Step 1: Materials and Tools
Your choice of wood
Lazy Susan hardware
Varnish (optional but recommended)
Biscuits (I recommend 20 or bigger) and wood glue (if you are using the biscuit jointer)
Table Saw (if needed)
Bandsaw (or another suitable power saw) ie: http://www.craftsman.com:80/shc/s/p_10155_12602_00922400000P?mv=rr
Biscuit Jointer (if needed)
Planer (if needed)
Sandpaper (assorted grits)
Any other materials you may need or that I may have forgotten
Step 2: Choose your wood
I chose pine and stained it American Walnut because pine is easy to work with.
Though you can choose Oak, Pine, Maple, Mahogany, Walnut, etc...
Step 3: Choose your hardware
You should choose one that is about 1-2 inches away from the edges.
You can buy this at Lee Valley and assorted other stores like that. (I got mine there)
Step 4: Prepare your wood
If you need to plane it, plane it. If you need to cut it to an appropriately sized square, cut it!
Now we need to mark the circle or square or octagon or whatever so we can cut it out.
An easy way to mark a circle is to use a compass... but where will we find an oversized compass you ask? I'm going to show you how to make one.