Do you wish staining and painting projects was easier? I have an easy perfect solution for you!
This lazy susan project is a project to help assist with other projects…whoa.
I created a lazy susan out of scrap wood to help with painting and staining projects. I call it The Lazy Painter. As I paint, stain or spray paint an item I turn the lazy susan to allow me to get all the angles and areas of the item. The Lazy Painter makes it so much easier than me having to walk around my projects.
Check out the tutorial below to make your own lazy susan.
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TOOLS FOR LAZY SUSAN
SUPPLIES FOR LAZY SUSAN
- 1 – 1 x 12
- 1 – 1 x 10
- 6 inch square Ball Bearing Lazy Susan Turntable
- #6 1/2 and 1 inch flat head phillips sheet metal screws
CUTS FOR LAZY SUSAN
I had two pieces of scrap wood that worked perfect for the lazy susan. Here is what my scrap wood measured.
- 1 – 1 x 12 at 12 inches (top)
- 1 – 1 x 10 at 9 inches (bottom)
Step 1) Make measurements and mark spots to attach the turntable. I started out by finding center on both pieces of wood and measured the inner circles of the turntable. Using a very technical 🙂 method I cut a piece from a styrofoam cup. This piece, whatever you choose most often I see a scrap piece of wood used, needs to be longer than the radius of the turntable circle. I then made two holes. One end I nailed to the center of the board the other hole I put a pencil through and drew a circle. You could also trace the inside circle of the turntable, but I felt this technique was more precise with centering. Finally mark and drill the holes where the turntable will be attached. Note this was my first time making a lazy susan and it took me some time to wrap my brain around how to put it all together. I made a breakdown of the turntable and where to attach it to the bottom and top pieces to help you out in case you struggled as well.
Step 2) Using a #6 1 inch flathead screw I attached the top scrap wood piece to the top of the turntable. Step 3) Attach the bottom wood piece to the bottom of the turntable. To do this I screwed in all four screws almost all the way in from the opposite side of where the turntable is attached. Then I situated the top piece of scrap wood with the turntable attached and laid the bottom scrap piece over the turntable and lined up the tips of the four screws with the small holes. It takes some shifting to get the holes to line up. Once they are lined up finish driving in all the screws. YAH the lazy susan is ready for some spinning action!
I am so excited to use this to assist with my staining and painting projects. What do you do to help you with your projects?