Sukkah 1987 /5748

Temporary shelter made from new wood 2x4s and new nylon cord.

Status: built and dismantled October 1987

Tired of the usual blue tarp and 2x4 sukkahs prevalent in the USA, I decided to try building one as a design exercise and persuaded my landlord to use his small backyard. He grudingly acceded.

This simple first effort is about tension and compression. The wood frames have notches along the top member to guide the nylon strings, all of which are staked to the ground with just two pegs.

Materials cost about $35 and construction took one day. The sukkah was supposed to be dismantled at the end of the holiday week, but our landlord liked it so much he insisted on keeping it through the winter.