How do i take a door off my lazy susan to refinish.?


I have a lazy Susan door that needs to be refinished and I do not know how to take the door off. The door is like a cut piece of pie. I am afraid if I remove the screw holding it on, the shelves will slide down. I have not been able to find any instructions for the removal of the door. Help!!!!

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  • Heje Heje on Sep 11, 2018

    The screws are fastened to the lazy Susan itself. There should be two on each of the inner sides of the edges of the Susan. Good luck and hope this helps.

  • Seth Seth on Sep 11, 2018

    Lazy Susans come in many configurations, but you should be able to remove the door without affecting the shelves. First, take a picture of how the set up looks before disassembling. If the shelves are screwed to the door, remove those screws. (They might be under the lip of the shelf if you can't immediately see them.) Removing those screws should not do anything to the height of the shelves as the shelves are held in place by screws on the center post, not the door. If the shelves are not screwed to the door, skip that step. Depending on which way the door swings open, there are 2 hinges where the door is attached to the cabinet. Most hinges have adjustment screws that, when loosened, allow you to slip the door part of the hinge away from the cabinet part of the hinge without removing the hinge completely. Again, note how it comes apart and which screws go where. You should be able to now remove the door without having to do anything to the shelves. Sometimes the hinge will snap into the closed position when you remove the door. You will need to pry it back into the open position in order to reinstall the door. If your hinges do not separate into two parts, you will need to either remove the screws holding the hinge to the door or holding the hinge to the cabinet, but not both. Also, you do not need to remove the hinges between the two doors and separate them unless that would be necessary to refinish them.

  • SHARE SHARE on Sep 11, 2018

    Thank you Seth. Mine are screwed to the shelf of the lazy susan so I think it will be ok to take those screws off and refinish the doors. Thanks again.