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Make A Small DIY Lazy Susan Organizer For Your Cabinet

Hi, guys! I’m back with another handy DIY organization idea for you. I made this small DIY lazy Susan spice rack to make it easier to grab my most frequently used spices for a small cabinet in my kitchen.

But you can use these steps to make a DIY lazy Susan organizer to fit any spot in your home. Like your kitchen, bathroom, and home office. And, you can make it square, rectangle, or round to fit your needs.

I have 2 DIY tutorials for you today. And they’re both easy. Yea!!

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First, I have the quick and easy steps to build an easy DIY lazy Susan box. Second, a quick tutorial and video to show you how to use Lazy Susan Hardware. OK, it’s time to get organized!

Let’s start with how to build a simple box. Don’t forget, you can also use a pre-made box. If you have a box, skip the steps to build a box. Scroll down to see the steps to add the lazy Susan hardware.

How To Build A DIY Lazy Susan Box

Make your box any size to fit your space. It can be square or rectangle. Just remember that it needs to be able to spin. So, keep that in mind when you pick the size.

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I love this easy DIY lazy Susan spice rack.

Supplies

Note: Building an open top box is pretty straight-forward. I used leftover beadboard plank from my porch ceiling makeover. But, you can use 1/2″ or 3/4″ plywood and lumber for the sides too.

  • Base – 1/2″ or 3/4″ thick plywood, cut to size for your space
  • Sides – I used a thin T&G Wall Plank, like this one at Lowe’s
  • Wood Glue, Wood Filler, 120-grit Sandpaper and Brad Nails
  • Tools – Brad Nailer or hammer, and a Miter Saw or Circular Saw or Jigsaw
I have 2 DIY's for you today: 1. Building a DIY Lazy Susan Organizer for your cabinets and closets, and 2. Building a Custom Beadboard Box to make cute storage to fit any space. And their both easy, Yea!!
Everything is cut and ready to put together.

Step One – Cut Your Pieces

Cut the base of the box to size, remember to subtract out the width of the sides. Because my base is small, I was able to cut mine with just a Miter Saw. You could also use a Circular Saw or Jigsaw.

Cut the sides to size, make sure the ends are cut with a 45-degree angle on your Miter Saw.

I have 2 DIY's for you today: 1. Building a DIY Lazy Susan Organizer for your cabinets and closets, and 2. Building a Custom Beadboard Box to make cute storage to fit any space. And their both easy, Yea!!
Cutting the 45 degree angles.

Step Two – Assemble The DIY Lazy Susan Box

Glue and nail each side to the base piece. Be sure to line up those corners carefully. Wipe excess glue away with a damp cloth.

If necessary, you can use painters tape on the top corners to keep the pieces straight while the glue dries. After the glue dries, apply wood filler to the corners and nail holes to get the smoothest look possible.

Once the filler dries, lightly sand the outside and inside with the sandpaper. Then clean the sawdust off with a tack cloth or lightly damp cloth.

I have 2 DIY's for you today: 1. Building a DIY Lazy Susan Organizer for your cabinets and closets, and 2. Building a Custom Beadboard Box to make cute storage to fit any space. And their both easy, Yea!!

Step Three – Apply Your Finish

After building your box, apply whatever paint, stain, or top coat you prefer. I used Varathane Fast Drying Stain in Weathered Gray on the outside of my box. And, blue acrylic paint on the inside.

I finished that off with 2 coats of Polycrylic to protect the box from food and oils. I used Minwax Polycrylic in Clear Matte.

That’s it for building a DIY lazy Susan box. Now, let’s get to adding the lazy Susan hardware that turns it into a DIY lazy Susan spice rack, or whichever type of organizer you need.

I have 2 DIY's for you today: 1. Building a DIY Lazy Susan Organizer for your cabinets and closets, and 2. Building a Custom Beadboard Box to make cute storage to fit any space. And their both easy, Yea!!
This DIY Lazy Susan Spice Rack makes cooking so much easier. No more moving things out of the way to find my most used spices and seasonings!

Making A DIY Lazy Susan Organizer

Supplies

  • 4″ Lazy Susan Hardware
  • Piece of 1/4″ or 1/2″ MDF or plywood cut to size. This will be the base of the Lazy Susan.
  • Super Glue or screws and screwdriver

How To Use Lazy Susan Hardware

Lazy Susan hardware looks kind of complicated to use. Here’s 2 simple ways to use it.

  • INSTALL USING SUPER GLUE: I used 1/8″ thick plywood for the base of my Lazy Susan Hardware. Since most screws would have been too long, I decided to try my trusty DAP Rapid Fuse instead. It’s a super glue that works on wood, steel, and lots of other surfaces. It worked great! BUT BE CAREFUL, screws can be undone. Glue can’t, at least not easily. So, test everything before gluing. Be sure that the box will spin in it’s space on top of that hardware and the base piece of wood before gluing.
  • INSTALL USING SCREWS: Watch the video below to see the standard way to install Lazy Susan hardware with screws.
Quick & Easy DIY Steps To Install Lazy Susan Turntable Hardware

That’s it for this lazy Susan organizer DIY. Good luck with your project!

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Feeling inspired? Get out there and make your own DIY Lazy Susan Organizer. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.

Chris

Thursday 18th of January 2018

Love it! I have the perfect idea to make one now!

Stephanie

Thursday 18th of January 2018

Awesome. I hope I get to see it!

playdatesparties

Friday 12th of January 2018

This makes me wish I had more power tools lying around. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

Stephanie

Saturday 13th of January 2018

Thanks!

Trish@BlowingAwayOutWest

Tuesday 9th of January 2018

The lazy susan box is amazing!

Stephanie

Tuesday 9th of January 2018

Thanks so much, Trish!!

Susan

Tuesday 9th of January 2018

What a great idea! I've looked for Lazy Susan's for my cabinet before, but for some reason, I appear to have small width cabinets. The ones at all the big box stores are all too large. I'll have to give some thought to trying to make my own. For the record, I've never been a big fan of the name "Lazy Susan" (for obvious reasons).

Stephanie

Tuesday 9th of January 2018

If you can't build a box, you can always super glue the hardware to the bottom of a box or wood round. :)

Rebecca

Monday 8th of January 2018

I love your idea of making a lazy susan box. That's a brilliant way to keep everything contained and easily accessible. Plus, you staining makes your box, and the whole pantry, look lovely.

Stephanie

Tuesday 9th of January 2018

Thanks! The beadboard is so pretty, I had to use it.

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