DIY Compost Bin

DIY Compost Bin

ByGroovy Green Oct 14, 2006

In the spirit of this newly announced competition, I put together a larger compost bin to collect our (and yes, possibly our neighbor’s) leaves this fall. This will supplement our smaller secure bin that we use for kitchen scraps – It keeps the skunks out.

Killing two birds with one stone, I got rid of a good portion of my “reclaimed wood pile” (that was not Mrs. B’s favorite), and built myself a fine compost bin.

A picture is worth a 1000 words, so without further ado: (click more to see pics and for dimensions)

(beginning of the frame)

(one side completed)

(partially complete)


(removable front slat)

(in situ)

Blending in to the fall landscape… and ready for the leaves.

The 2×4 posts were 4′ in length, and the slat boards were reclaimed pine wall boards reclaimed from our basement. The final box size was 3’6″ x 3’6″ x 3’6″ (approx).