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Fisher’s wife wanted a Lazy Susan for the downstairs island. She entertains down there often and would like a way for all her friends to be able to easily enjoy the variety of snacks and goodies that she makes available. There’s actually very little that makes a Lazy Susan interesting since it’s basically just the hardware mounted onto a board.
With that in mind, He tried to come up with a way to spice it up a bit and to incorporate some artistic interest into the piece. He used the “weaving” technique that he’s explained in a previous video and managed to work in eight different species of wood into the piece. Walnut, Maple, Honey Locust, Purple Heart, Yellow Heart, Ipe, Marblewood, and Mahogany.
Check out the video and see just how he ended up making what he thinks might be the prettiest Lazy Susan ever!
Why Are Lazy Susans Called Lazy Susans?
Lazy Susans are lazy because they rotate around a central axis, meaning you don’t have to reach across the entire table to get whatever you’re trying to grab. They got their name because they were supposedly lazy servants who would spin around instead of walking back and forth between the kitchen and the dining room.
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Wooden Lazy Susan DIY
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In this Wooden Lazy Susan DIY video, DIY Montreal shows us how to make a Lazy Susan from wood. This DIY Lazy Susan is made up of 2 wooden round cutting board assembled with a turntable. She’ll also show you how to make a router circle cutting jig to cut circles with a router.
Are Lazy Susans Out Of Style?
Nope! Not by a long shot. In fact, lazy susans are as popular now as they’ve ever been. The great thing about lazy susans is that they’re incredibly versatile. You can use them in the kitchen to help with cooking or baking, you can use them in the living room to help with entertainment, or you can use them in the bedroom as a lazy susan jewelry organizer.
There are also plenty of lazy susans out there that you can buy, but why not take on your own lazy susan build project? You’ll be able to make it exactly how you want and customize it so that it fits your needs perfectly.
Make a Lazy Susan
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Learn how to build a lazy Susan; includes details for a circle-cutting jig for a saber saw and working with edge banding.
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How to Build a Lazy Susan (DIY Rotating Tray)
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In this video, Kodiak Woodcraft shows how to build a Lazy Susan! He also shares several tips for flattening slabs and cutting perfect circles. Approximate Dimensions: – Width (Diameter) – 21.625″ – Thickness – 1.625″