Rotating circular shelf

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Project by ThomasPittman posted 05-31-2013 08:40 AM 2861 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project posting on here. My wife’s mother found this project in a woodworking magazine (Canadian Home Workshop). They’re both always trying to find projects for “me” to work on, so they came home with the magazine. The wife told me she had a present for me, gave me the magazine, and then wanted me to make the shelf.

The plans were fairly straight forward. Made of 5/8” mdf, it is just a bunch of small boxes put together with circular dividers and all on top of a 12” lazy susan ring. The plan called for a larger one, but 12” was the largest my local big box carried. Its now full of small pictures, books, photos and all sorts of memories.

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#1 posted 05-31-2013 11:18 AM

This turned out great, very nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 12:06 PM

Nice, although it seems more like a “gift” for her :)

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 12:34 PM

Very nice project

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 12:37 PM

Sounds to me like this would/should at least be worth a WW magazine “subscription” and NOT just a single issue! Nice job anyways. Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 01:09 PM

I think that it is nice and practical and I bet it was fun to build. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 02:18 PM

I like it… and the white paint… looks good and looks extremely functional. Well done. I was wondering about the weight build up that might get placed on the lazy susan ring. How much will the ring take and still turn.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 05-31-2013 02:27 PM

Very nice work.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#8 posted 05-31-2013 03:45 PM

Thanks everyone. Dustyal, the white paint was to match our electric fireplace and is special paint for shelving, so it wont scratch or chip easily. I remember reading something about the lazy susan holding 300 or so pounds. I’m not sure now. I just hoped for the best and put it together. Its been in our living room now for over a year and spins with the push of a finger.

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#9 posted 05-31-2013 04:44 PM

Very impressive – you are doing well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 06-01-2013 10:57 PM

More recent photo now that its more filled up.

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#11 posted 03-05-2016 11:20 AM

I really like this a lot; I’d better hope my wife doesn’t see it or my priorities will be re-arranged.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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