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How to Build a Compost Bin

Composting is not only good for the planet, it’s good for the plants. It's good for the wallet, too. Here's how to build your own compost bin.

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Materials

  • 1x6 boards
  • 2x6 boards
  • 2x2 boards
  • 5/4" decking
  • 3" galvanized screws
  • water
  • speed square
  • five-quarter pressure-treated decking boards
  • 3" galvanized deck screws
  • compost materials

Tools

  • circular saw
  • drill
  • level
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • sawhorses
  • safety glasses
  • gloves
  • ear protection
  • drill bits
  • garden hose
  • post level

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