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Wood
Pros: Cheap
         Easy to change shape or size as your needs for space change
         DIY - most people would be able to build it from scratch or make modifications (e.g. add windows)
         Can be converted to chazzon ish (replace metal screws with peg screws)
         Can integrate a schlock to the structure
Cons: Heavy, Can warp over time. (note: if you use enough fasteners and are also careful to assemble it balanced this can be minimized)
         Needs lots of storage space

Fiberglass
Pros: Easy Setup (on level ground)
         Length/width is reconfigurable (you just need to buy a few 2x4 beams if you change layout)
Cons: Expensive
         Greenhouse effect on hot days (need to budget for several open/shut windows)
         Connection threads can become bent even with proper storage (need to budget for the odd panel replacement here and there)
         Can Crack or Break

Canvas
Pros: Setup in minutes
Cons: Not accepted by all poskim
         Poor protection from cold Weather
         Wind Can be bothersome.

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Best Sukkah?
« on: August 14, 2011, 10:47:46 PM »
I"yh I'll be building my own Sukkah for the first time this year.

Any recommendations?  Best durable Sukkah that's not too hard to put together?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 10:58:34 PM »
before suggesting anything, we gota know the conditions where the Sukkah is to be build, backyard or porch and if you have a awning or you'll need a Shlock?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 11:00:34 PM »
before suggesting anything, we gota know the conditions where the Sukkah is to be build, backyard or porch and if you have a awning or you'll need a Shlock?
Don't think it matters, but on a patio.  No awning.

Anyone have a certain sukkah they love?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 11:15:22 PM »
Lietters Sukkah http://www.leiterssukkah.com/modular-assemb-txt.htm should be the easiest to build by yourself in minutes and is not from wood so it wont get ruined so fast and you have ready sizes to pick (no need to custom order) that will save you a lot of headaches.


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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 11:44:47 PM »
Lietters Sukkah http://www.leiterssukkah.com/modular-assemb-txt.htm should be the easiest to build by yourself in minutes and is not from wood so it wont get ruined so fast and you have ready sizes to pick (no need to custom order) that will save you a lot of headaches.



Having built many sukkas from scratch, I think that wood holds up better and is stronger than these other ones.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 11:47:07 PM »
Lietters Sukkah http://www.leiterssukkah.com/modular-assemb-txt.htm should be the easiest to build by yourself in minutes and is not from wood so it wont get ruined so fast and you have ready sizes to pick (no need to custom order) that will save you a lot of headaches.


Seems like there is a wood and a fiberglass option: http://www.leiterssukkah.com/modular.htm
Which have you dealt with?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 11:50:13 PM »
Seems like there is a wood and a fiberglass option: http://www.leiterssukkah.com/modular.htm
Which have you dealt with?

im a fan of fiberglass... esp living on the east coast, it would last many years to come... the modular ones are pretty easy to set up once you get the hang of it... just store the wooden planks that go across in a dry place when not in use so they dont get warped. and add a window or 2, it makes a difference

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 11:51:56 PM »
im a fan of fiberglass... esp living on the east coast, it would last many years to come... the modular ones are pretty easy to set up once you get the hang of it... just store the wooden planks that go across in a dry place when not in use so they dont get warped. and add a window or 2, it makes a difference
Good point.. except that I mean in general this style succah seems to be a bit wobbly.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 12:17:35 AM »
Seems like there is a wood and a fiberglass option: http://www.leiterssukkah.com/modular.htm
Which have you dealt with?

I have dealt with both and i would recommend the wood! don't worry the wood is not like lumber wood, it wont get ruined from a rain or so.

the odds of the fiberglass is that you don't feel like your sitting in a Sukkah (I'm not referring here to Yidishe Hergieshim) its just not comfortable, it feels more like sitting in the Lego Sukkah designed br B&C Lumber a few year ago,

some people may rather recommend the fiberglass but i don't like it and sure not recommend it to others.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 09:30:24 AM »
http://www.sukkahdepot.com/english/Product.aspx?Product=67&Category=41&SubCategory=23

Big fan of this one. I researched the whole thing a few years ago for my father and decided on this. It's very easy to build, and very, very sturdy. Most other interlock succahs have a relatively flimsy metal frame and then attach the panels to the front of the frame (the part that goes inside). With this succah, the frame is much sturdier, and the panels are inside the frame, not pressed against it. Also, instead of fiberglass, the panels are pressed wood, treated and sealed off so it'll last. There are fewer pieces because the design is such that any piece can be a corner (so no corner brackets, like Leiter's). I'm also a fan of the door setup, much better design.

Now for the cons. It's probably more expensive than your other choices. The walls keep heat, sometimes too much for my liking. The door uses a lock and key to stay from swinging, which means you'll leave the key in all the time. But the key is flimsy and I've brushed by and broken more than one. Then I couldn't get a locksmith to copy the key and it was a mess getting another from the company.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this model.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 10:44:32 AM »
I"yh I'll be building my own Sukkah for the first time this year.

Any recommendations?  Best durable Sukkah that's not too hard to put together?

I bought mine from http://www.sukkot.com/ It's cheaper then the other companies. Very easy to put together. had it for 4 years and it holds up very well.
 I got the 8 x 16 canvas one.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 10:59:51 AM »
I would recommend Lietters Sukkah wood i also have it its very easy to put together & even nice, the only problem with Lietters Sukkah is to hang shterns or signs on it.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2011, 11:43:16 AM »
http://www.sukkahdepot.com/english/Product.aspx?Product=67&Category=41&SubCategory=23

Big fan of this one. I researched the whole thing a few years ago for my father and decided on this. It's very easy to build, and very, very sturdy. Most other interlock succahs have a relatively flimsy metal frame and then attach the panels to the front of the frame (the part that goes inside). With this succah, the frame is much sturdier, and the panels are inside the frame, not pressed against it. Also, instead of fiberglass, the panels are pressed wood, treated and sealed off so it'll last. There are fewer pieces because the design is such that any piece can be a corner (so no corner brackets, like Leiter's). I'm also a fan of the door setup, much better design.

Now for the cons. It's probably more expensive than your other choices. The walls keep heat, sometimes too much for my liking. The door uses a lock and key to stay from swinging, which means you'll leave the key in all the time. But the key is flimsy and I've brushed by and broken more than one. Then I couldn't get a locksmith to copy the key and it was a mess getting another from the company.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this model.
What is up with the horrible websites these guys have???

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2011, 11:58:06 AM »
What is up with the horrible websites these guys have???



I'd say overall, Sukkah websites are pretty shaky, this one being a little worse than most. I ended up seeing a little 8x8 or something set up in a local Judaica store (that's where they were set up to sell in my neighborhood). One big advantage of that was seeing up close how sturdy it is, and being able to bargain. It was a relatively young guy doing the selling and he seemed to have some autonomy in pricing, especially since we were not ordering a preconfigured setup.

That being said, the closest location to Cleveland that has them on display is probably Toronto. You might be able to bargain over the phone, but probably not as well as in person. Also, if they have no distribution in Cleveland in might be expensive to get it to you. Then again, I don't know if anybody has distribution in Cleveland.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2011, 12:56:56 PM »
My advice is to buy good strong wood from a lumber yard and build yourself a succah.  If you do it right it is the sturdiest and nicest by far.  It will take some time to build it the first year but after that its just as quick as the interlocking panels.