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Deluxe modular composter built of wood is very attractive.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 2000 (v.23#9) pg. 36
Added Info CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2000 (v.23#10) pg. 6

Tip on using a stack of old tires as a compost bin.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.78#5) pg. 6

Make a rotating compost barrel from an old oil barrel.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 2000 (v.84#3) pg. 57

Build a wiggler ecosystem. Construct a worm composter from 2- or 5-gallon buckets.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 2002 (v.86#4) pg. 70

Tom's terrific tumbler. How to convert a 55-gallon plastic barrel into a composter which includes a "digester" to break the compost apart and keep the center aerated.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 2003 (v.87#3) pg. 39

Composting bin. Construction uses rounded-edge decking boards with end slots that fit together like Lincoln Logs. Solid top is hinged in the middle. Includes information on starting, maintaining and using compost.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #319 Jun 1991 (v.41#6) pg. 48

Build a compost bin from rounded-edge decking boards that are notched to fit together like Lincoln Logs. A hinged lid covers the unit. Est. cost: $60. Also includes tips on what to compost, starting the pile, maintaining the pile and where to use compost.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 59

Tip on making compost in a heavy-gauge plastic "garbage can" with a clamp-on lid. This allows the continer to be inverted and rolled on the ground to mix the compost.
FINE GARDENING #15 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 8

Sturdy, easy-to-assemble compost bin is made from discarded pallets.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 8

Compost ideas. (1) Large-scale composting bin (25x25-ft.). (2) Jack-o'-lantern decorations. (3) Using large leaves to "edge" a compost pile and reduce weeds.
FINE GARDENING #46 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 8

Tip describes now to make a drum composter from a plastic trash can.
FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 8

Plastic trash can with secure lid is turned into a food-waste composter.
FINE GARDENING #52 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 8

Information from a veteran composter on selecting a compost bin to meet your needs.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 56

Tip tells how to build a compost bin from six pallets.
FINE GARDENING #69 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 8

A simple wooden compost bin to build from 2x4s.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov-Dec 1998 (v.42#6) pg. 36

Tip shows how to build a rolling (rotating) compost barrel from 2x4s, casters and a metal barrel.
GARDEN GATE #17 Oct 1997 pg. 6

A labor-saving compost bin to build that eliminates turning.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #157 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 58

Triple compost bin features a gabled roof to protect compost from rain and allows access to the bins from front and back. Built of rot-resistant cedar. Est cost: $400.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 75

Tip describes building a cement block composting bin.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1991 (v.38#1) pg. 78

Tip describes how to build a double-walled, insulated compost bin that can be used through fall and winter.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1991 (v.38#9) pg. 74

Composter comparison. Six commercial models are evaluated. (1) Kemp Compact Compostumbler. (2) Garden Way E-Z Spin. (3) Tumblebug. (4) Green Magic tumbler. (5) Toro Yardcycler bin. (6) NovaWood bin.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 66

Tip on making a tomato cage which doubles as a compost bin.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1995 (v.42#4) pg. 85

Four compost bins evaluated.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1996 (v.43#8) pg. 59

How to turn a plastic trash can into a compost tumbler.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1997 (v.44#7) pg. 75

A better bin. Composting unit built of wood, wire mesh and corrugated plastic features three separate bins. Overall dimensions: 35"x38"x96" long.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1991 (v.168#3) pg. 50

Gardener's gold mine. Build an elegantly-styled compost bin which features corner posts with decorative finials and removable louver-style slats for the sides.
WOOD MAGAZINE #81 Sep 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 62

Compost bin features pressure-treated framing covered with galvanized hardware cloth and a hinged top/work surface. An open bottom equipped with a "shaker rod" lets composted material fall to the ground.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 44

Corn crib compost bin. Compost bin is made by stacking cedar slats (2"x2"x36") like "Lincoln logs". The floor of the bin is composed of slotted PVC water pipe which improves air circulation.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1995 (v.51#4) pg. 74