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.
What you Need to Make a Lazy Susan
- 4″ Square Lazy Susan Hardware, or larger when necessary
- A Round Cork Mat, Piece of MDF, or plywood cut to size. This will be the base of the Lazy Susan.
- Super Glue and/or dril, drill bits, screws and screwdriver
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.
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. 🙂
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.
Feeling inspired? Now you’re ready to make your own How to Make a Lazy Susan Turntable. 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.