Sukkah 2000 / 5761

Temporary shelter made from new bamboo poles and new bamboo mats.

Status: built and dismantled October 2000

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nspired by a structural bamboo workshop, this shelter is made from bamboo poles and woven bamboo mats. The frame members are drilled and through bolted at the joints, and the rafter poles are wire tied. Triangulation keeps it all rigid. Two people easily lifted and relocated the structure.

Unfortunately, it rained for 5 of the 8 nights, so we only got to dine in this sukkah a few times. It was roomier than others, but did not really give one a snug sense of shelter. It was however much admired as a sculptural object by neighbors and passersby alike.

Materials cost about $150 and construction took one day. The sukkah was dismantled at the end of the holiday week and the poles were saved for future use.