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I had to create a wormery for a lifestyle project unit that I took, as part of my degree. I didnt want to buy one because they are quite expensive for a student! This one costs around £15 if you already have the tools!

My design is a Frankenstein version of various designs  that I have seen on the internet, and works on the idea of tiered boxes (rather than just a box). This makes it easier to access the worm waste.

I used Ikea stacking boxes and therefore, this instructable will be centred around using the same; however, similar boxes could be used!

I thought that it was quite easy to build, and I hope that it works for you too! Good luck!
 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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 Tools you will need!

+ Work bench or table - (one that could be accidentally cut, without the resultant swearing and/or tears)
+ Pencil
+ Ruler or tape measure
+ Jigsaw and plastic cutting blades
+ Power drill and a small drill bit - (a second bigger bit may be required, depending on your saw)
+ Hot glue gun and glue sticks
+ (Sealant gun - if you don't have a squeezey sealant bottle)
+ Cup of cold water
+ Drilling block of wood

Materials you will need!

+ Three Ikea "Slugis" boxes - size 54x35x16 cm  (20l)
+ Three Ikea "Slugis" lids - size 54x35 cm 
+ Bathroom sealant

Step 2: Marking out two of the lids

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Taking one of the lids, place it upside down on the bench and measure 5mm in from the edge of the inner slope (shown in the image!). Draw the line, all the way around the lid, keeping the 5mm gap.

Do the same with one of the other lids.
antioch2 years ago
Great instructable that would be even more complete with a clear instruction on how to use a wormery or a good link.
Benji101 (author)  antioch2 years ago
Good idea. How's this for size?

http://www.envocare.co.uk/wormeries.htm
wilgubeast3 years ago
This is an awesome repurposing of Ikea shelves. Great work.
MonteJC5 years ago
That my friend, as they say, ROCKS

I'm located between 2 Ikeas.

My only problem is which one I can get to fastest.
Benji101 (author)  MonteJC5 years ago
 Awesome. =]
Benji101 (author) 5 years ago
 If anyone decides to make this then please comment!!!