The basic idea (for us) behind this instructable was to use what we had to create a unique garden. Our Supplies Consisted of 3 construction pallets, trim nails, staples, and heavy duty construction garbage bags.
The Basic Steps
1. Draw a design that utilizes your potential material
2. Gather the Material
3. Prepare the Material
4. Refigure / Adjust the Design to meet what you have
Step 1: 1. Potential Designs
1. The first picture is a basic top view and elevation view sketch
2. The next picture uses a Top view with an Elevation Key to so that we could look at the top down design but also be thinking about when our heights would change. In this sketch there are three different height levels denoted by different lines
Step 2: Gathering Materials
Located Nearby is a construction site that has some waste piles of Shipping pallets - which we decided would be our material.
(You could use many different kinds of lumbers from construction site dumpsters, but because there were so many pallets we knew we could get some consistency with our wood, and so we wouldn't waste a lot of time trying to "find the right parts")
We used three of these pallets, that were almost identical, with the exception of some varying wood thicknesses.