Commercial Wooden Lazy Susans are either too expensive or the wrong size for your space. But did you know that they are so easy to make yourself? You are in luck because today I’m showing you how to make beautiful custom DIY Lazy Susans for your Pantry at a fraction of the cost with minimal effort.
Let’s start with the supply list you’ll need. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. You can read all about that here.
DIY Lazy Susans for your Pantry
- Round Wood Piece – mine are 15 inches wide.
- Lazy Susan hardware kit
- Scrap wood for base
- Screws – we used some we had on hand
- Rubber feet
In your local big box hardware store, they sell Lazy Susan kits. The one we purchased didn’t come with screws, so have someone help you with the size. I always find a drill bit gauge to be helpful if I’m using We began by cutting scraps of MDF measured to fit the Lazy Susan kit.
Measure and mark where you want to attach it to the wood round. I used masking tape to mark where the base attaches.
Next, I predrilled holes into both MDF pieces and the wooden round. This is why the tape came in handy. You will need to remove the base to attach the lazy susan kit and lining it up again was difficult.
Learn from my mistake!
So, after you’ve predrilled your holes, screw the lazy susan piece to the MDF you’ve cut.
Next, you align it with the predrilled holes on the Wood Round and drill the base to the round.
You have to angle the base to be able to affix it.
I finished it off with rubber feet to keep it from sliding on my pantry shelf.
That’s it! Easy peasy and super cheapy!
All three lazy susans cost the same as one premade one.
They were a quick and simple update to my pantry!
Another new addition are the wood crates.
I store my potatoes, onions…
Extra dry goods and bags in them.
Here’s a trick!
Purchase chair sliders that you nail into bottoms of legs.
That way the boxes slide easily in and out (even using your toes, like me) and won’t scuff your floors.
So there’s a bonus for you! Not just DIY Lazy Susans for your Pantry, but tips to make your wooden crates easy to slide in and out.
I share with these lovely ladies..
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