I moved into a new house last fall, and I absolutely LOVE it!
I looked forward to this spring because I had so many ideas and plans
for the garden, one of which was to build a compost heap.
The back of the house had these two unusually placed 4'x4's
and I thought I would make use of them:
They were bolted to the back wall, and I used them as my frame.
I gathered my materials. All I ended up buying was a pack of zip ties and 50 deck screws.
I didn't use all the deck screws, not even close. I also picked up three pallets from my grocery store
and grabbed a contractor bag from my brother-in-law.
I used the contractor bag to line the wall between the posts (to protect the wood of the house from rotting). I then screwed two of the pallets into the the posts so they stood out from the wall at a 90 degree angle. Once I was sure they were secure and not going anywhere (about 4-6 screws on each side) I then zip tied the final pallet to the front creating a cube. I used reusable zip ties so that the front pallet can easily be removed allowing for easy access to the compost for turning and using in the future.
I am extremely pleased with the way it turned out!
Now to tackle the rest of the garden to-do list.