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Cubic Sphere Gazebo by ou8nrtist2 Cubic Sphere Gazebo by ou8nrtist2
Since I've had no commissions lately,I kicked this out in the last three days tapping my stockpiled materials. All recycled steel.
Height to top is 12.5 feet.
Diameter of rings 9 ft. 3 inches.
The rings are 3x3 angle and were rolled "mistakes " from the rolling mill. I bought a truckload a couple of years ago and am slowly making my way through the stack.
Only 12 bolts hold the whole structure together. It is quite stout. One can easily climb all over it with no loss of structural integrity.
Notice the pre-drilled holes in the top ring. That is for mounting add-on trellises for planting vines at each of the "corners".Not sure yet what the trellises will look like ...
The little ball finial on the top is just like:
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except it's made of steel instead of stainless steel.

This is a rather large PENDENTIVE GAZEBO.
The pendentive, you may remember, was a device used by Roman builders to support domes in masonry construction, but the Byzantine architects were the ones who truly perfected it. One of the finest examples being the classic Ottoman Mosque of Hagia Sofia in Istanbul.
The pendentives, which are triangular segments of a sphere, taper to points at the bottom and spread at the top to establish the continuous circular or elliptical base needed for the dome. In masonry the pendentives thus receive the weight of the dome, concentrating it at the four corners where it can be received by the piers beneath.
Thanks to ~Dragonsmithy:icondragonsmithy:for reminding me...
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   General Artist
omg I love this!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional
Me too,
I'm surprised i haven't sold that thing yet...LOL
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   General Artist
its so beautiful!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional
A Gazebo need not be a boring architectural device...
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   General Artist
of course! I love gazebos. What I like about this one the most is the curves. It is like a steampunk alice in wonderland gazebo in my head. Does that make any sense? Anyway, I think its perfect and envision beautiful wild things growing all over it :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional
If you look at the folder in my gallery titled GARDEN STRUCTURES you'll see several more with curves.
One in particular in the center of my garden has those wild things growing all over it now...
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 28, 2010   General Artist
do you know what would look really good? Wisteria vines. I think I would grow grapes on them :nod: soooo pretty
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional
I grow grapes here but the wisteria is just a bit difficult because I actually get frost sometimes at my house in the Winter.That's why I have to keep my citrus in the greenhouse all winter too...
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 28, 2010   General Artist
haha just realized you did plant grapes! I agree, good choice :D:D:D
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secondself Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all these pieces you've posted recently, this one in particular. The thick bold lines of the angle give it a powerful look I really like. I can't wait to see what you'll be going with for a design on the next pieces.

I've started gathering some small scraps myself for projects. Still no luck finding such great larger pieces like you've been able to scrounge up, but I haven't had a lot of time to search. We'll see where time leads me.
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