This is just another way to make a compost bin that is probably a lot more work than others, and I don't really recommend following our example, but we had a lot of fun making it and I wanted to share.
Step 1: Getting Materials
We didn't really have any specifications besides making what we could with what we had, so this was a very freeform project.
We were supposed to use wood from old pallets, but they didn't really have much and that would have been way too much work anyway to pry them apart without the proper tools, so we went and got wood from my house. I have a large pile of about 20" boards from a deck that my dad cut up and they are still quite useful so we grabbed about 30 of those and a few other boards as well.
The only tools we used were hammers, my pull-saw, and oh, a tape measure.
Step 2: The Design
I decided on two rows of the grey boards on each side supported by boards on the top and the middle, with 2x4s for each corner post.
Since we only had the one, not very sharp saw, it would have been a huge pain to cut each of those boards to a proper length, so we just threw them on there.
The board in the middle is about 20" down from the top.
Step 3: Throwing It All Together
I believe it is supposed to get painted at some point in the future, and I would recommend that to anyone with something as mismatching as this.
Step 4: Getting It From Point a to Point B
Step 5: Conclusion
All in all, a pretty fun project. We got it more or less done in one night and got to blast music while doing so.
Again, this is more of a story than an instructable, but maybe it will be inspiring for you to do a better job than we did. Have fun!