Compost Bin

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Project by woodieSLO posted 09-20-2012 11:56 AM 1373 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Here it is my first woodworking project that i post here.
At home we desperately needed compost bin, cause till now we just pile the bio waste in a corner under a tree. I got few old wood pallets an made a composte bin ot of them. I didnt want bin will look like i just hammer pallets together so i cut, glue and screw everything from scratch. The whole idea was to make a bin that have two sides removeble so we can empty it from time to time. The planks are impregnated with anti-bug primer and 2 coats of stain (i think its mix of wallnut and some lighter colour stain) that i had in my shop laying around in half full cans.

Fell free to give critics, thats how i will learn.

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#1 posted 09-20-2012 01:23 PM

Very nice reuse of those pallets. How did you make the two sides removable? I’ve been pondering a compost bin in my head for some time now, and have been trying to devise a way to make it easy to turn the pile over on a regular basis.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 09-22-2012 09:35 AM

The Front and back side of bin are just boards inserted in slots routet at 30° angle and they can be taken out if needed (for turning the pile).

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 10:13 AM

Ack! I know the wood will rot faster, but you really don’t want to use any kind of pesticide, or anti bug stuff. Bugs are part of what turn your scraps into beautiful soil!

Awesome job on the bin though, wish mine looked as nice! The nice thing about this style is that you can pull just the bottom boards, and shovel out some of the good stuff!

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