|Project by Wingstress||posted 01-09-2011 09:38 PM||3833 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
I can’t take credit for the walnut table, but I did do the lazy susan. Its a 96” diameter 10 seat round table. I was lucky enough to be able to design and build the lazy susan. I designed it around the 30” lazy susan bearing from Lee Valley. The frame is made from 24 pieces of 4/4 lace wood with a wenge inlay.
I started with two 12 sided figures and then glued them staggered to each other. This was partly to strengthen the joints, but really it was because I couldn’t find any 8/4 lace wood. In the end I’m glad I had to glue the two layers because I didn’t have to worry about glueing in splines.
After it was glued up, I took my bosch circle cutting drill and modified it to get such a big radius. In the end everything turned into a nice circle (with the exception of the inlay). The bearing sat in a groove and could not be seen.
I ordered a 48” diameter piece of glass that is held there by its own weight. I had the pleasure of eating at the table with my family and it worked quite well.
Its finished with 7 coats of high performance UV protectant poly.
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT