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Step 7: Stack it and you're finished!

 The bottom box acts as a reservoir for the liquid that is produced and the last lid fits on the top.

The next stage is to drill holes for air, but I have not decided where to put them yet! Some people put a tap in the bottom to drain the liquid, but I chose not to. It's easy enough to check it regularly and tip it out.

I would definitely recommend that you research how to keep the worms. It is relatively easy, but there are differing opinions on the best way. I'll leave that up to you! 
<p>I made this. Admittedly with deeper Ikea bins as I already had these lying around. I did however have to add a layer between the bottom and the next layer up, because all my worms were drowning in the bottom bucket (that's weed proof pot lining that you see there and it seems to do the job). The top of the buckets is also ridiculously light, so that's two old plastic bottles filled with water keeping it down. </p><p>So far the worms seem happy enough, and I'm looking to build another for a friend soon. Thanks for the Instructable. </p>
Should the holes for the top and middle boxes be different sizes? Eg: top larger than the bottom to retain the castings while letting liquid pass?
Great instructable that would be even more complete with a clear instruction on how to use a wormery or a good link.
Good idea. How's this for size? <br> <br>http://www.envocare.co.uk/wormeries.htm <br>
This is an awesome repurposing of Ikea shelves. Great work.
That my friend, as they say, ROCKS<br /> <br /> I'm located between 2 Ikeas.<br /> <br /> My only problem is which one I can get to fastest.
&nbsp;Awesome. =]
&nbsp;If anyone decides to make this then please comment!!!

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