DIY Lazy Susan Drinks Tray

I know Lazy Susans are considered a bit 80s + naff, but they’re sooo handy - and they don’t have to be hideous 😅 I showed you a while back how I use them in my pantry, but for this project I wanted to make my own Lazy Susan from a beautiful sandstone tray I purchased from Target Australia for $29 🙌🏻

I’d been eyeing it off as a drinks tray for a little side bar refurb I’m working on (results on that in the next few weeks 🙏🏻).. but then I started to think about how much handier it would be if the bottles could rotate. So I searched for “Lazy Susan” online at Bunnings Warehouse Australia, thinking there might be a kit I could use to convert my platter. Unfortunately it wasn’t a full kit - just the bearing plate - but I had a hunt around Bunnings Warehouse Australia and found the other parts I needed to make it work.


Needed:

  • Tray - mine was the Sandstone Round Tray 30cm $29 Target Australia from Bunnings Warehouse Australia
  • Adoored 75mm 90kg Lazy Susan Bearing Plate $3.40
  • Boyle Craft Round Placemat 250mm $3.04
  • Boyle Teapot Stand $4.10
  • 4 x 6mm screws for the top plate - this was the smallest I could find (I bought a 30pk for $2.35)
  • 4 x 9mm screws for the bottom plate (I bought a 30pk for $2.60)
  • Liquid Nails Fast Grab 95g tube $9.98
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver - I used my super handy Stanley 6pc Precision Set, which is $12.90. I honestly use these mini screwdrivers ALLLL the time - they’re perfect for small/medium screws, like the ones for battery covers on toys.

Optional: I covered the base with felt, which I glued on using a hot glue gun. This isn’t strictly necessary, I just wanted to cover the access hole (you’ll see this in my story).

S T E P S  T O  F O L L O W

Click/swipe through the reel for the "how-to":