My new compost bin.

rubyredcornbread(7)February 8, 2013

All recycled wood-Took useless things around the yard apart! hehehe

Free landscape fabric-Still got a whole dang roll!

The metal on the door is the bottom from an old dog crate-I think I'm gonna weave it with vines.

Spent $10 on pipe & fittings for the canopy & I'm gonna grow vines up it from the 'side planter openings'

Like I said...this is rough, but whatcha think so far?

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joebob

i like it ............something outta nothing (or close to it) is aleawys better in my book........

.....and i like your name ruby !!!!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:26PM
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aussie_mum(3)

Love it! Can you come and build one for me please! :) LOL!

I've been investigating compost bins but am going to go for a 'tumbler' as I have a shoulder & back injury so can't manually dig a compost heap to turn it over or even get the compost into a wheelbarrow. I'm hoping to make my own tumbler....eventually! I'm trying to source the barrels.

Your design looks very robust and it's great you were able to repurpose things you already had!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 6:49PM
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sunnyca_gw

Looks like it will be a winner. So you are going to turn it from the ends & grow vines over top to hide it & keep it cool. That's COOL! Jan

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 7:49PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Fabulous!
Looks like a mini gazebo.
We don't cover our compost pile. Just wondering why you need a cover.

Kathy

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 9:36AM
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rubyredcornbread(7)

Thanks everyone! Kathy-I don't want it completely covered, but I just thought something climbing up would "beatify" my slop pit! lol

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 3:36AM
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Marlene Kindred

Cool idea! Be sure to post pictures as you go. I have been wanting to make a bin myself, but it hasn't floated to the top of the list yet. I'm always interested in what other people do, so thanks for sharing your creation with us.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 9:13PM
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oldcrafty(8)

Very nice. I like the idea of vines, will make a beautiful canopy effect. Love the idea of recycling.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 11:31AM
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jeannespines

Looks like a winner! Just a hint on planting 'climbers'...don't plant Morning Glory unless you want MG to come up everywhere that you use your compost! ;-) I am still fighting that ...I planted beautiful 'glories' on the gate side of my compost bins! It looks pretty there but not so pretty when it tangles in w/my cukes climbing in the veggie garden! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 5:10PM
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rubyredcornbread(7)

jeanne S. -I know to well the horrors of MG's! lol I built the open 'planters' on the sides with climbing nasturtiums in mind...If the canopy gets too shady...Salad Time! yum

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:21AM
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9bark(6 semi-desert)

Loving it! Looks great and the vine idea I would have never thought of!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 12:16PM
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