In the spirit of this newly announced competition, I put together a larger compost bin to collect our (and yes, possibly our neighbor's) leaves this fall. This will supplement our smaller secure bin that we use for kitchen scraps - It keeps the skunks out.
Killing two birds with one stone, I got rid of a good portion of my "reclaimed wood pile" (that was not Mrs. B's favorite), and built myself a fine compost bin.
A picture is worth a 1000 words, so without further ado:
(beginning of the frame)
(one side completed)
(removable front slat)
Blending in to the fall landscape... and ready for the leaves.
The 2x4 posts were 4' in length, and the slat boards were reclaimed pine wall boards reclaimed from our basement. The final box size was 3'6" x 3'6" x 3'6" (approx).