Lazy Susan Turntable - Cheapo & Super Easy to Make .

Introduction: Lazy Susan Turntable - Cheapo & Super Easy to Make .

Do you need a turntable for your panoramic photography , your showcase , or just for your kitchen corner cabinet or for your workshop ?

You can make one yourself using few tools and spending almost nothing ;-) .

You do not need ball bearings , marbles , or expensive hardware.

It takes about an hour to be finished.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools.

  1. You'll need some scrap wood.
  2. A drill and some drill bits .
  3. Double sticky tape.
  4. Some bolts and nuts (cap nuts) .
  5. Old CDs you don't use any more.

Step 2: Cutting Boards.

Cut your scrape wood boards to a circular shape ( you can leave them square if you want).

Use any tools you have in your workshop . A jigsaw, a scroll saw, or a band saw as I did.

Step 3: Assembling.

Now make the center holes on both boards to fit the cap nuts diameter ( counter sink to accommodate for the cap nuts flush with the table using a Forstner bit).

Apply the double sticky tape on each board ( make sure not to seal the holes for the nuts). And stick a CD on the center of each board ( eyeball it , you do not need to be perfect here).

To finish your project, you need to secure and tighten the cap nuts trough the center holes of the boards . It is important for your lazy susan to rotate freely, that the height of the tighten cap nuts/bolts be barely equal to the "sandwiched" turntable. Have a look at the schematic picture.

You have done.


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    7 months ago

    I was looking at a simple way to make a lazy Susan without going out and purchasing special material; I can do this with material at hand. This is great, thanks.


    1 year ago on Introduction

    I am trying to build a seat that is in like a cylinder and put latches to stop in several places.I believe it should be capable of carrying at least five hundred lbs. I'm looking for like a heavy duty barrel that I can cut out a compartment in the barrel and design the seat to have speakers installed for my benefit. I'm working on this project for my old Motorhome and I Want to chop off a big part of the body by removing everything back of the refrigerator which sits right behind driver's seat. Creating the upper part of the cab of my Motorhome.the part just above the driver's seat I will raise the roof just enough so that if I'm sitting on the mattress my head will just clear the ceiling of it making the upper part now a good bedroom and place to relax and get rest.