Introduction: DIY Lazy Susan
Pallet wood Lazy Susan for the kitchen table. I used reclaimed scrap wood from shipping pallets.
Step 1: Material & Tools Needed
Reclaimed wood - shipping palette x 1
Half inch & 1.5 inch screws
Handheld rotary tool (though not much of use)
Dremel circle cutter
Saws - circular and jig
Sanding discs and sander
Step 2: Cut to Size & Secure
Cut the planks into the desired size and made a square. I needed one to be 23"x23".
After that I secure each plank with the other using wood glue and screwed them together through pocket holes I made using the Kreg jig. Keeping in mind that I made the pocket holes on the underside of the would be finished top
Step 3: Cutting the Circle
I marked the centre of my work piece and used a self made circling marker.
I then started off with cutting a circle on the mark I made, using the Dremel's circle cutter fixed on to my rotary tool.
I had to again improvise to extend the circle limits as the Dremel attachment doesn't allow for cuts bigger than 13cm.
I put in the wood cutting bit and started off going around the mark. I could tell that this would be a long tedious task, cutting through 3/4" wood. Something had to be done.
I didn't have a jigsaw. So went and bought one and that made life very easy as I ended up cutting the circle in a matter of minutes.
I finished off by filling wood glue in crevices & nail holes, since i want to keep it in its rustic finish.
Step 4: Finishing the Top
I sanded down the surface, gradually going up from 36 all the way to 200 grit sanding discs that I put on my heavy duty car polisher.
Step 5: Making the Base
I used the palette blocks as the base of my unit.
I cut four to the desired height of 3", sanded down the ends and attached the Lazy Suzan Hardware to it using 1.5" wood screws. I also applied wood glue between the two surfaces.
And yes, at times my work bench was the Denyo Generator top.
Step 6: Done
Flipped the work piece over and polished it off with some food grade coconut oil.
I would like to enhance the grains somehow. So if anyone has a tip for that, do leave a comment below.
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