Best-Ever Solar Food Dehydrator Plans - DIY - MOTHER EARTH Mark the Cutting Diagram. Most of the wood required for these solar food dehydrator plans can be Cut the Sides. Place the marked sheet of three-quarters-inch plywood on top of two sawhorses and Cut the Braces. Before beginning assembly, you’ll need to cut some braces to support the Cut and Install the Collector Box Bottom. Remember that sheet of quarter-inch exterior grade See all full list on motherearthnews How To Build a Solar Food Dehydrator - Off The Grid News Apr 15, 2012What is a Solar Dehydrator? Food dehydration is not a new concept. From raisins to prunes to jerky, food has been dried for storage and later consumption for years. Solar dehydration simply refers to using the sun’s energy to complete that process.