Introduction: Compost Tumbler

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This is another easy project. It will provide great nutrients for our garden and less waste in our garbage...

Step 1: Tools - Parts

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Parts came to be around $40.
That's $10 for the barrel..

Step 2: Connecting - Cutting

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I cut the wood 5' long and 4' high.

Step 3: Perfect Fit

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So the reason I made it so tall and wide was for the wheelbarrow to fit..

Step 4: Finish Up

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I also used the ends of the pole to carry. (2 person job)

I drilled holes on the sides instead of the front and back. When it spins stuff wont fly out at you...


dwalker23 (author)2012-10-19

Great job, I've been planning my own which is slightly different. Hopefully I'll have an ible for that.

skirmishmonkey (author)2012-06-27

Here's mine. I've added holes for aeration (covered with fly mesh to keep pests out) and a door at the bottom so after it's ready I can remove from the bottom.
These are great as they take up very little space and I can have it on my roof space out side my workshop so the missus doesn't nag me over it.
In all it cost me about 10euros. Including 6 for the barrel. The lumber I had left over from other projects.

jcjdvm (author)2012-01-30

Your idea is fabulous as the composters for purchase are so expensive. It is obviously very sturdy to hold up to spinning. I would think you would need more holes for aeration, or it would be difficult to keep it appropriately moist, or am I missing something? I love composting. Thank you for the great idea.

fnkyplyr (author)2010-05-10

Whats a compost tumbler?

unbentcrayfish (author)2009-09-22

nice man

helpsme (author)2009-09-08

Dude - you're brilliant! Thanks for sharing your project.

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