First Lazy Susan - Spalted Maple and Walnut

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Project by CClark86 posted 06-09-2017 08:01 PM 2580 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a family request for a lazy susan from my sister in law. My directions were that it should be about 14” and needs to have a “fence” to prevent the 3 kids from zipping things off of it so easily.

I went with a nice section of a spalted maple board that I’ve been holding onto for awhile. I needed to add width to it so I glued strips on the side but hid them using the location of the walnut ‘fence’. It actually worked and it is almost impossible to tell that it isn’t a single piece. I went with a square design for something different.

The sides of the maple were beveled and the base is simple plywood. Hardware was off of Amazon, the cheap stuff I’m sure.

Finished it with Linseed Oil followed by satin polyurethane



-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 08:51 PM

I always shed a small tear when I see a fantastic piece of Spalted Maple like this that wasn’t used for making a guitar or drawer fronts on a dresser …

In my part of the world, these pieces are very difficult to find at a good price.

Nonetheless, you did a good job with this design and execution … :-)

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 09:20 PM

Beautiful piece of wood and nice project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 06-09-2017 09:26 PM

Stunning piece of wood and nice job done with it :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 09:31 PM

Nice project, a lot going on in that wood.

In my part of the world, these pieces are very difficult to find at a good price.
- SimonG

Take a piece of maple, drill a few small holes in it, leave it outside on the dirt for a week or two, brush it off, put it away to dry. The holes aren’t necessary but will move the process along.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 11:18 PM

Beautiful and artistic.

Also functional = AAA!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 06-10-2017 01:00 AM

Nice job hiding the extensions.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 06-10-2017 01:35 AM

Nice job! A really pretty chunk of wood.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#8 posted 06-10-2017 03:55 AM

Oh that just jumps right out. I would love to play with some of that wood.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 06-10-2017 10:39 AM

Awesome looking wood. Nice work on your Lazy Susan Chris.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 06-10-2017 05:20 PM

This is so nice and the wood is outstanding. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 06-12-2017 07:44 PM

The spalted maple is truly awesome, I guess I am lucky to be in a region where it is common enough that with a little effort I can always find some


-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#12 posted 04-04-2018 06:20 PM

WOW the grain pattern is amazing love the design too

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