|Project by descolada||posted 03-16-2014 02:29 AM||1257 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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.