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“Ginuwine1969”Hey Beeser, I plan on building 3 of these boxes (50, 75, & 100 yards) question is are the 2×4’s and 2×6’s just used for framing?  Front, back, and sides covered with cardboard? The back has 2×4’s wall for extra protection?  Can you draw up a blue print for me?  I was thinking of using plywood for the back, sides and bottom, but don’t know how heavy it would become.  You never mentioned what the bottom or base was made of or put together?  Thanks in advance.

Plans are not necessary for this project and would probably get in the way of making use of whatever is available on hand.  I ripped some scrap 2x4s and 2x6s into 1 1/2×1 1/2 strips to minimize the cuts.  You can use any size wood for the framing.  After all, it’s just a frame to hold some mulch and something to fasten the sides.  For the sides I used 1/8″ masonite because that’s what I had lying around.  Cardboard, plywood, etc. would all work.  I used particle board for the bottom and back only because I ran out of scrap masonite.  The only material I was specific about using was cardboard stapled to the front because that will have to be replaced occasionally.  I also placed a solid wall of 2x6s on the back inside as a fail safe backstop just in case a pellet finds itself through the mulch.  So far that hasn’t happened.  Good luck and let us know how you make out.