Do you need any fantastic instructions on how to build a compost tumbler? Then these 20 DIY compost tumbler ideas will guide your way throughout the building process.
Each of the guides is easy to understand and the instructions are straightforward and practical. Check them out and pick one that resonates with what you want to build.
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1. How To Make A Compost Tumbler
Would you like to start making compost by yourself? Maybe because the cost is high or maybe you just want to try out the process, you need a compost tumbler to do this. In this guide, the instructor takes you through different steps required to set up the compost tumbler. She used a water barrel for the tumbler and some 2×4s for the stand.
It is amazing, cheap, and fast.
2. DIY Compost Tumbler
For this compost tumbler, the instructor uses a 55-gallon barrel for the tumbler, some 10 feet 2×6 lumber for the stand, and PVC pipes for aeration. He specifically chose a gallon with a removable lid because that will save him the time of making an opening for the composter.
3. How To Make A DIY Compost Tumbler
The instructor started by drawing a plan for the project. You might like this approach better because it gives you an insight into what you're building.
For the stand, she repurposes her kitchen bench into a frame for the composter. If you have some woods around you're no longer using, this might be the time they come in handy.
4. How To Make A Compost Tumbler
As the case is in this video you can start by making the wooden stand for the compost tumbler. Cut the wood into pieces and join them together. Once the joinery is done, attach metal brackets to each order of the stand and caster wheels to the bottom.
Then, you can go ahead and prepare the gallon barrel. It is very easy and cheap to set up.
5. DIY Compost Tumbler
This DIY compost tumbler is made from a 55-gallon drum with a piece of conduit running through its length.
One thing I liked about this is how the instructor used masking tape to demarcate the cutting boundaries and lid opening instead of marking and measurement.
6. Compost Tumbler DIY
One challenge that comes with making a compost tumbler is where to get a barrel or drum as large as 55 gallons. Yet, you need to look out very well.
Once you get the drum/barrel, you need to get to work immediately. Turn the barrel over and cut the door opening to the bottom, file off the edges.
Get around plastic to make the door and attach it to the opening with hinges. The next step is to drill holes for the center axel which will allow the compost tumbler to be able to rotate.
7. DIY Compost Tumbler Build
This is very easy to make. It has only two parts, the wooden stand, and the plastic barrel.
Here is how to build it; First, gather the materials. All the materials including the barrel cost up to $40. Then start cutting and connecting. The major mode of connection is metal brackets.
8. How To Make A DIY Compost Tumbler
The materials and tools needed for this DIY compost tumbler include drill, drill bits, screws, handle, L brackets, 3 sets of skateboard wheel, barrel, and plywood.
Here are some steps involved;
Drill holes around the barrel. Prepare the skateboard wheel and place it on the plywood. Attach back wood to the plywood with L brackets. Then, place the barrel on the wheels.
9. How To Make A DIY Compost Tumbler
The high cost of buying a commercial compost tumbler brings about the cheap and easy DIY method of making one. In this video, you're going to learn how to take proper measures of some strategic places on the compost tumbler e.g the measurement for the center axel and the door.
Apart from the measurement, you will also learn the general process of setting the compost tumbler up.
10. How To Make A $300 Compost Tumbler For $20
Maybe because I like money, I can't buy something worth $300 when I know there is a way and I can have that particular thing (fully functional) for a lesser cost of $20.
Click the link below to learn the trick on how to cut down your expenses with some easy pissy instructions and steps. You're going to like the outcome of the compost tumbler made in this video.
11. How To Use A Compost Tumbler For Beginners
Are you a beginner? Do you need some tutorial on how to make a compost tumbler? Then you've got the right guide here! This compost tumbler has two sections with two doors. Both sections use one center axel. It is very easy to make. The instructor here clarified each step for the sake of the beginners and that was very fantastic.
12. Homemade Tumbling Composter
Two things make this composer amazing to me and I'm very sure you're going to like them too.
First, the composter is plastic-free. It is made from a 55-gallon metal drum. This will allow the content to decompose faster. Secondly, the composter has a turning wheel. You don't have to be tapping the drum for it to be tumbling. All you have to do is to move the wheel and the composter will start moving.
13. How To Build A DIY Compost Tumbler
The main body of the compost tumbler is made from a 55-gallon barrel while the base is made from pressure-treated lumber.
The first thing you need to do is to assemble the base. Once the base is done, attach caster wheels to it and prepare the barrel.
14. Cheap DIY Compost Tumbler
You need only 4 materials/tools for this cheap and amazing compost tumbler. They include a 15-gallon trash can with a lid, 2 bungees, drill, and drill bits.
Drill holes all over the gallon trash can. Fill it up with debris and cover it with the lid. Put the bungees into the handle to hold the lid tightly. After that, lay the trash can on its side and roll it around to stir the debris inside.
15. DIY Compost Tumbler
There are two basic ways you can take care of your compost. One is through a static bin or a compost tumbler. The latter is very effective and functional. Therefore in this guide, you will learn how to make a compost tumbler using one wood and metal brackets.
16. How To Make A DIY Compost Tumbler
This DIY compost tumbler is made from a plastic bin. Choose a plastic bin with a tight-fitting lid. Flip the bin over and drill holes on the bottom for aeration.
Once that is done, make the base. Then, put every gibberish inside the bin and drill holes around the top of the bin. Cover it with the lid and find a suitable place to put the compost tumbler.
17. How To Make A Compost Tumbler
This compost tumbler has three distinct parts. The first part is the 55-gallon barrel with a lid which is the main body of the compost tumbler. Holes were drilled all over the lid and one side of its bottom. Inside the barrel, 2 2×4s were attached to each side.
The second part is the wooden base which has a caster wheel for the compost tumbler to move. The last part is the bricks to raise the base of the compost tumbler.
18. Homemade Compost Tumbler
You can build this homemade compost tumbler for free with some recycled materials lying around. The compost tumbler was made from a recycled metal drum, metal brackets, and other materials. It is very cheap and functional.
19. DIY Compost Tumbler
This DIY composter is made from a metal drum, metal brackets, caster wheels, and lumber. The project is very simple, straightforward, and fast. Click this link below to watch how the instructor made the compost tumbler.
20. Compost Tumbler DIY
You can make this compost tumbler with just 60 bucks. Here are all the materials used and the cost of each. 55-gallon rain barrel for $12, 2×4 for $3, 2 4×4 for $9, 1" PVC, and a metal rod for $9.
There you have it! 20 DIY compost tumblers that require little cost if construction and don't take much of your time. Choose one today and get to work. Feel free to reach out to us if you are having issues with any of the projects above we will be happy to help. Thanks for stopping by!
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