Whether you're having a family BBQ or friends over for lunch, sometimes it's
impossible to reach food or drink on the other side of the table. You can solve
this problem with our guide to how to make a Lazy Susan.
You can make a wooden Lazy Susan for your outdoor or indoor table so everyone can access what
they want. The swivel assembly top can even be made without having to fix it to
the table so can be portable for use only when required.
To make this swivel assembly, you will need the hardware made by Howard Silvers,
available at all leading hardware stores.
Step 1: Cut a disc from your chosen
sheet material, such as MDF, and finish it as desired. A great way to do
this is by using a router (see Ryobi Professional Series Router – Kevin
Farrell – 21st August 2004). The hardware packaging tells you the maximum
diameter you can have.
Step 2: Screw the swivel assembly to
the disc and place it on the table, and you're ready for use! If you wish to
have a permanent Lazy Susan, fasten it to the table for ultimate stability.
Instructions for this are on the pack.
Other shapes, such as hexagons, octagons and even squares can be used to
build a lazy Susan, but the
corners tend to bump into objects on the table.