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Building a Sukkah
« on: August 28, 2014, 06:12:31 PM »
I was thinking of building my own sukkah this year. Ideally it would be wood panels that are easily attached/detached that can be easily assembled and added to in future years. I have no building experience but am pretty handy. Anyone have any experience with this?
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 06:16:05 PM »
On a deck or free standing?
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 06:16:22 PM »
On a deck or free standing?

free standing
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 06:19:41 PM »
I built into a deck. I can tell you that the biggest cost is time and that you may be starting late already now.
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 06:40:11 PM »
I built into a deck. I can tell you that the biggest cost is time and that you may be starting late already now.
Are you serious? He's got more than a month. Unless he'll only do one screw per day...

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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014, 07:01:53 PM »
Are you serious? He's got more than a month. Unless he'll only do one screw per day...
Did you ever do it? I am assuming that he is not spending his whole day on it. There is much more putting in screws involved that is much more tedious.
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014, 07:05:36 PM »
Did you ever do it? I am assuming that he is not spending his whole day on it. There is much more putting in screws involved that is much more tedious.
Yup, I make my own Sukkah. I think 2-3 Sunday's should be enough.

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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2014, 07:10:26 PM »
Are you buying the panels or building the panels?  If you're buying them (which I suggest since the panels are drilled perfectly even and uniform - no numbering required) then assembly is fairly straightforward and easy.

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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2014, 07:20:44 PM »
Are you buying the panels or building the panels?  If you're buying them (which I suggest since the panels are drilled perfectly even and uniform - no numbering required) then assembly is fairly straightforward and easy.

I was planning on building but if I can buy at a reasonable cost I would consider it. Any leads?
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2014, 07:43:43 PM »
I would go to home depot during the week after their mourning rush and asking them

I'd bring pictures to help explain what you're trying to do



But just spit balling here I would see if there is a three way joints that fit 2x3 or 2 x4  and attach panels to the side with nuts and bolts

If possible I'd make sure the area matches schach mats

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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2014, 07:49:53 PM »
I was planning on building but if I can buy at a reasonable cost I would consider it. Any leads?
IIRC 3rd Ave Lumber and BP lumber charge $27 for a predrilled 2x8 panel (all holes are drilled both ways so each one can be a corner)

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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2014, 07:54:06 PM »



But just spit balling here I would see if there is a three way joints that fit 2x3 or 2 x4  and attach panels to the side with nuts and bolts

If possible I'd make sure the area matches schach mats

That's what I was thinking about doing. Why three way joint? For the corners? Any ideas on type of wood, thickness, etc?
Smart idea about the schach
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2014, 07:56:30 PM »
IIRC 3rd Ave Lumber and BP lumber charge $27 for a predrilled 2x8 panel (all holes are drilled both ways so each one can be a corner)
I'm a little far from Brooklyn but I'll give them a call. Thanks
Although I got excited about building from scratch. Is it such a big undertaking?
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2014, 07:56:39 PM »
Yup, I make my own Sukkah. I think 2-3 Sunday's should be enough.
there are 4 Sundays until Rosh Hashanah then tzom gedalia is a Sunday then one after Yom Kippur to assemble. If he didn't plan yet then he could lose this Sunday.
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Re: Building a Sukkah
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2014, 08:05:19 PM »
there are 4 Sundays until Rosh Hashanah then tzom gedalia is a Sunday then one after Yom Kippur to assemble. If he didn't plan yet then he could lose this Sunday.

I have enough time. (more than 4 days)
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