Inspired by the Food Jammers, these are plans for a food dehydrator based on the one they used to dehydrate a turkey. Mine will mostly be used for fruits and jerky but you can literally dehydrate anything with it and if you have access to a junkyard and thrift stores you can find a lot of the major supplies for cheap making the whole project less than $30.
Step 1: Tools and supplies
Circular/ table saw - not really needed if you have a lumber yard that will cut to size for you
Plywood- preferably 3/4 in thick. I used 1/2 in and it worked fine though
metal racks- For the shelves, I went to a local recycling center. They were nice enough to let me dig through their pile of appliances and random metal. There I found 5 racks out of old ovens and had them cut down so they were all similar sizes. they sold me all five for a $1 so I couldn't complain with that.
wall plug in
wire- i used 12 guage, probably could use something smaller
some type of closing mechanism- I took a metal clamp off an old grill that works great to hold the door closed
small fan - You can usually fine these for cheap at any thrift store
wire mesh- I live in an area where there are a lot of bugs, therefore I put mesh on the air holes to keep them out