Last year for my birthday I asked for a new compost bin built to my specs. This is what we had been living with for the last 8 years:
If you can’t see it from the weeds, etc. it is a circle of some fencing we had held up with some of those green fence stakes. Amazingly horrible. And there are two in there.
I wanted a wooden structure with 3 bins. We used untreated 2x4s in 8′ lengths, and pine 2x6s (to get the height I wanted at the bottom because the fence we had to use wasn’t high enough) which I realize will eventually rot, but I don’t care to use pressure treated. I can’t give you a step-by-step, just the pictures in order. I didn’t have the blog yet when we built it, but the idea of a blog was floating around in the grey matter I own, so I did snap some pictures in case I ever did get around to a blog. But like I said, My Man literally pieced it together as we went along.
Now in real life, it sat like this for awhile. I discovered Ana White, bought a Kreg Jig, and decided to add the removable doors I was envisioning. I used 2×4’s for the frame put together with pocket screws, and used scrap wood and a screw to hold them in place:
My Man thought it was funny (but not surprising–after all, we’ve been married for 17 years this week–not much surprises us anymore!) that I wanted a compost bin for my birthday present. Fit me perfectly though 🙂 That bin is almost a year old now. I still love it.