Soon my struts became stars, and the stars became a frame, and then the skin started going on. Each step of the way there were challenges and discoveries but Halleluah! it was starting to look like the real thing.
Building a regular greenhouse definately would be easier that making a dome, but after it is done there are some interesting performance issues where the dome really shines. It heats and lights much better than a box. Also, during this build we had some big windstorms and I was really impressed how well the dome shape handled wind even though the plastic was only stapled on. Everyone laughed about whether my dome would fly away but it handled it like a boss. Of course I had always read as such, but it was neat to actually experience it.