DIY Lazy Susan




Introduction: DIY Lazy Susan

Pallet wood Lazy Susan for the kitchen table. I used reclaimed scrap wood from shipping pallets.

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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
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.

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    5 Discussions


    3 years ago

    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.


    3 years ago

    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?


    4 years ago

    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.


    4 years ago

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


    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks. This was my 1st instructable :)