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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
Materials:
240L wheeliebin
MDF fibreboard or plywood (in my case 20mm thick MDF)
6mm rope

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

Costs:
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!