The Building of Mother's Wooden Dome

The following is an account of how MOTHER EARTH NEWS erected a wooden dome, the front half using a standard geodesic form and the back half using an experimental stackwood building technique.

064 stackwood dome - 2, 3
TOP: Eager seminar attendees lift the truss to a new position as the rear wall of the dome begins to take shape. BOTTOM: "Deadmen" bristle-like porcupine quills on the outside of the structure. They'll be sawed off when they're no longer needed.