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All of the wood used for the diy mini corn cleaner has been obtained from discarded pallets. Time is required to dismantle the planks and remove nails but it adds to the environmentally friendly nature of the project.

The lumber that I ended up with had dimensions of 3 3/4" x 7/8" but this will obviously vary. You can use whatever you have available. If purchasing wood consider 1x4 lumber.
Sheet metal and hardware cloth are also needed to make your diy mini corn cleaner.

I used 1/4" hardware cloth which is a wire mesh material with 1/4" spacing. The size is important because we want the corn to pass over the mesh while fine particles and debris fall through.

I was able to recycle some sheet metal for this project. 
The cleaner was built with the basic hand tools shown here.
  • hammer
  • hand saw
  • staple gun
  • square
  • tape measure
Use tools safely and don't forget to wear safety glasses!