As I mentioned before, I have been wanting a turning compost bin for awhile now. So last weekend, my husband made me one!
He used a combination of scrap wood and some new plywood to make me a box perched on a v-shaped stand. It has a “brake” in the form of a piece of wood along the base. When you pull it out, the weight of the box rotates the bin for you.
The arrow is pointing to the compost bin’s brake
On the top is a wide door that we can open to throw the waste in. There’s a lot of room in there.
Because my husband was using wood, he water-proofed it with a deck stain to keep rot from eating away at the wood.
The whole thing cost $18. A rotating compost bin this size in the store would cost over $300–at least that’s what I saw when I shopped around.
ETA: Since wood rots, paint the inside of the bin to keep it from breaking down. It will double the life of the bin.
ETA 2: Sorry, I can’t provide specs for this bin at this time. Maybe in the future!