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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.

Author Topic: Best Sukkah?  (Read 36505 times)

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2011, 01:15:48 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. 

While not exactly as difficult as say building a house, building a sukkah from scratch still requires a level of handiness that not everyone has.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2011, 02:43:02 PM »
While not exactly as difficult as say building a house, building a sukkah from scratch still requires a level of handiness that not everyone has.
I would definitely not call myself a handy person but had no difficulty building a sukkah.  Maybe it's because I helped my father put up our wood sukkah all my life but if you have a drill it is really not hard.  I think people are often scared to try things on their own but if you do you will find that it was easier than expected.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2011, 03:07:20 PM »
I would definitely not call myself a handy person but had no difficulty building a sukkah.  Maybe it's because I helped my father put up our wood sukkah all my life but if you have a drill it is really not hard.  I think people are often scared to try things on their own but if you do you will find that it was easier than expected.

pre-drill 3 holes... use nuts and bolts to secure

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2011, 05:10:16 PM »
Here's the thing; Leiter's Sukkah's are a bit more expensive than other sukkah manufactures out there. However my experience is that they are also better and last longer. They also have more options (7' or 8' high, about 12 diffrend colors if you choose wood, windows, doors etc) than other places.
wood is a bit more expensive than fiberglass and it looks much nicer. it all depends where you store it during the year (specialy in cleveland  ;) ) If you store outside than i would advice you to take fiberglass. wood will warp and be ruined in 2-3 years.
Leiter's has a wholesaler in cleveland. it's Jacobs book store (right by Izzy's pizza) Give them a call and see what he can do for you.
One more thing: customer service @ leiter is sometimes a bit less by Leiter's. It all depends on your salesman. specially if you don't live in Brooklyn and you can't bring it by to fix something if needed.
How do i know all this ?! I worked @ leiters for about five years. did retail sales and managed their wholesale department too so i know most of their wholesalers pretty well. Some of them have no idea about sukkah's and screw up a lot so be carefull. The one in cleveland is pretty good.
My wife is from cleveland and I'm in cleveland for sukkos every year so if u need any help setting it up the first time, I could give you a hand. The least i can do for someone who saves me thousands of dollars over time  :)

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Best Sukkah?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2011, 05:26:33 PM »
Built one with my father many years ago an still in great shape frame for walls are 2x3's and the actuall wall I curagated plastic screwed into it very durable, lightweight and cheap to replace..

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2011, 05:59:52 PM »
Another plus for the leiter's modular sukkah: it's very easy to make bigger by just buying additional panels. Great for when you have more kids, family or/and guest.

P.S. I still occasionally work for them (after my full time job) during peak season and am sometimes able to get some good deals for family/friends. If you decide to go with a leiter's one I might be able to get you 20% off. (Sukkah price, not shipping. Unfortunately)

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2011, 11:16:26 PM »
Here's the thing; Leiter's Sukkah's are a bit more expensive than other sukkah manufactures out there. However my experience is that they are also better and last longer. They also have more options (7' or 8' high, about 12 diffrend colors if you choose wood, windows, doors etc) than other places.
wood is a bit more expensive than fiberglass and it looks much nicer. it all depends where you store it during the year (specialy in cleveland  ;) ) If you store outside than i would advice you to take fiberglass. wood will warp and be ruined in 2-3 years.
Leiter's has a wholesaler in cleveland. it's Jacobs book store (right by Izzy's pizza) Give them a call and see what he can do for you.
One more thing: customer service @ leiter is sometimes a bit less by Leiter's. It all depends on your salesman. specially if you don't live in Brooklyn and you can't bring it by to fix something if needed.
How do i know all this ?! I worked @ leiters for about five years. did retail sales and managed their wholesale department too so i know most of their wholesalers pretty well. Some of them have no idea about sukkah's and screw up a lot so be carefull. The one in cleveland is pretty good.
My wife is from cleveland and I'm in cleveland for sukkos every year so if u need any help setting it up the first time, I could give you a hand. The least i can do for someone who saves me thousands of dollars over time  :)

Thanks for all the info!
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2011, 11:09:54 AM »
sukkah center by far is the best out there http://www.sukkah.com/     there snap is the best

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Re: Best Sukkah?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2011, 10:25:35 PM »
Apparently he thinks you live there.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2011, 02:02:26 AM »
if you are looking for a sukkah design http://www.sukkahcity.com/

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2011, 11:00:04 PM »
Just stay away from canvas. If you use canvas and decide to make it bigger one year, you'll be stuck buying a whole new canvas as opposed to with panels where you can just buy new panels

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2011, 10:28:16 PM »
If anyone here is familiar....
As far as the canvas sukkas go, any recommendation between the following sukkos? I'm more asking about quality/features (durability, windows, doors, ease of setup) than price. Are the different ez snaps even made by different manufacturers - and just sold under different names? 
BTW - looking at an 8x12

http://www.sukkahdepot.com/english/lockform.aspx (7')
http://www.sukkahdepot.com/English/royalform.aspx (7.5')
http://www.leiterssukkah.com/cgi-bin/leiters.cgi?search=yes&category=Ease_Lock_Sukkah_Sunshine  (love the air idea - but might be too drafty when cold)
http://www.leiterssukkah.com/ease-frame.htm (i think 7')
http://www.leiterssukkah.com/cgi-bin/leiters.cgi?search=yes&category=King_David (7.5')
http://www.sukkah.com/thumbs.cfm?CategoryID=42


any others?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2011, 10:42:36 PM »
Sensible Sukkah Sounds like an interesting option especially if you're short on storage space.

Watch the video - cute log cabin look!