How to Install Lazy Susan Hardware

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Lazy Susans are great for corner cabinets, spice cabinets, pantries, or even for desk accessories. Lazy Susan hardware installation is a whole different ball game… The instructions on the package are usually not very helpful. The first time I tried to install Lazy Susan hardware, I think I read the instructions ten times and still didn’t get it. I’m going to do my best to take the mystery and frustration out of it, and show you step by step how to install Lazy Susan hardware!

In this example, I am making a desk organizer so I cut two circles out of MDF, one larger than the other. The Lazy Susan hardware is comprised of two metal frames with ball bearings in between that allow the frames to move independent of each other. One frame has one hole in each corner and the other frame has two holes in each corner. I’m not sure why one has two holes in each corner because the larger holes are not even used.

Place the hardware on the circle that will be the top. Center the hardware with the frame that has two holes in each corner facing down on the material, and mark the position of the smaller holes. Set the hardware off to the side, then drill countersunk holes in each of the marks on the circle.

Position the hardware on the piece being used as a base. This may be a cabinet shelf or in my case, an MDF circle smaller than the top. Center the hardware with the frame that has one hole in each corner, and drive the screws through the holes into the base piece.

Place a screw through one of the countersunk holes in the top piece with the Lazy Susan hardware on the bottom – the frame with two holes in each corner will face to the underside of the top.

Drive the screw through the top into one of the smaller holes in the frame. Insert a second screw into another of the countersunk holes in the top and line up the frame to drive the screw. This may be a tad tricky but once a second screw is in place, the remaining screws will be lined up.

That’s it! Have any questions about how to install Lazy Susan hardware? Leave a comment below!

Suggested materials:
  • Lazy Susan hardware
  • #6 screws
  • 2 – Circles cut out of MDF, plywood, or solid wood
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Cher @ Designs By Studio C
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