What Is a Sukkah Slideshow

Unusual designs fit for a dinner party to celebrate Sukkot

1. Sukkah of Stacked Wooden Boards

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Hundreds of thin wooden boards stacked in two directions to create the communal space.

2. Tree Trunk-Topped Sukkah

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An impossible-looking structure where walls of glass maintain the weight of a massive tree trunk.

3. Split Sukkah

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A sand-filled, open-air dome made from plywood, twine, and marsh grass that reaches out in all directions.

4. Cardboard Box Sukkah

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Using cardboard messages from those in need of a home as the walls of the shelter, the creeds of Sukkot couldn't be more profoundly expressed.

5. Curvaceous Sukkah

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Winding and turning, this thick wicker Sukkah gives a curvy shape to an often sharply edged structure.

6. Framed Sukkah

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On a raised platform, this structure appears to float in the air. Its wiry canopy allows fresh air and light to stream in from all angles.

7. Continuous Loop Sukkah

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Looping continuous wires around a bamboo scaffold creates a grandiose archway strewn with feathers and mounted over boardwalk planks.

8. Palm-Topped Sukkah

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With sides made of plywood, this sukkah has a bed of palm fronds for a roof.

9. Sukkah with Arched Door

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Most sukkahs are decorated with harvest-themed items like pumpkins and grasses. Here, palm fronds create a decorative, arched doorway for the outdoor dining room.