DIY Compost Sieve

Do you want fine compost just like those sold in stores? Make your own compost sieve!
Do you want fine compost just like those sold in stores? Make your own compost sieve!

If you’re composting and you find that your compost is rough and bulky, don’t worry. I’m a firm believer of the adage that says for every problem, there is a solution. If you want your compost to look and feel like those that you bought from the garden store, it’s possible. In this case, you’ll need a compost sieve.

The best part about this project? It's very useful yet totally inexpensive.
The best part about this project? It’s very useful yet totally inexpensive.

While there are ready-made compost sieves being sold, you can also make your own. That way, you can customize it according to your specifications. You can choose the shape and size so that it fits your needs. You can also choose your material so that the finished product is durable and sturdy.

The best thing about this project is that it’s inexpensive. If you have scrap wood and the tools, all you have to do is buy the hardware cloth. This is truly worth your effort.

Materials:

  • ½ inch hardware cloth
  • Scrap 2×4 wood

Tools:

  • Sharpie
  • Wire cutter
  • Circular saw
  • Pneumatic nailer/drill and screws
  • Pneumatic stapler/hand stapler

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Watch this video to learn how to make your own compost sieve.

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