Step 1: Cut Lumber to Size

exploded view illustration of compost bin assembly with emphasis on each length of wooden slat that needs to be cut
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Using the dimensions shown, cut 1x4 lumber to make 24 horizontal slats, 8 vertical legs for the corners, 8 slats for the lid, and 8 battens for the lid and slide-in panels. Cut a 1x4 to the bin's height, and rip it in half to make rails for the slide-in tracks.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw or jigsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver

    Shopping List

    1. 1x4 cedar

    2. Wood glue

    3. 1 1/8-inch trim-head screws

    4. 2-inch trim-head screws