Neglected Structures & Overgrown Places #17 — It’s Growing, That Old Timber Stack

27th NOVEMBER 2014

Timber stack 02

28th AUGUST 2014

Timber stack 01

When I first saw this timber stack, it was relatively neat and ordered, like a storage area belonging to someone who keeps bits of timber for a purpose such as for use in a wood-burning stove.

In three months it has deteriorated into a haphazard heap, which this week its owner has crowned with some colourful painted wood. Now I’m thinking, this hoard of timber is a case of “out of sight, out of mind”.

Into which class of person do you fall?

  • Do you throw things out unless they currently serve a useful purpose, or might do so in the identifiable future?
  • Do you hoard things just in case they come in useful at a later, unspecified date?
  • Do you dump stuff, treating it as “out of sight, out of mind”?