Gardeners and landscapers use rock sifters to remove large stones from soil in order to create healthy grounds for planting. A rock sifter can be extremely expensive, so creating your own is a cost-effective way to acquire this useful tool. Any slightly handy individual can create a rock sifter in about an hour. It's a job for two, so ask a friend to help.
Things You'll Need
- 2 20-inch two-by-fours
- 2 24-inch two-by-fours
- 4 24-inch steel reinforcement deck plates
- 24-by-24-inch window screening
- 8 4-inch screws
- 32 2-inch screws
- Phillips-head drill bit
Place two 24-inch two-by-fours vertically in front of you on a flat surface. Place one 20-inch two-by-four at each end, top and bottom, to create a rectangular frame. Rest all four sections along the 2-inch edges.
Drive two 4-inch screws through each corner to create a permanent rectangular structure. Use a drill and a Phillips-head drill bit to drive the screws firmly into the wood.
Stretch 24-by-24-inch window screening over the wood frame. Ask a friend to pull the screening tight along each side. Place one steel reinforcement deck plate along each edge. Drive eight 2-inch screws along each steel reinforcement deck plate using the drill.
Secure the screen to the wood frame by having a friend pull the window screening over the top and bottom sections of wood. Place one steel reinforcement deck plate along each edge and drive eight 2-inch screws along each steel reinforcement deck plate to secure the screen in place.
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