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DIY Compost Bin - Video!

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Project by GlassImpressions posted 04-19-2015 01:52 PM 1389 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Video here: https://youtu.be/M3Sn-VDW1zI

I build this compost bin to utilize the spring dead grass and fallen leaves. I pick these up with my lawn sweeper and my golf cart. Previously, these items would go into a trash bag and be thrown away. As my wife and I were getting a bit more into gardening, I thought it would be a perfect time to utilize this organic matter.

Construction is explained in the video fairly well, but it is composed (pun intended) of green treated 1×4’s for the legs and regular 2×4’s for the rest of the build. I used stainless steel screws, galvanized hinges, and a quick coat of paint.

I have a free sketchup model on my website that can be found here:

http://www.andyglassimpressions.com/homegarden-compost-bin-fun-diy-project/

If you have any comments or questions on the build, have some gardening advice, composting advice, etc please post it here or on the YouTube video.

I appreciate you watching the video, reading this short writing, and commenting.

Have a great day!

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw





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#1 posted 04-19-2015 01:55 PM

Nice.

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 02:09 PM

Thank you

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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#3 posted 04-19-2015 04:41 PM

Well done. I built a compost bin but used mesh lath on the bottom, top and two sides, and a hinged top. Two sides are cedar fence boards. I remove the front bottom board to scoop out any compost I need to use. We also put food scraps in ours. I also use a wood chipper to breakdown small branches and leaves to help quicken the composting cycle. I was surprised at how easy it is to get great compost for so little effort. Enjoy!

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#4 posted 04-19-2015 07:22 PM



Well done. I built a compost bin but used mesh lath on the bottom, top and two sides, and a hinged top. Two sides are cedar fence boards. I remove the front bottom board to scoop out any compost I need to use. We also put food scraps in ours. I also use a wood chipper to breakdown small branches and leaves to help quicken the composting cycle. I was surprised at how easy it is to get great compost for so little effort. Enjoy!

- Pat3

Thanks for commenting Pat! Have a great day!

-- Glass Impressions. Please check out my YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSltwX_J9s-YH9tK3Qc4QUw

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#5 posted 04-20-2015 12:05 AM

Oh yes! Them jalapeno’s, and tomaters’ll be coming along soon. Nice compost bin.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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