The pieces of extra wood behind my dad’s shed back home were actually the planks that he would use to build the sukkah on the back porch each year. I always thought I could get away with sneaking one or two pieces for a project like this, but never had the courage to actually try it. Knowing my dad he likely kept a mental inventory of the pieces and would know when one of them went missing. Over time they got pretty discolored and started to rot a bit, which happened roughly around the time we switched churches and stopped celebrating sukkot. Unfortunately they were too far gone for me to use for the fort at that point, so my plans never went through for a rebuilding like I’d always hoped.