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How do you attach a Lazy Susan turntable bearing?

Last Updated: 27th April, 2020

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Drill a big hole in the table (usually the bottom piece) so you can “see” the screw holes in the other side (the top) when the bearing is rotated around. Next, mount the bearing on the “big hole side” of the table (the bottom) with that big hole lined up with the hole you drilled in the wood.

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Thereof, what size Lazy Susan Bearing do I need?

A Lazy Susan 16" in diameter will require about 2.3 board feet of lumber, 1.8 board feet for the top and 0.5 board feet for the base. The dimensions of the blanks are for the top, 16" x 16" x 1" and for the base, 8" x 8" x 1". The base is generally about half the diameter of the top to provide stability.

Additionally, can you install a lazy susan in an existing cabinet? When homeowners want to add a lazy susan to existing cabinets, it's awkward because the cabinet opening is small and you're either scrunched up on the floor for a base cabinet or standing on a ladder to reach inside a wall cabinet. Alternatively there are lazy susan trays that install on each shelf.

Also asked, how do you use a Lazy Susan?

12 Brilliant Ways To Use A Lazy Susan

  1. Spice Cabinet. I have a handful of spices and seasonings that I use frequently when I cook, and I keep those in the cupboard above my stove.
  2. Baking Supplies.
  3. Refrigerator.
  4. Craft Room.
  5. Gift Wrap.
  6. Dining Table.
  7. Decorating Cakes.
  8. Barbecues & Picnics.

How do you take apart a lazy Susan?

Removal

  1. Remove every item from the Lazy Susan's shelves and set them aside.
  2. Use the screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the top mount of the old Lazy Susan in place.
  3. Gently pull the top of the old Lazy Susan assembly towards yourself and lift the entire assembly out of the cabinet.

Related Question Answers

Lizette Alvares

Explainer

Where does Lazy Susan come from?

“Thomas Jefferson invented the lazy Susan in the 18th century, though they were referred to as dumbwaiters at that time. It is said that Jefferson invented the lazy Susan because his daughter complained she was always served last at the table and, as a result, never found herself full when leaving the table.

Deja Hugli

Explainer

What is a lazy susan bearing?

Lazy Susan bearings are used in low-speed applications to rotate a tray, cabinet, table, or display unit. One side of the bearing attaches to a base. The other side attaches to the rotating platform. If the base is fixed, Lazy Susan bearings allow the tray, cabinet, table, or display unit to rotate a full 360 degrees.

Katalina Nouvel

Pundit

Does Walmart sell Lazy Susans?

Turntable Lazy Susan - Walmart.com.

Bethania Heyde

Pundit

How do you make a Lazy Susan with a fidget spinner?

DIY Lazy Susan Directions
  1. Attach self-adhesive felt slider pads to the arms of a fidget spinner, on both the top and bottom.
  2. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the center disk of the fidget spinner, then stick it to the center of the bottom of your plate.
  3. Let it dry, then test its balance.

Eleonore Vitacro

Pundit

What is swivel bearing?

Bearing Swivel. The Bearing Swivel is designed to allow free rotation of the toolstring and minimize line torque during slickline or cable deployment. The thrust bearing design ensures that the swivel continues to rotate smoothly when subjected to high loads.

Guilermo Kushner

Reviewer

How do I measure for a lazy Susan?

When deciding what size lazy susan you need for your cabinet, you need to measure the inside depth of the cabinet from the back wall to just inside the door frame. Then, measure the inside width of the cabinet from left to right.

Costache Willken

Reviewer

How do you measure for a lazy Susan Pie cut?

Pie cut lazy Susans add a classic look and feel to your kitchen. Measuring: As a general rule, you want to have about 1" - 2" clearance all the way around the shelf. You will want to measure the inside dimension of your cabinet where the shelf will install to see if you have this clearance.

Arouna Paretas

Reviewer

What do you store on a lazy Susan?

In terms of what to store, a Lazy Susan is perfect for frequently used supplies like spices, sugars and coffee or tea sweeteners, or other general food stores. Its rotating design allows for easy access, eliminating the need to pore through various containers and create a mess to find a given item.

EguzkiƱe Gracio

Supporter

Do Lazy Susans save space?

Get a lazy susan:
Don't write that corner cupboard off as dead space. Rotating lazy susans are a great solution to awkward spaces as they make them easy to access. You can also buy them with multiple shelves so you can layer up your cabinets with cooking dishes, pots and pans that would otherwise be in the way.

Leoma Seco

Supporter

How much weight can a lazy susan hold?

The Lazy Susan that IKEA offers is plastic and doesn't hold much weight (26 lbs per shelf to be exact). We sprung for this metal Rev-a-Shelf one to help support the weight of our cast iron that we prefer to cook with. (This upgraded one can hold up to 84 lbs per shelf).

Lesia Villarnovo

Beginner

What are lazy Susan used for?

A lazy Susan is a turntable (rotating tray) placed on a table or countertop to aid in distributing food. Lazy Susans may be made from a variety of materials but are usually glass, wood, or plastic. They are circular and placed in the center of a table to share dishes easily among diners.