DIY Lazy Susan

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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
Kreg Jig
Half inch & 1.5 inch screws
Screw driver
Handheld rotary tool (though not much of use)
Dremel circle cutter
Saws - circular and jig
Level
Wood glue
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.
Thanks

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    @leopubs
    That's the whole dilemma. I guess one would have to glue it very well as one just can't screw the top of the base is bigger.
    I do however plan to make a bigger one and that would need a larger base, so I plan to mount the base on a big sturdy cross and then rotate it to get access to screw the top. That's the only way that comes to my mind.

    Very nice. Great idea of how to attach top & bottom without drilling any holes for the screws. Any idea of how to attach the top & bottom if the bottom piece is wider than the Lazy Susan hardware?

    Nice work, I recently made something similar but being a cheapskate I used the hardware from a verge side junk bar stool. worked for a pretty big lazy Susan for the cost of a few screws.

    Great job! This is such a useful item to have! Can't wait to see what you make next...keep sharing!

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    Thanks. This was my 1st instructable :)