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Dizzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Marbles

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Want to build a Lazy Susan DIY with marbles to create the spin?

Revolving tier closeup

I’m so dizzy my head is spinning…

If I don’t have enough marbles…

My spinning will be tilting…

So, that’s not the words to Tommy Roe’s song…

but check out why my version is spinning in my head.

Dizzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Marbles

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How to cut the circles

I took a simple idea and DIYed it.  Please make sure to see the simple version below, if you’re not into cutting out circles.

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

Above is my fancy dancy circle maker.  A piece of scrap wood with and nail hole in one end.  Then I’ve added holes as needed for the pencil.  Today I used the 11 “mark” for an 11-inch circle.  The 11 hole is 5 1/2 inches from the nail hole.
 
Then I used my jigsaw to cut out the circle. The board is 3/4-inch plywood. I’m loving the look of the layer in plywood. Check out the farmhouse spools here. If I was cutting out several circles the same size I would have used this technique.
 
I had a couple of circles cut from another project that was not used. They were 8-inches. I needed one more for the height. I cut it from scrap just like the other two. These circles are not seen.
 

Painting the circles

 

DIzzy Lazy Susan Dry Brushing [DIY] | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

DIzzy Lazy Susan Dry [DIY] | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

The larger circle was sanded and dry brushed with a gray chalked base paint.

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Darker | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

After seeing the dark spindles, I dry brushed over again with a dark brown chalked base paint.

Super duper glue

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] glass bowls with spindles | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

Last year I went to the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market and found these spindles.  I bought all they had and used two for this project.  The one I cut the middle section with the miter saw.  The other I cut the top section off.

Then using e-6000, I glue them to two fun bowls I found at Wal-mart.  e-6000 will glue anything to anything.  Now the hard part…let them sit without touching for 24 hours.

I like to touch!!!

Notice one spindle still has the twine from the price tag.  I think I’ll leave it.

Double ended screws

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] double ended screws | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

Above are double ended screws.  The screws on the left are wood on one end and the other goes into a fitting.  A fitting is shown at the bottom of the photo.  On the right is wood to wood screws.  Those are the ones I used for this project.

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] vice grip | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

An old candle or screw beeswax will help insert the screw.    So will a pair of vise grips.   This screw went into the 3 8-inch circles and the top plywood circle.  Later I will screw the other end into the spindle.

The wait time

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Pin | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

Another dollop of e-6000 glues the two dishes and spindles into one unit.  After another 24 hours!

Now for those marbles

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Marbles | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

I bought 200 marbles from Amazon.  Plenty to fill my cake pan.

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Wood circles | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

Above are my 8-inch circles that will sit on top of all those marbles.

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Layers | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

This is the side of the “Lazy Susan.”

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Pin 3 | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

 

Next, I added another dollop of e-6000 to the other double-ended screw and added the top tiers.

DIzzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Pin 2 | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

 

The Marble lazy susan filled with my favorite tools to decorate with.  Things that end up in the bottom of a drawer or box are now displayed in a charming farmhouse style.

Revolving tier

 

This is one of my personal favorite projects.  Projects that look great and are functional are the bee’s knees! 🙂

Lazy-susan-three-tier-with-flowers | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

I had to share the three-tiered lazy susan with spring “dizzy” flowers.

To see the Facebook Live video with the simple version just click here.

Or read the post about the interchangeable Lazy Susan. 

10 Things to do with a Broken Spindle

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    Comments

    1. Shirley says

      I’ve actually made the spindles with the bowls before but never used the marbles. This one is really pretty and much more useful with the spinning bottom. My only question is do you really need to use so many marbles for this? I would think you could use a lot less and still get the same effect.
      Thanks!

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