Great DIY Lazy Susan Organizer for your Cabinets!

Great DIY Lazy Susan Organizer for your Cabinets!

Lazy Susan’s can be a great way to organize your home. But it can be hard to find the right size for every spot. So, let’s build it!

I have 2 DIY’s for you today. And they’re both easy. Yea!! First, the quick and easy steps to build a custom beadboard box. Get perfectly sized and pretty storage for any space. And second, a how-to video that’ll quickly show you how to use Lazy Susan Hardware. Then you can turn that beadboard box into a DIY Lazy Susan Organizer. Double yea!!

Lazy Susan hardware is easy to buy, but it looks kind of complicated. After watching my video, you’ll want to build a DIY Lazy Susan Organizer for every crowded cabinet in your home. And you can turn most wood rounds, squares, trays or boxes into a Lazy Susan.

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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 box is cute and functional.

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Materials Needed to Build a Custom Beadboard Box

Note: Building an open top box is pretty straight-forward. You can also follow the same steps using 1/2″ or 3/4″ wood and plywood.

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 ready to put together.

Steps to Build your Custom Beadboard Box

  1. Decide on the best size for your space. Remember, if you are turning it into a Lazy Susan, it’ll need to have space around it for spinning.
  2. Cut the base of the box to size, remember to subtract out the width of the sides.
  3. Cut the sides 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.

  4. Glue and nail each side to the base. Be sure to line up those corners carefully.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!!
  5. Run a bead of glue along the length of all 4 inside corners too. Wipe excess away with a damp cloth.
  6. After the glue dries, apply wood filler to the outside edges to get the smoothest look possible.
  7. Once the filler dries, lightly sand the outside and inside with the sandpaper.
  8. Clean dust off with a damp cloth.
  9. Apply 2 coats of stain, follow the directions on the stain.
  10. Paint inside the box with 2 coats of acrylic color of your choice.
  11. Apply 2 coats of Polycrylic to the entire box to protect it from food and oils.
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!!
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Materials Needed to Make a DIY Lazy Susan Organizer

  • 4″ Lazy Susan Hardware
  • Piece of MDF or plywood cut to size. This will be the base of the Lazy Susan.
  • Super Glue or screws and screwdriver
    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!!
    A Lazy Susan box for my spice storage. No more moving things out of the way to find the spice I 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!!
    Before everything was scattered around and had to be moved aside or pulled out to find what I wanted.

Steps to Make a DIY Lazy Susan Organizer

  • INSTALL USING SCREWS: Watch the video below 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 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.

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!!
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Looking for more cute and crafty decor? Try this 5 Mason Jar Planter Box. It makes a great centerpiece for your Dining Room!

Make this quick and easy DIY 5 Mason Jar Planter Box for just $6.50. Makes great home decor, gifts, craft party projects, wedding centerpieces, and more. Can be sold at craft fairs and online too.
The mini lights are such a pretty touch.

Or, have a look at this Easy Wood Slice Wall Hook DIY.

Add the wood slice trend to your decor with this simple wood slice idea. This is how to Make a Simple DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook. An easy wood slice decor idea. #woodslice #DIYWallHook #DIYWoodSlice #WoodSliceDecor


Feeling inspired? Get out there and make your own DIY Lazy Susan Organizer. Follow the links above to get the things you’ll need. 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.

18 thoughts on “Great DIY Lazy Susan Organizer for your Cabinets!

  1. Very cute… and useful! It’d look great on the table at dinner too.

  2. Great tutorial! I love how useful Lazy Susan’s can be in various parts of the home. I think I need to try this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Lazy Susan’s are always so useful to have and your video explains everything so well Stephanie. Hope you had a truly lovely New Year and can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for 2018

  4. I love attractive storage areas. Thanks for sharing yet another one
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  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. Trish@BlowingAwayOutWest

    The lazy susan box is amazing!

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

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

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