Monday, May 2, 2011

Maker Monday: Compost Bin with Style

Photo from Tiny Meat
[Charles} Saw this one last week on Re-Nest and knew it was gonna make the list. I have two - half -hearted composters for my leaves which are marginally ugly but also not totally functional. I built a three sided box for one that makes it easier to turn over the leaves but also they spill out and look pretty bad most of the time. The other one is a round piece of fencing that is chock full of leaves. It's prettier but also near impossible to turn the compost when it gets too full. So anyway, I like this idea. Way prettier and it should get a little more air circulating. The front boards are slats that can pulled out to access the compost. I wonder how to keep it from getting too dry? Maybe a solid bottom? Most of all, if I can make one like this, I should get a lot less weird looks from visitors about my strange composting attempts... Sounds like they got the plans for it here.


  1. Let me know how it works Charles. Also what are the great bright pink flowers that were recently planted out front? Love 'em!

  2. I'll have to ask Amy for the name - they are loving the sun out there aren't they!? We bought a bunch of them in the sad little clearance section at Lowe's where plants go to die. We planted them out there with a micro sprinkler on them and they've just taken off! We'll see in another couple of months just how "full sun" they are!