Sukkah 2005 / 5766

Temporary shelter made from salvaged porch floor boards.

Status: built and dismantled October 2005

A remodel of our own house provided ample scrap material for this year. The rotting, century old porch flooring was diverted from the dumpster for a week in the limelight as the walls of our sukkah.

Since the builders had taken over our front yard, our neighbors were kind enough to let us build our sukkah in their yard this year. They even joined us for most of the meals in what turned out to be a week of flawless weather.

Materials cost nothing and construction took one day. The sukkah was dismantled at the end of the holiday week and returned to the dumpster. Alas, wood painted with lead paint is considered trash and has to go to the landfill eventually.