I am starting a thread to talk about the upcoming construction of a dulcimer, which will be built by myself and my friend Gideon (he plays guitar on some of my videos).
We are going to follow these general instructions:
Top, sides, and bottom will be maple, and I have yet to decide what to use for the neck.
2x4 sheet maple plywood 1/4" $15
2x2" hardwood lumber $5-15
Fret wire: $10
Tuners: Free (we already have tuners)
Other random things:$0-10
Total cost: approx. $40.