Lazy Susan: An Easy 3-Piece Project


Tools Needed:

  • Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths
  • Lazy Susan mechanism
  • Round pine top
  • Scrap wood for a base
  • Awl
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • Gloves (to protect hands from the wood stain)

DIY Lazy Susan Materials

How about an easy project that makes a great house-warming or birthday gift? You can pick up an inexpensive, pre-glued, pre-cut round pine top and a roller-bearing Lazy Susan mechanism at your local home improvement or craft center, then add to that a piece of scrap wood for the base.

1. Attach the Lazy Susan mechanism to a wood base

Attach Roller-Bearing Mechanism to Wood Base

The first step is to screw the mechanism to your base. The pine is soft enough to use an awl (visable in rear) to make a starter hole for your screws.

2. Attach the mechanism to the pine top

Attach Roller-Bearing Mechanism to Pre-Cut Round Pine Top

You then flip the top over and do the same, attaching the top side of the two-piece mechanism to the underside of the wood top.

3. Apply stain to the wood

Applying Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths to Pine Top

And what could be better for an easy project than an easy combination stain-and-finish — one that comes in a resealable bag, and that you apply with pre-moistened cloths rather than a brush? Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths are water-based, so they dry quickly and have no odor, making them perfect for small indoor projects.

Finished DIY Lazy SusanAnd literally in just minutes you can make a handy Lazy Susan, either for your dining room table — or to have ready for the next time you need a gift for a friend or relative.

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