Are lazy Susans a good idea?

Are lazy Susans a good idea?

A Lazy Susan is an excellent addition to any creative space (or any surface you happen to be using as a craft table). Put all of your project items on it and spin it to keep everything accessible while you work! It will keep you more organized and less cluttered.

Besides being useful, they are also fun! There are many different styles of lazy susans available, so you should be able to find one that suits your needs and your budget.

You can buy lazy susans in stores or online. In fact, there are even third-party vendors who sell pre-made decorative ones. These make great gifts for artists, craft lovers, and teachers too!

Lazy susans are a great way to keep your projects neat and tidy while still being able to access them easily. So next time you're thinking about what tools to get for your craft room, don't forget about the Lazy Susan!

Why is she a lazy Susan?

Susan the slacker A lazy Susan is a turntable (spinning tray) that is put on a table or countertop to help with food distribution. Lazy Susans can be built of a number of materials, but the most common are glass, wood, or plastic. They are often round and placed in the center of a circular table to allow people to easily share food.

Lazy Susans are commonly used by restaurants when they want to give guests choice without making everyone a winner. For example, if there is a limited selection of cheeses, the restaurant may put out a bowl of Roquefort and a bowl of Gorgonzola on separate lazy susans so that guests can choose what they want to eat. This way, no one will be disappointed because certain items aren't included in the menu choice.

Lazy Susans also help when you have many dishes to serve. For example, if you were serving soup as an appetizer and salad as your main course, a lazy Susan would let each guest pick their favorite dish instead of having them make two trips back and forth from the kitchen to get their food.

Some restaurants use lazy Susans to distribute bread. When customers come into the restaurant and see other guests with baskets full of bread, they know it must be good quality since it was reserved for them. This gives the chef confidence to prepare more creative dishes without being concerned about whether or not they will be served by someone who wants just another chicken pot pie.

What is the best way to organize a lazy Susan?

When arranging Lazy Susans, keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Round containers work well with the curve of the space.
  2. The use of containers keep everything from tipping over and getting lost in the back.
  3. Store stuff where you use it.
  4. Store frequently used stuff on the top shelves.

Are lazy Susans still popular?

The Lazy Susan is still a popular choice among clients today. Today's designs are far more useful and appealing, and they are available in plastic or laminated hardwood. The classic stainless steel Lazy Susan is still widely used because of its durability and ease of use.

Other materials such as glass, stone, and ceramic are also used instead of wood for lazy susans. These make great display pieces that don't get damaged from heavy loads on the top.

Lazy Susans are still used today in restaurants and bars to allow guests to select items from above the counter without having to stand up. This is especially helpful when you have lots of choices and need help deciding what to eat or drink.

They are also popular at buffet-style restaurants where you want people to be able to view all the food without having to walk around the counter. Using a Lazy Susan allows all the trays to be placed on one central point so everyone can easily access them.

Last but not least, Lazy Susans are still used in many homes as storage units. They provide a convenient place to store books, photos, and other small objects.

There are several companies that produce lazy susans today. Some are made out of metal while others are plastic or wood.

Can you replace a lazy Susan?

A Lazy Susan spins around an axis, removing the need to reach into the back of a cabinet to find an item. A lazy Susan will eventually deteriorate because to the weight of heavy things and years of use. With the right tools and hardware, replacing the Lazy Susan assembly in a cabinet is simple. The process involves removing four screws, then lifting off the casing that surrounds the shaft. Inside you'll see two bearings and some grease. These parts need to be cleaned up and fresh ones installed before putting the case back on the shaft.

If you want to learn how to do it yourself, here are the tools you'll need: Phillips head screwdriver Light-weight socket set (1/4 inch and 3/8 inch) Chisel Plastic or wood molding strips Sandpaper Screws Safety glasses

First, make sure all surfaces are clean and free of any lubricant. Use a soft brush on wood and plastic cases. Then, remove one bearing at a time by pressing it out with your hand or using a tool. If there is any dust inside the casing, blow it out with air from a compressor or vacuum cleaner. Now, install new bearings and replace the lid screw washers and nuts. That's it! Your lazy Susan is ready for more use.

Lazy Susans are commonly used in kitchens as part of a rotational food display. This allows guests to view all kinds of dishes without having to get up from their seats.

What can you put in place of a lazy Susan?


  • Adjustable Height Shelves: It’s a simple solution, but an effective alternative solution.
  • Corner Drawers: This is definitely one of your most expense options, but probably the most ergonomic solution for your corner.

How do you make a homemade lazy Susan?

Make Your Own Dollar Store Lazy $3 Susan

  1. Buy two 8-inch baking pans from the Dollar Store.
  2. Buy a pack of marbles at the Dollar Store.
  3. Put all of the marbles in between the two pans.
  4. Put your round items in your new $3 DIY Lazy Susan.
  5. Spin!

How do you make a lazy Susan easy?


  1. Mark a circle on your MDF with pencil.
  2. Cut the circle out with a jigsaw.
  3. Prime and paint what will be the top portion of the Lazy Susan.
  4. Flip the circle over so you’re working on the underside and find the centre.
  5. Place your Lazy Susan hardware over the centre mark and screw it into place.

About Article Author

Mary Brown

Mary Brown loves to create and share the things she makes. She has a degree in communication arts and works as an editor for a publishing company. She specializes in writing about art, photography, design - anything that interests people! She loves to read books about how people came up with the ideas they have today, and she always tries to look for new ways to do things that are already being done.

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