Compost Sifter Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about compost sifter plans. If you want to build a simple compost sifter from 2x4s and 1x4s, this project is the one you need. You can adjust the size of the sifter to suit your needs. Make sure you check the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

 

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Compost Sifter Plans

Building a compost sifter

Building a compost sifter

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 15″ long FRAME
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 15″ long SIFTER
  • C – 1 piece of 1/2″ mesh – 18″x24″ long MESH
  • D – 2 pieces of handles HANDLES

  • 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 8′
  • 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 20 pieces of 2 1/2″ lag screws
  • 20 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
  • 1 piece of 1/2″ mesh – 24″x24″
  • 2 handles

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One day

 

 

Building a compost sifter

Assembling the sifter frame

Assembling the sifter frame

The first step of the project is to build the frame for the compost sifter. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the side slats and insert 2 1/2″ lag screws into the perpendicular components.

Fitting the mesh

Fitting the mesh

Cut a piece of 1/2″ mesh and staple it to the frame.

Assembling the bottom frame

Assembling the bottom frame

Next, you need to build the bottom frame from 2×2 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and align the edges. Drill pilot holes through the side components and insert 2 1/” lag screws to lock them together.

Fitting the trims

Fitting the trims

Fit the second frame to the bottom of the sifter. Align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the sifter.

Fitting the handles

Fitting the handles

Attach the handles to the sides of the sifter. Center the handles to the sides and lock them into place with screws.

Compost sifter plans

Compost sifter plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.

 

 

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