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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!

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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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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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Thanks for commenting Pat! Have a great day!
 

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