With it becoming increasingly more and more difficult getting in and out of the dome (slithering on my belly is loosing its appeal), I relented and broke out the power tools and proceeded to create a door in the rear of the dome.
I had to cut off 6 of the metal strips from the bottom hub 3s, and the middle hub 4s and the top hub 1s. This was done to ensure that the door is able to swing freely on its hinges, but not fold into the dome, placing strain on the wooden beam holding the door in place, and potentially tearing the screws from the wood. To ensure that the door could open easily, I cut off 7mm from the top of the all A-sized struts radiating from the door’s hub 2.
Now all that is left is to seal the wood, and to mount the door.