The materials were sourced from recycled lumber and fencing. The only purchased item was a metal shank used for the "slicing" action that we will see later on.
• Skill saw/Jig saw
• about 16 ft. of (depending on how big you want it) 2x12's
• box of 1.5 inch screws
• 4 foot steel shank
• something that can bore a hole in metal...preferably fixed drill-press.
• 4 2x4's cut to 3 ft. each (legs)
• 2 2x4's for corner bracing + leg support
• Deer Fencing (12ft area - two sheets)
• Staple Gun
Step 1: Measure and Cut
Cut a rough estimate for your deer fencing (the bottom area of your 4X3 bin)...you will need to modify the fence as you apply it to allow the bin-legs to fit through.
Step 2: Brace corners
This also allows your 2x4 legs something to sink into....
Step 3: Apply "Netting"
If you have a staple gun handy, secure the edges of the fencing against your wood frame...otherwise you can wait until step 5.
Step 4: Legs
Drill 2x4's into raised bracing + larger wood frame (angle). I choose to place the legs ontop of the fencing to ensure added support for the weight of the compost.
Step 5: Fencing Bracing
Drill a good number of screws (4-6 on the 4ft side / 3-4 on the 3ft side) to ensure strong support of fencing.
I decided to double up my layers on the 4ft side just in case.