biome/biosphere updates: names and basic plans [updates]
Okay! So I spent a good amount of the day drawing up these plans here they are, and we even calculated the wood we'd need, screws we'd need, and the outer covering:
Ah yes. A nice geodesic sphere for mom to grow her basil and tomatoes and whatever else she wants to grow. Sooooo what are the main facts, how big, how much?
So first, here's the space where it's going to go - this biosphere, it'll sit in the 10'x10' space right behind the driveway and you'll "enter" it through the pebble patch or something. The construction will be made of 2x4's and 1x2's and the clear wrapping will be made of: https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-10-ft-x-25-ft-Clear-6-mil-Plastic-Sheeting-RSHD610-25C/204711657 (Which is 6-mil plastic sheeting.)
We're going to get 28 2x4's: https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-4-in-x-96-in-Prime-Whitewood-Stud-058449/312528776
And we'll get some screws: https://www.homedepot.com/p/DECKMATE-8-x-2-in-Star-Flat-Head-Wood-Deck-Screws-5-lbs-Pack-2DMT5/305418729
^ like that or like the big box of them.
We estimate this will cost something like ~350 which for a greenhouse of this size is not bad and it's a one-time expense for the garden so mom and dad are ok with it. The floor and the main supports will be 2x4, the geodesic structure will be 1x2 that saves weight and it saves money too. We'll probably do the 2x4 frame first. Then we'll put in the plywood floor, then we'll put in the 1x2s and the door frame, then we'll put in the the shelves (plywood). Then we'll cover the whole thing!
Also found a full temperature control system on amazon:
Ya, let's see what dad says...