Having a garden where you can grow your own plants, herbs, vegetables and other such things is wonderful and once you get familiar with the whole gardening concept and you understand how it all works, you can start looking for ways to improve yourself and your garden. One of the features you can add is a DIY compost bin. You can craft one yourself and there are actually a lot of different strategies you can choose from. You can check out some of them in the examples below.
You can find the plans and cut list for this compost bin on practicallyfunctional. The design, as you can see, is very simple and there’s really not much to it. You can find all the supplies you need for this project at your local hardware store and you could even use some reclaimed materials or leftover pieces from previous project, if any.
A way to simplify the whole DIY compost bin project is by using a garbage can instead of building a container from scratch. The idea comes from a project featured on instructables and that’s also where you can find all the details about how the wooden frame for this compost bin was made.
Keep the cost of your DIY compost bin project low by using pallets. Reclaimed wooden pallets are an excellent resource for lots of different types of projects and crafts, this one included. Four pallets should be enough for a compost bin relatively the size of the one featured on diyprojects. Check out the full description to find out how this bin was built step by step.
If you’re going for a simple design, you should also check out this project shared on instructables. This is a low-cost and easy to build compost bin made out of fence pickets. Assembly is pretty easy and while you could paint the wood if you wanted to, we like the raw, natural look and we think it suits this project well.
If you’re looking to build a compost bin that’s strong and sturdy that’s also easy to dismantle, we think you’ll enjoy the project shared on blueplanetgreenliving. The materials used throughout this project include concrete blocks, green-treated wood, chicken wire fencing, pull handles, door hinges and miscellaneous such as nails, staples and screws.
We also think this particular project from instructables is really interesting. It shows you how to weave a raised flower bed and you can use this technique for all sorts of other cool projects too, including to make a compost bin. In fact, this project should include all the details you need for that.
Another idea is to make a compost bin out of a barrel. It’s a nice way to simplify this whole project plus the barrel is more practical than lost of other alternatives too. Building the frame for it is easy and you can save some money by using reclaimed wood or repurposed pallet boards. Check out the full project on instructables.
This right here is a three-section compost bin made from cedar wood which is naturally rot-resistant. The bins have removable front planks and the entire system as a whole looks simple and pretty stylish too, with a nice air flow and good proportions. Check out how it was all planned and then put together in this tutorial from goodhousekeeping.
This is another way of turning a barrel into a compost bin. In this case the barrel is placed horizontally and a door is cut into it. The project featured on instructables shows you how to make a two-barrel compost system. This door is the tricky part of the project and to make two of them you need 2 flat braces, 2 handles, 4 hinges, 8 barrel locks and a bunch of screws, nuts and washers.
This DIY compost bin from sunnysimplelife may actually be the simplest one of all. All you need to make this bin is some hardware cloth and some wire. You could also use chicken wire for this. Either way, the project shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes.