Step 3: Make the Slide-in Panels

exploded view illustration of compost bin assembly with emphasis on the slide-in panels
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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For the lower panel, secure three slats spaced ¾ inch apart to two battens spaced 1 5⁄8 inches from the ends of the slats. Make the upper panel in the same manner, but be sure its battens extend ¾ inch past the bottom slat to create the gap between the slats.
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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