12 Cool Homestead Hacks for a 55 Gallon Drum

12 Cool Homestead Hacks for a 55 Gallon Drum

Here are the Final Cool Homestead Hacks for a 55 Gallon Drum

10. 55 Gallon Drum Furniture


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If you are creative you can make a whole furniture set out of steel barrels. These deck sofas were painted a nice retro shade of green. They are even ergonomically designed to fit the curvature of your spine.

11. Double Decker Drum Composter


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This DIY 55 gallon drum composter spins for easy mixing. There are three chambers so you can start a new batch while older ones mature. There is no better way to recycle your kitchen scraps and animal manure than turning them into rich, black soil that will feed your garden. An efficient system can produce mature compost that is ready to use in only three months.

12. Easy Vertical Garden


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A few cuts into a 55 gallon drum and you’ve got a vertical garden bed. This is a great space saver if you have a small yard. It can also be used as an herb bed near the kitchen door.

If you feel creative, try growing potatoes in a drum. Just keep covering them up as they grow, and by the end of the summer three plants will fill your barrel with spuds.

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