Here is one suggestion for a sturdy sukkah
that is quick and easy to build. In fact, one local Rabbi
uses this technique in his home and claims he can put up
the whole sukkah himself in less than an hour!
sukkah is constructed out of metal poles (2) that are inserted
into corner supports (1). Two 2x4 wooden planks (4) are lashed
across the top to secure the sukkah and provide support for
the tree branches (5). The walls are made of plastic or canvas
tarps, or bamboo shades (3), that are tied to the top poles
around the sukkah.
What You'll Need
You should be able to find nearly all of these
supplies at hardware or building supply stores.
Eight 1-inch rigid galvanized conduit (piping)
cut to sizewe recommend 8 feet. (Don't buy PVC
piping as it does not provide adequate support and may
not fit into the corner pieces)
Four corner supports, 1 3/8" flat
corners with thumb screws.
Three or four tarps with grommets
along each side. The number of tarps needed depends on
the size of your sukkah and whether or not it is a free-standing
Two 2x4 boards cut slightly larger
than the shortest length of your sukkah. The extra height
allows you to lash the board to the roof.
Ball of twine to attach tarps and
Tree branches for roof
Materials for decorationyou
can use fruit, leaves, pictures...the possibilities are
endless. If you have kids around, this is a great project
Thank you to Peninsula
Sinai Congregation of Foster City for these plans.