Introduction: Build a Compost Bin From Pallets

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You want to build two big compost bins, but you don't want to spend a lot of money? So this project is for you, since it's entierly made of pallet wood.

You are welcome to watch the video (in german).

More details and free plans are available on my (german) blog: Build a compost bin from pallets

Step 1: Take the Pallets Apart

Take the pallets apart. Crowbar, hammer an pliers are the right tools for this job.

Step 2: The Plan

The compost bins should fullfill this requirements:

  • self-supporting
  • easy to change single boards
  • front boards removable

Step 3: Time to Switch on the Saw

First the boards are cut to length. Then notches for the normal boards are cut. Finally the diagonal notches for the front boards are cut with the jigsaw.

Step 4: Cut and Glue Up the Poles

The poles are glued up from individual pieces. I'm using construction adhesive here, since it's strong and water proof.

Step 5: Set-up the Compost Bins

Finally all pieces are ready and it's time to do the lego work and set-up the two compost bins.

Pallet Contest

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Pallet Contest