Home composters know the many benefits of composting. They also know that not all of the material in the pile decomposes at the same rate. The fine, rich material, which is ready to use, must be separated from the larger pieces which still need to "cook." Separating the material by hand can be a time consuming task. Speed the process dramatically with a homemade compost sifter. All you need are some common tools, a little hardware cloth and some rot resistant ChoiceDek material. Lowe's is happy to provide this information as a service to you.
Two pieces of ChoiceDek decking - 22 1/2" long - for short side pieces.
Two pieces of ChoiceDek decking - 24 1/2" long - for long side pieces.
Four pieces of ChoiceDek baluster - 22 1/2" long - for frame.
Half-laps add strength to the corners.
Size the handholds to fit your hands.
Good idea: You can also use your compost sifter to sort bulbs. At the end of the season, carefully remove bulbs and soil from the planting bed into the sifter. Shake gently to locate and separate the bulbs, especially the ones that need dividing.