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Okay. So, it's not fine woodworking. But it's made of wood, and I did a lot of the work in my shop. This three bay compost bin is based on a Good Housekeeping plan I found on the interweb. It's 12' long, a little over 4' deep and 36" tall. The main deviation from the GH plan is that I used 5/4 deck boards instead of 1×6. I also ripped the pieces backing the sliding front boards from 2×4 instead of using 1×2. The project took several days because rain kept interrupting the installation stage.

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I did one like that years ago, just used pallets. Yours is fancier, and it's great to transfer the compost into other bins.
 

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Looks really good. I started composting this year too. I built one 10ft long by 5ft deep and 5ft tall and it's 2/3s of the way full at this point and it's only been a couple months. I compost cardboard, grass clippings and leaves along with chicken bedding and coop waste. Point being… better build another. Lol.
 

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Looks Good. I built one of those too. I put mine on a foundation of cinder blocks to level it because the compost eats at the ground underneath as well. You might consider the same before loading her up. Good luck.
 

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Great looking bins. I assume you will move the decaying material in progression from one side to the other. The hardest thing to do is keep the compost working and hot. Grass cuttings do a good job of that if you keep it well mixed and turned.

I have a duplex bin made from 4" fence post material and it is large enough to use my compact tractor bucket to turn the material over and move it in and out. At the end of summer with garden clean up I have too much for the bins so I just use a big pile next to the garden.
 
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