Make your next spray paint project easier with this DIY painting turntable! It’s simple to make with scrap wood and inexpensive lazy susan hardware.
What is a Spray Paint Turntable?
This DIY paint turntable makes spraying paint easier. You’ll never miss coating an area of your project with paint because you can spin your project as you spray. You’ll be able to completely coat your project no matter if you’re using spray paint from a can or your HVLP paint sprayer. You can make your own spray paint turntable with scrap wood and inexpensive lazy susan hardware.
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My Original Paint Turntable
My aunt has been DIYing for years. So I wasn’t surprised when she made me a paint turntable using an old kitchen table lazy susan, plywood and a few drywall screws.
Her turntable worked great for years, but there was a problem. That recycled kitchen table lazy susan was designed to hold salt and pepper shakers not furniture projects.
After years of using my aunt’s turntable the ball bearings started popping out of the lazy susan like gumballs out of a gumball machine! The turntable was a little lopsided without the ball bearings.
Lazy Susan Hardware
You can buy paint turntables like this one, but I really liked the size of the one my aunt made for me. So I did a little research and learned you can buy lazy susan hardware online. There were lots of options, but I bought this inexpensive one that’s rated for 500 pounds.
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How to Make a DIY Spray Paint Turntable
3/8” Drill Bit
Circular Saw or Table Saw
Step 1. Cut the Plywood. Cut 1 piece of plywood to 21” x 27” for the top and 1 piece of plywood to 18-1/2” x 18-1/2” for the base. I skipped this step because I reused the wood from the turntable my aunt made for me.
Step 2. Attach the Hardware to the Base. Center the lazy susan hardware on the 18-1/2” x 18-1/2” base. (I reused a piece from my aunt’s turntable.) Attach the hardware with 1/2” wood screws.
Step 3. Attach the Hardware to the Top. I felt like the instructions that came with my lazy susan hardware were overly complicated so I attached the hardware a little differently.
First, I rotated the top of the lazy susan 45-degrees to the bottom of the lazy susan. Next I marked the hole locations with a pencil and drilled 3/8” holes in the base.
Then I placed the top on my workbench and centered the base on the top. I inserted 1/2” wood screws into the holes I just drilled and attached the lazy susan to the top. That’s it. The spray paint turntable is ready to use!
A DIY paint turntable makes spraying paint easier. We’ll never miss coating an area of our project with paint again because we can spin our project as we spray. We’ll be able to completely coat your project no matter if we’re using spray paint from a can or our HVLP paint sprayer. Make a spray paint turntable today!
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