I also took pictures!
So one of my housemates has been experimenting with gardening and has moved on from buckets to a raised garden bed. As seen here.
Since it's winter she is doing composting, but look at that lovely raised garden bed! She made this lovely garden bed out of a pallet that her boyfriend and my other housemate brought home.
He brought home another pallet, a very nice pallet.
So I took it carefully took it apart. Staked everything nicely, removed nails, made sure it looked pretty and presentable. Then I found out that it was being used for another project and the other pallet was for me.
This was my pallet. Trust me, it was way more insanely crazily built that it looks. There were three to five nails per board. Since I have used up all my patience and energy taking apart the other part I decided, with the good suggestion from my female housemate, I just sawed the hell out of it.
The middle bit gave me a lot of trouble, but with sawing and beating the hell out of it with a hammer, it finally surrendered. With some new nails and lining up, it became box like.
Here it is, all box shaped and holding in the sawdust! It's not finished because I haven't decided where to put it. There are a few areas that get plenty of sun, well it gets sun. But there are some advantages, one gets a lot of sun and is roomy, but also in the middle of the yard. On the other hand it can get less sun, but be closer to the porch so I don't have to walk to it. So many choices.
So that is how I built a raised garden bed. Not counting the dismantling of the first pallet, it probably took me a half hour or so to saw and build. So in all, not to bad to get a surprisingly good size raised flowerbed.
Now all I need is dirt and some seeds.