Original pavers were given up on Freecycle. They were old, broken, and not friendly on bare-feet.
1. Ours is closer to an island deck since I wanted it flush with the walkout basement door. Holes were dug for the cinderblocks/base and then altered as we added the pallets. Some were too low/too high. Depended on each individual pallet. This was tedious work but worth the effort to create an even foundation.
2-3.The cinderblocks and other pavers used for the base came with the house. The pallets were picked up for free via Craigslist. The boards a…
UPDATED: 2/26/17 Thought I'd update this project since its been five years. Overall the project held up over the course of time, but some of the credit card pieces fell off over time. Originally I used Craft Glue which worked on a majority of the plastic pieces. Around ten or so flaked off, I'm guessing from not enough glue, so I reapplied them with Gorilla Glue. If I were to make this project again, I would go with the stronger glue off the bat so I wouldn't have to worry about things falling off. Its annoying when you can't find the missing credit card piece so you have to wait for one to expire to fix. Luckily, I kept a small stash of chopped up credit card pieces because you never know, right? But that's not most people. Also, in five years, I've learned how to improve photo quality with PicMonkey. Exact same picture but the top one was slightly altered using the free options available on the PicMonkey site. The original is below.