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Cut four pieces of 4 x 4 to 36” in length. These will be the legs for the base.Cut plywood to 27” x 18”. The cabinet will rest on this plywood.Cut 4 pieces of acrylic glass. 2 pieces will be 27” x 6 “and the other two will be 18” x 6”.Screw plywood onto the four 4 x 4 pieces so that the base can stand freely. Next screw the pieces of acrylic glass onto the sides of the base so that the cabinet will be safely fastened into the base. Make sure two or three inches of acrylic glass are above the base of the plywood.
3 yards of nylon meshPlywoodScrewsStaple gun and staples
To make five racks for the dehydrator, cut 10 pieces of plywood of widths of 2” and lengths to fit the cabinet space. Then cut 10 pieces of plywood 1” less than the width of the cabinet space they will be placed in and with widths of 2”.Cut 10 pieces of plywood 4” greater than the width of the longest piece cut in the last step.Cut 10 pieces of plywood with widths of 2” and lengths 4” less than the width of the shortest piece cut in the first step in making the drying racks. Please note these lengths are extremely variable due to the different types of cabinets being available.Place the two longest pieces made in the first step in building the drying racks parallel to each other.Take the two other pieces from the first step in making the drying racks and place them on the ends of the parallel pieces.Separate the parallel pieces until a frame is formed.Take a staple gun and staple the attachment points of the frame to keep it in place.Take nylon mesh and cut it to the dimensions of the frame that was just built.Staple one side of the nylon mesh to a side of the frame containing one of the original parallel pieces.Take one of the pieces of wood cut from the second bullet in the drying rack steps and screw it down to the side containing the stapled down nylon mesh with two screws on each corner and two other screws spaced at equal distances from each other.Stretch the nylon to the other side of the frame and staple it down.Take one of the other pieces of wood cut from the second bullet and screw this down to the frame in the same manner as the one before.While stretching the nylon mesh over the other sides of the frame, staple down the mesh to the rest of the frame.Take one of the pieces of wood cut from the third bulleted step and screw it down to the frame to secure the mesh on the other part of the structure in a similar fashion as before then do the same with the other side.Cut of the excess nylon mesh from the drying rack.Repeat the process for the rest of the racks.
==='''Putting it Together'''===
Screws2 feet of aluminum ductingScrewdriverWire cutters (to cut aluminum ducting)Aluminum Tape
Lift cabinet and place on top of base. Make sure it is completely flat on the base and fits snugly. Next screw the bottom of the cabinet onto the base to ensure stability.Stand collector up and lean against the back of the cabinet below the holes onto the 2 x 4. The legs should rest flat on the ground as well as the collector being at a 30-45 degree angle. Once the collector is placed in its final position, screw the edges of the collector into the 2 x 4.Once the cabinet and collector are both stabilized and connected to one another, it is time to connect the aluminum ducting.
Cut the 2 feet of ducting into three pieces. Once 3 pieces are obtained, start by making sure the hole on the outside is completely covered by the ducting. Once covered, begin taping the outer edges with aluminum tape to seal completely ensuring no air escapes. After the hole is completely covered and sealed by the ducting, connect the other end of the ducting to the cabinet hole. Again make sure the ducting completely covers the hole and seal with the aluminum tape. Repeat the previous step 2 more times so that the 3 holes of the collector are connected to the 3 holes of the cabinet.