Monday, September 28, 2009

Compost Bin

           There has been an addition to my Garden, my compost bin, and I have put a fair amount of thought into this, as far as width, placement, price, and materials. I didn't know how wide to make the Compost bin, or if I should just buy one, and if I did, where is the best place to put it? Should i use wood, what kind? 
               I finally decided, that buying one would cost way too much money, that I did not have. Remembering that I needed to make better use of my power tools, building one became my only option.  Now, I'm not going to lie, I was pretty excited about building this compost bin. I've always liked making things with my hands, for me its just more rewarding. 
             Based off of a $20 budget that I had given myself, I saved $17. Out of pure luck, I ended up finding a Generous amount of Scrap wood that had not been treated, some screws i found laying around, and only had to buy a few pieces of wood that I needed to use as a frame.
             Let me know what you think, I think it could have been better, but for now I am satisfied, it does its job, and holds a descent amount of compost.


MrBrownthumb @ Chicago Garden said...


Looks nice, better job than I could've done with a set of power tools.


Alexander said...

ha ha ha...thanks..i'm just glad that i was able to make one.. Compost is pretty expensive

garden girl said...

I think it's a pretty awesome compost bin. Great job, and great price!

Roman said...

Garden Girl

Thank you very much, Its still holding up nice, and doing its job, so I couldn't be happier, thanks again!