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Sukkah Timber Frame

Our fall timber frame workshop this year involved building a timber frame sukkah with the members of Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland, Oregon. For a week, our boot camp students joined the timber frame students who were Temple members and crafted the timbers that would become the new sukkah - just in time for the festival of Sukkot.


Rabbi Joshua Boettiger explains the project to the tiniest timber frame enthusiasts.

A traditional timber frame structure utilizes mortise and tenon joinery to connect the heavy timbers rather than relying on nails and screws. Each peg that went into the sukkah had a prayer written on it by a temple member.

Read more about this project in the Daily Tidings.