Our plan – to make a sukkah!
Posted 18 August, 2011on:
Every year at Sukkot we celebrate in the communal sukkah erected by the side of our synagogue. In recent years, as I have read books about Sukkot to my daughter, I have been dreaming about having a little sukkah of our own, something simple that would fit in our small back yard. Neither my husband nor I are particularly gifted with handyman skills, so it will need to be easy to build and easy to pull apart again afterwards.
I found a plan to build a sukkah from PVC piping here: http://www.holidays.net/sukkot/pdf/sukkahplan.pdf and built a scale model of a 2m x 2.5m sukkah (I adjusted to metres because everything here is metric) out of straws, pipecleaners and playdough.
So far so good! I have been to Bunnings (our local hardware chain) and they have 40mm PVC pipes and fittings, so I will post an update when we reach the construction phase.
Slightly more detailed instructions for what looks like a very similar model are available here: http://www.shirhadash.org/community/Mark%27s%20sukkah%20instructions.pdf