BIG Composter for About $50

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Introduction: BIG Composter for About $50

8 ft by 8 ft composter

Step 1: Supplies..............

(if you live in the usa every thing can be found at manards or lows)
four 4ft long. 7/16 steel rods

25 landscaping timbers each 8ft long

four 8 inch tall

Step 2: Putting Things Together....

drill 7/16 holes stright in all the ends

slide the steal rods in the holes after positoned in square shape and leveled and set on logs

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    That's pretty! Here's my (uglier) backyard compost idea:

    I had a tree cut down, but it is of a kind that produces a lot of creosote when burned, so I decided to try to find other uses for it -thus the compost bin.

    The bin is filled with wood-chips, leaves and ivy plants/roots and it will all (hopefully) be decomposed by next summer -so we can plant some grass with it.

    I have added some fertilizer to speed it up. The only downside is that all the neat holes in the "wall" could be very inviting for snakes, but we'll see.

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    Adding Nitrogen will help speed up the decomposition of Carbon rich (wood & leaf) materials.

    Composting is an aerobic process; this means it needs oxygen. it's recommended you provide air infiltration (or stir it regularly) if the pile is over 3-4' across. I've seen people use a stand pipe of perforated 4 in drainage pipe to allow air to get into the center of the pile. Two 8 ft lengths laid through the center in n X from one side to the other, about halfway up, with the ends sticking out between the ties would give you 4 quarters about 4 foot square. This should give you the needed airflow.

    Looks great and simple! How do you access the compost?