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Star Plate half wall covering

Star Plate chicken coop half wall covering

Making a Star Plate door extra big has a price to pay.

You need to cover a half wall section on each side.

Metal roofing panels are easy to attach once you get it cut to size.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Looking at the posts about the star-plate construction it seems like a lot of work.

Especially when you see something like this frameless geodesic dome. It is an interesting and simple sandwich construction only held together with bolts. Apart from the bolts, the construction materials are 3/16” corrugated plastic and 3/4” blueboard foam insulation.

Comment by Roland_Smith Mon Sep 9 16:33:17 2013





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