Build a Furniture Lazy Susan for HomeRight Spray Shelters
Posted By
Larissa Haynes
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • 1 - 4' x 8' ¾" plywood - either in cabinet grade or standard, you choose
  • Lazy Susan hardware
  • Self-tapping metal screws
  • Circular saw
  • Jig saw
  • Drill / drill bits
  • Orbital sander
  • Tape measure
  • 40" length of twine
  • Metal washer
  • Pencil

Project Steps


There is no doubt that the HomeRight Spray Shelters have made my life easier. They're compact for storage, portable, and easy to use. I wanted to add a spin to my new Medium Spray Shelter to make it even more valuable to me. Follow along as I show you how to build a simple furniture Lazy Susan to make spraying your projects a breeze.

Step 1

Cut the Materials

Don't you just love a new tool that makes your life easier? That's how I feel about the HomeRight products. So you can imagine how excited I was that they developed a Medium Spray Shelter that gave me the versatility of the Small Shelter, but maxed out space similar to the Large Spray Shelter.

One of the bonuses to my Small Spray Shelter is using the HomeRight small Turn Table to use to access all sides of my project at the same time. That's when the idea hit me to build a larger version for the Medium and Large Spray Shelters too. My subject was for a makeover is my vintage piano bench that needed to match my antique upright grand piano.

Let's begin by cutting a 36" square out of the 3/4" plywood. First, measure and mark, then use your circular or jig saw to cut. Make your cuts on the back side of the board for a nice clean top finish.

Step 2

Mark the Center

Next, find center of your 36" square by measuring in 18" in from each side. Make a mark to designate center.                

Step 3

Drill Twine to Center

Tie your 40" length of twine onto your metal washer. Drill in a 1" screw ½" deep through your washer with twine into your center mark.

Step 4

Tie Pencil to Twine

Tie the pencil onto the opposite end of your twine making sure the distance between the pencil and the screw is 18". You could also make a strip of wood to serve the same purpose as the twine, but since this is a rustic build, I chose to keep it simple.

Step 5

Draw Circle and Sand

Keeping your twine taught, make a circle with the diameter of 36".  You can double-check your dimensions by measuring the diameter of your circle. Once you've got the circle as you like it, cut out the cirlce with your jig saw. Use your sander to sand rough edges and surface until smooth.

Step 6

Cut Base and Assemble

Next up, time to cut your base and assemble. I made my base a 20" x 20" square using the same steps to finish it as outlined above.

You can use any Lazy Susan hardware you want, but I found this one for less than $5 at my local home improvement store. It bears a load up to 400 lbs, so that will suffice nicely. Follow the instructions on the back to assemble.

Step 7

Bottom of Lazy Susan

Here is the DIY Furniture Lazy Susan from the back so you can see how it is assembled. Simple, yet super functional.

Step 8

Paint with the Lazy Susan

Now I'm ready for some painting fun with my Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer and my Medium Spray Shelter. The Lazy Susan fits perfectly and will make this project go smooth.

Step 9

Spray and Reupholster Furniture

For my sprayer, I used the blue tip for a fine finish, and covered my Lazy Susan with some newspaper to keep clean-up simple. I start with a first coat, let it cure for two hours and then add a second coat. During the down time I recovered my piano bench top with new upholstery and sewed a slipover.

Step 10


After the paint has cured, I reassemble my piano bench and my family and I can enjoy it for many more years to come. Making your house your home doesn't have to break the bank. This project cost was less than $30 and will provide me many benefits as I continue to use it in the future. I do hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and will come pay me a visit at my blog, Prodigal Pieces. Until next time!

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