Monster of a Lazy Susan

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Project by descolada posted 03-16-2014 02:29 AM 1638 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I build this project for a friend of mine looking to make better use of his dining table. It’s hard to tell the scale in the photos, but this lazy susan measures out with a 44” diameter. When my wife first saw this in my workshop she asked why I was building another table. The dining table itself (yard sale buy I am told) is 7’ diameter with the extensions in place (as they usually are).

The construction on this was pretty simple: join the boards together and then cut to size with a router circle jig. I ended up having to spend more time than I would have liked with hand planes to flatten it out as the 48” square this started out as did not have enough support from my workbench when I glued them together. I should have done the glue up in stages but was in a bit of a rush to get this out the door.

The most interesting aspect of this project’s construction was the finish. I experimented on scraps with shellac/transtint mixtures until I got the right hint of merlot coming out of walnut. Once I got that on it was a few coats of general finishes oil+urethane.

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 02:54 AM

Very impressive

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 07:08 AM

Great job.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 09:49 AM

Very good work on the lazy Susan finish.
How does an expanding table swing in the sections?

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 01:26 PM

It’s gorgeous, like those pretty grains which really pop with your great finish. Great job!

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