I know you can go out and buy an electric dehydrator, but this one can be built with things you may already have, and also its always cool to build it yourself. Above you will find the 3 part video I made for my Youtube channel on this build. Below will be a parts list and instructions. Enjoy.

Step 1: Parts and Tools Lists.

Depending on what you are using to build this, the parts and tools may vary. Here are the lists of what I used.


An over the fridge kitchen cabinet (free)

2 - 2x4x8 cheap lumber ($4.09)

3 - 1x4x8 cheap lumber ($1.75)

1 - 110v light base ($0.69)

1 - light switch, switch box, and switch cover ($3.17)

1 - Bathroom vent fan ($14.99)

Metal screen (free)

Assorted wiring (free)

Assorted screws and hinges (free)



1 1/4" paddle bit



Staple gun

Wire cutters

I would recommend a few hours of burnin time before using it. The finishes on that would may not be food grade. Would hate to see you get a case of"Johnny Quick Trots" after eating your first batch of products.

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