Interior Finish of the Dome

Finishing the interior stud walls was time-consuming because the edge of the wall board had to be cut in a curve wherever it met the exterior concrete wall or ceiling. We wound up measuring the height of each wall at six-inch intervals and matching that line on each piece of wall board to create a custom fit for the location. We also used filler at the edges where wall board met concrete. The high ceilings made lifting heavy pieces of wall board a real adventure at times.

top of wall man on ladder
kitchen floor
no carpet

(left) In the same way, individual tiles in the kitchen floor were cut to fit against the curve of the dome wall.
The professional carpet installers who carpeted most of the remaining rooms were startled when they arrived, but with careful measurement they wound up doing a good job.
(below left) One design innnovation that we definitely recommend was a central wiring closet. All telephone, satellite tv, and computer network cables were routed to this closet and the signals distributed from that point. After we moved in, the wiring closet housed the server which runs our home computer network. Because we planned the central wiring closet from the beginning of contstruction, it was easy to supply the closet with plenty of electrical outlets on enough separate circuits to handle any likely electrical demand with capacity to spare. All data wiring including phone lines was located in conduit inside the walls for easy re-wiring when new and better technology becomes standard.
(below right) The location of the wiring closet allowed it to also house the home theater system.  The large open space behind the various components not only gives good air flow around the components, but makes it much easier to get at plugs and wiring on the back of the equipment. 
wiring closet
home theater rack

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