may be.)

Other supplies needed include braided rope and short pieces of rope for tying the split bamboo together. You'll also need a drill, work gloves, a saw, tape measure and a wood plane. Of course don't forget the large bamboo poles that you will split into slats.

It takes only 30 minutes to assemble the split and tied bamboo into a dome though experts can do it in just 10 minutes.

Anyhow it looks like a fun project if you can figure it out.

1 comment:

  1. I have written an instruction booklet (in English)for those interested in building(We host workshops in Australia). Also sell model kits to practice the construction before attempting a full size version