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240L wheelie-bins are great for moving and storing a few nights-worth of firewood, but are difficult for shorties to get the last bits out of. Here's a way to deal with that.

Given that the bin is only needed in fire season, there may be a summer use for it: what are your ideas?
  • put packs of ice in the bottom for a BBQ cool-store (as supplies are used, the rest is easy to reach by raising the board)
  • store potting mix for the spring to autumn planting season
  • use the bin for garden refuse collection for wheeling to the compost bin
  • make a nesting area for your chooks (chickens)
  • ...

Step 1: Materials and tools

Picture of Materials and tools
240L wheeliebin
MDF fibreboard or plywood (in my case 20mm thick MDF)
6mm rope

something of similar radius to the inside corner of the bin
pencil or marker pen
round file or some sandpaper

Unknown: I had all materials and tools already to hand.
ii4him1 year ago
Very nice, well done. I have an over-sized bin from Europe to put to good use now.
finton (author)  ii4him1 year ago
Thanks ii4him. We've used it for a couple of winters now and it's worked adequately. I've added a couple of hinged flaps to the floor, front and back, to fill the gaps as the floor is raised.
I'd love to see your results: if you come up with any substantial improvements, perhaps you could create your own i'ble!