Inside finish

After the shotcrete is shot and still wet the entire surface is scraped to knock off the rough spots. You can still see the rebar patterns in some areas. The left picture shows the lower half of the dome has been sand coated as well as the dome I am standing in.
Here you see the rough (right) and smoother sand coat (left).
That looks so much better than the rough shotcrete surface!
Tools of the trade. After shotcrete-ing the sand coat you knock it down
with the metal trowel and then go over it with the sponge trowel.

Window treatments

Some of our windows are placed in the domes themselves. We used Velux Skylights because they are designed to be installed on an angle.

Mert is installing the screening around the window opening. We decided to go this route rather than wood framing (those that know me know how hard of a decision that was being a woodworker) because of the curves of the dome on all 4 sides. Making moldings would be tough but also may look too bulky.
Add some concrete to even out the sides of the window openings.
A coat of stucco to smooth it up!

Wall Joints

The vertical walls have an expansion joint on top (remember the slip joint) to allow for movement (we hope not). The are screened over and stuccoed in place. This should look great unless there is some major wall movement.
Final joint cover-up
Check out the vertical wall joint after the stucco finish coat.

Final interior coating.

Phil mixes the 80lb bags of stucco by hand.
Dump it into the pump and start it up (check there is enough gas!).
Mert sprays it on.
Beth gets into the act! (Great outfit Beth!)
It looks great after the final stucco coating!
All I need is a floor in the shop area
and I can unpack my tools!!!
I can hardly wait!