Cedar Top Modification

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:45

We needed a compost bin to replace the pile forming in a corner of the yard. We referred to it as "The Buffet" to reflect how much our new puppy enjoyed digging through the scraps. 

 

I I substituted cedar fencing to top the bin instead of the plastic sheeting. I just liked the way it looked and it was more cost effective. The most difficult part of the project really is wrangling the chicken wire. It's sharp!

Estimated Cost
I spent about $75 on materials for the project. I spent about another $75 on things like screws, a new staple gun, some waterproofing stain, etc all of which I have left overs and can use again.

I used treated lumber and a waterproofing deck stain. This is not for an edibles garden. I'm just using the soil to fill in low spots around the yard. If I was building it for a veggie garden I would have used all cedar wood with no stain or a natural shellac.
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Treated pine and cedar
Finish Used
Thompson waterproofing deck stain. Brushed on.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate