Step 5: Make the Lid

exploded view illustration of compost bin assembly with emphasis on the two halves of the lid
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Attach battens to four boards so that they’re flush with one edge and 2½ inches short on the other. Repeat for the second half of the lid. Flip the pieces over and top your bin; it will have a 1-inch overhang all around.
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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