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)
(removable front slat)
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).