Picture of Building a Roundabout (Merry-go-round)
I read with interest the http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Disassemble-a-Merry-Go-Round/ It is impossible to buy a good merry-go-round. So I thought I share my old project were I build a Merry-go-round or roundabout.

My son likes roundabouts, roundabouts are expensive to buy and you do not get much for your money.

Time to get building …

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
* An axle
* A circular piece of wood
* Screws
* More Screws
* Paint

The first two items I acquired using Freecycle. Freecycle is a a worldwide network of "gifting" groups, aiming to divert reusable goods from landfills.  Thanks to Aya and Richard (from Freecycle) for the chair and dining room table.

A chair gives a nice axle. The dining room table a nice circular piece of wood.
AndrewS129 months ago

Good work. I had the same problem with the wood not lasting outside. I think the flat surface contributed even though it was painted. A few images of my version are attached.


Tommycat71 year ago

I have two questions. First what was the thickness of your round table? Second how did you get it to spin

anasdad1 year ago
Nicely done, and you are correct about the bearings on most Lazy Susans; they are meant for slow turning. I tried this with several Lazy Susans and it didn't last too long...
Twotim2211 year ago
A large lazy susan bearing would have saved you some work.
bmsleight (author)  Twotim2211 year ago
Did not know about lazy Susan bearing until now.
Monomann1 year ago
Cool. And the puking begins!
Did you have any issues with the kids falling off the red base?
J-Five1 year ago
woodvale0355 years ago
all you need now is an electric motor, to power it round, old battery tools run froma car battery should get them moving.!!!
great project...
canida5 years ago
Cute! A great project.
kelseymh5 years ago
That intro picture makes it look like somebody has been going around and around and around and around and around and around for just a little bit too long :-) Very cool project!