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Gwydion
« on: October 17, 2008 02:21:51 AM »

Made this last fall to deal with all our yard and garden waste:



It's a pretty simple design.  The front of each box has slots where you can drop in additional 1 x 8 boards, depending on the height of your compost.  Makes it easier to turn the compost from one bin to the other and to rescue the finished product.  My husband saw something similar online for about $200, plus shipping, plus assembly, so naturally I had to try to make it.  Constructed from 1 x 4 's, 1 x 8's  and hardware cloth, with 2 X 4 footers (which you can't see in the picture).  It's about 3 feet by 3 feet by 6 feet.  I built it in panels in the living room and then assembled it on the patio (because that's where the outlet was for the drill...) This was a ROTTEN IDEA, as I then had a miserable time moving it to the corner of the yard.  It's waterproofed with about six coats of linseed oil and is holding up well to the elements.

Now, if I could just convince the maple tree in the back yard to keep its roots out of my compost... Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008 02:40:19 AM »

I'm loving the fact that the advert above your post is for compost bins...I'd far rather have yours!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008 03:50:50 AM »

Very nice!
I like the way you can raise and lower the front panel--very clever.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008 04:12:21 AM »

Oo!  I love this!  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008 04:26:37 AM »

Thank you!  I'm glad you like it.  It was really a fun project, and my husband even approved (it's OK to craft things if they're functional, rather than decorative).

Armchair, I reloaded the page about 20 times trying to catch the compost bin advert, but with no luck.  Sad  I would've liked to see what they had for sale!  (I'd still like a drum composter, but haven't figured out how to make one yet).
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008 07:03:26 AM »

(I'd still like a drum composter, but haven't figured out how to make one yet).

Here's a good instructable on how to do a drum one!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Decker-Drum-Composter/
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008 12:34:04 PM »

This is great!  My family really needs one!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008 08:44:02 PM »

Great!! I love when people compost. I use a regular black plastic one that our city sells cheaply, an old galvanized garbage can amd one from salvaged skips. Yours is much nicer looking Tongue Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008 09:18:10 PM »

Nice compost bin! Looks easy to make. How is the bottom designed? Does it have hardware cloth on it too?
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008 09:09:57 PM »

(I'd still like a drum composter, but haven't figured out how to make one yet).

Here's a good instructable on how to do a drum one!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Decker-Drum-Composter/

Thanks for this - these have fascinated me, because you can the finished product compost much faster than with traditional methods.
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