Want to build a simple lazy susan from a wood slice? Here’s an easy tutorial!
For me, the holiday season is all about gathering. Whether it is friends or family, it is a great opportunity to come together and celebrate everything that you are thankful for. And, of course, any good gathering will include food.
I love a lazy susan for any large table. They are perfect for sharing small items like sauces and condiments among many guests. We had a lot of trees down in our neighborhood following the hurricane and I had the idea to use a slice from one of the down trees to create a simple lazy susan.
The wood slice that we selected is 15 inches in diameter and 3 inches thick. Since it is such a hefty piece, I needed a strong lazy susan base. I used a 12″ base which is advised for lazy susans sized 15-18 inches in diameter and could hold 1,000 pounds! If you have a smaller slice, you will want a smaller base. Be sure to select a base that is able to hold the weight of your wood piece.
To prepare the wood slice, I sanded it until smooth on both sides. I left the natural bark for a rustic look. We coated each side of the wood slice with 2 coats of matte polyurethane. I let that dry thoroughly before screwing the base into the wood. The hardest part was deciding which side I wanted to face up – they were both beautiful!
This lazy susan is living in our kitchen for now, but I know that it will be great on our (future) dining room table. I am so excited to use it with guests because it is both beautiful and extremely functional. Before you host guests, you want to make sure that your home is clean and inviting. I am loving the new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth for cleaning tough messes in the sink and across a variety of surfaces.
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Hello, I’m Morgan, half of the creative force behind CharlestonCrafted.com! With a passion for DIY that dates back to 2012, I’ve transformed three homes and now I’m dedicated to helping others craft their dream spaces. Let’s turn your house into a home together!