Sunday, September 9, 2012

DIY Wine Barrel Lid Lazy Susan

I love wine barrel lid lazy susans, 
but they can be expensive. 
I made a faux-wine lid from bits and pieces 
of scraps for nothing.
 Here's how I did it. 
I found these scrap pieces of wood leftover 
from the garden arbor Larry built years ago.
 I laid them together and used an old 
20" table top as a template.
Larry cut the pieces.
We glued them together.
I ran a bead of glue into the cracks and
pressed in sawdust to fill in the gaps.
Then it was sanded.
I had one of these old lazy susans lying 
around so we took off the bottom. 
You can usually find these at thrift shops 
for a dollar.  
 We attached reinforcement strips of wood to 
the bottom. Then we attached the turntable.
I always date my projects on the bottom too.
I found a little leftover stain in the garage. 
 While the stain was drying, it was time to 
find a font. This one is Harrington in
100 pt size, outline, condensed.
 Gather the supplies: printed words, scissors,
tape, carbon paper and a black Sharpie pen.
 I decided to make this a two family vineyard, 
Jaeger~May. Joined in marriage in 1981.
 I used carbon paper to trace the outlined
letters onto the wood.
 It's the easiest way and it works great.
Fill in with the Sharpie.
There are so many possibilities for
a wine design.
I chose a very basic one.
 Here it is on the glass coffee table 
in the family room.
I may put on a coat of poly tomorrow or
give it a coat of mineral oil, as I do for my
butcher block kitchen island.
 But for now I wanted to take it out for a spin.
 And play with it. Isn't that the best part?
When I'm not using it I'll hang it on the wall.
Cheers to a no-cost easy project!


  1. I love this! I saw a lazy susan at Goodwill last week! I think I'll stop back in and see if it's still there!

  2. what a great little project, i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,

  3. Lovely ! It looks that can be easy ...
    You made a very good job !

  4. Aw, I love the little note on the bottom. We do that, too.

  5. This is too neat, you did a great job!

  6. oh my gosh, how adorable and personalized! love it!

  7. Rita, You have the neatest projects. Brad just brought me a pallet to play with....happy me!

  8. I'm sure nuff lovn' this...and seems easy..I think I'll try to copycat...It is such a fun personalized conversation piece and mighty useful too.

  9. Great the way you personalized it...!

  10. Awesome! I have bookmarked this to add to my list of things to try. I also love your fresh corn on the cob tip-trying that tomorrow.

  11. Love this! I would really like to try this...I am always on the lookout for lazy susans, but hardly ever find them at thriftstore. If I can master this, my problem would be solved.
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. A lovely project full of inspiration. I don't have a lazySusan, but maybe I can get inspired to try this. I am so sorry about the loss of your Princess. Our dogs bring us so much enjoyment, I can't imagine losing one.

  13. That is SO neat! I love it. You 2 are a good team. XO, Pinky

  14. I love this idea. How fun. I found one at GW and gave it to my son for his breakfast table. He loves it. Your is much nicer. Maybe I need to try and create something nice with his. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  15. It really looks like an old wine barrel lid. You always come up with the simplest, and prettiest project. I am so sorry to hear about your precious Princess. Our Bo is nearing the end and the realization of that is overwhelming! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  16. You make it look so easy! Great job, this is fabulous!

  17. Wow - just love this - looks like it's been around forever - ( could never never never pull this one off, lol )
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you can!

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  19. I love your lazy susan! great tute Rita.


  20. This is so AWESOME! I am glad for the tip on the lazy susan at the dollar stores and the carbon paper tutorial. I have needing a good lazy susan for my huge square may have just inspired me to make one!

  21. I just bought one of these at an antique shop! Yours turned out amazing! I'm your newest follower :)

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