How to Make a Lazy Susan Turntable

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Here’s the easy to follow DIY steps for how to make a Lazy Susan Turntable.

Hi guys! Lazy Susan hardware is easy to buy, they sell it on Amazon and at most hardware stores. But it looks kind of complicated. I know I was confused when I first saw it. But, once I figured it out, I realized that this Lazy Susan turntable hardware is actually super easy to use. So, I made an easy to follow step by step video to show you how to make a Lazy Susan turntable too!

After reading my tips below and watching the video, you’ll know how to attach a Lazy Susan Turntable to almost anything. And you can turn most wood rounds, squares, trays or boxes into a Lazy Susan.

Lazy Susan Hardware can look confusing, so I made this quick and easy to follow DIY video for how to make a Lazy Susan Turntable to explain what to do. DIY Lazy Susan Turntable. DIY Lazy Susan Organizer
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What you Need to Make a Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan Hardware can look confusing, so I made this quick and easy to follow DIY video for how to make a Lazy Susan Turntable to explain what to do. DIY Lazy Susan Turntable. DIY Lazy Susan Organizer
Using scrap wood, I walk through the exact steps I use for how to make a Lazy Susan Turntable in the video below.

How do you attach a Lazy Susan Turntable??

Watch this short video to get a step by step look at how to make a Lazy Susan turntable with that confusing looking turntable hardware.

Basic Steps for How to Make a Lazy Susan Turntable, shown in the video.

  1. Screw the bottom half of the hardware onto the base of your Lazy Susan. Having a base on your Lazy Susan protects any table top or counter you set it on from scratches. And, it also looks better when you hide that hardware out of sight. If you can’t screw into the base, try a super glue, like DAP Rapid Fuse.
  2. Spin the top of the hardware so that a corner is between two corners on the bottom half of the Lazy Susan Hardware. Then use a pencil to mark an access hole.
  3. Use a drill to drill the access hole where you marked it. Keep the hole as small as you can. You really only need it to be large enough for the screws and screw driver to fit through.
  4. Once you have an access hole drilled, you can attach the top. Be sure that the top is perfectly centered on the Lazy Susan Hardware before attaching. From the bottom, you can carefully spin the hardware, looking through the access hole, until you see one of the corners on the top half of the Lazy Susan Hardware. Drill a pilot hole, then screw in small, Flat head screws that fit the Lazy Susan Hardware holes and AREN’T too long for the wood you are using on top.
  5. Once you have the first screw in place, carefully spin the hardware to line up for the next screw. Repeat everything from step 4 to attach the last 3 screws.
  6. That’s basically it for how to make a lazy susan turntable. If you picked the right screws you should have a free spinning Lazy Susan ready to go now. 🙂

Here are some ideas for making a pretty DIY Lazy Susan Turntable.

Ideas for Designing a Pretty DIY Lazy Susan

You can use an old tray, cutting board, mirror, and lots of other home decor to make a pretty DIY Lazy Susan. If you want to start from scratch and design your own Lazy Susan, you can find really nice unfinished wood slices and craft wood rounds on Amazon.

They even have really cool unfinished wood trays in lots of sizes and designs. The unfinished hexagon trays are my favorite. In fact, I just ordered one to have a little DIY fun with. I’ll definitely share that here when I finish it.

You can also find my steps for making a pretty DIY Lazy Susan Box on this blog. I attached Lazy Susan Hardware to this box and have been using it to organize my go to spice’s for 3 or 4 years now. 🙂

I made this little box out of scrap beadboard planks to organize my cabinets. It makes grabbing the right spice so much easier.

2 Ways to Make a DIY Lazy Susan Turntable

  • INSTALL USING SCREWS: Watch the video to see the standard way to install Lazy Susan Hardware with screws.
  • INSTALL USING SUPER GLUE: I used 1/8″ thick plywood for the base of my Lazy Susan Cabinet Organizer. 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.
Lazy Susan Hardware can look confusing, so I made this quick and easy to follow DIY video for how to make a Lazy Susan Turntable to explain what to do. DIY Lazy Susan Turntable. DIY Lazy Susan Organizer
With the Lazy Susan Turntable installed, I can just spin the box to grab the right spice. 🙂

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How to Make a Lazy Susan Turntable

Lazy Susan Hardware can look confusing, so I made this quick and easy to follow DIY video for how to make a Lazy Susan Turntable to explain what to do. DIY Lazy Susan Turntable. DIY Lazy Susan Organizer

Lazy Susan Hardware can look confusing, so I made this quick and easy guide for how to make a Lazy Susan Turntable to explain what to do.

Materials

  • Lazy Susan Turntable
  • Drill and Drill Bits
  • Screws and Screw Driver

Instructions

Basic Steps for How to Make a Lazy Susan Turntable, shown in the video.

  1. Screw the bottom half of the hardware onto the base of your Lazy Susan. Having a base on your Lazy Susan protects any table top or counter you set it on from scratches. And, it also looks better when you hide that hardware out of sight. If you can't screw into the base, try a super glue, like DAP Rapid Fuse.
  2. Spin the top of the hardware so that a corner is between two corners on the bottom half of the Lazy Susan Hardware. Then use a pencil to mark an access hole.
  3. Use a drill to drill the access hole where you marked it. Keep the hole as small as you can. You really only need it to be large enough for the screws and screw driver to fit through.
  4. Once you have an access hole drilled, you can attach the top. Be sure that the top is perfectly centered on the Lazy Susan Hardware before attaching. From the bottom, you can carefully spin the hardware, looking through the access hole, until you see one of the corners on the top half of the Lazy Susan Hardware. Drill a pilot hole, then screw in small, Flat head screws that fit the Lazy Susan Hardware holes and AREN'T too long for the wood you are using on top.
  5. Once you have the first screw in place, carefully spin the hardware to line up for the next screw. Repeat everything from step 4 to attach the last 3 screws.
  6. That's basically it for how to make a lazy susan turntable. If you picked the right screws you should have a free spinning Lazy Susan ready to go now. 🙂

2 Ways to Make a DIY Lazy Susan Turntable

  1. INSTALL USING SCREWS: Watch the video to see the standard way to install Lazy Susan Hardware with screws.
  2. INSTALL USING SUPER GLUE: I used 1/8" thick plywood for the base of my Lazy Susan Cabinet Organizer. 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.

Notes

Ideas for Designing a Pretty DIY Lazy Susan

You can use an old tray, cutting board, mirror, and lots of other home decor to make a pretty DIY Lazy Susan. If you want to start from scratch and design your own Lazy Susan, you can find really nice unfinished wood slices and craft wood rounds on Amazon.

They even have really cool unfinished wood trays in lots of sizes and designs. The unfinished hexagon trays are my favorite. In fact, I just ordered one to have a little DIY fun with. I'll definitely share that here when I finish it.

You can also find my steps for making a pretty DIY Lazy Susan Box on this blog. I attached Lazy Susan Hardware to this box and have been using it to organize my go to spice's for 3 or 4 years now. 🙂


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6 thoughts on “How to Make a Lazy Susan Turntable”

  1. Thanks for the tutorial, Stephanie! I’ve been wanting to make a rectangular lazy susan for our dining table for ages and now I know how. Pinned

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