How and why we made our Revolving Board
With a Lazy Susan you can have everything at your fingertips!
A rotating tray or board is a useful way of serving food in a convenient and organised manner. It rotates 360 degrees, providing easy access to everything on the tray from any angle.
It originated in China where it was called a turntable and was used as a way to easily pass food dishes around the table.
The name "lazy Susan" is believed to have originated in the United States in the early 20th century. The exact origin of the name is unclear, but it is thought to be a reference to the way the tray spins with minimal effort, making it easier for diners to access the food. The lazy Susan has become a popular addition to dining tables and is widely used in households and restaurants around the world.
When you regularly feed 6 people with little patience, this revolving board becomes a peace keeper at supper time!
So we have finally made this revolving board, despite it's questionable historical name 'Lazy Susan'. We have been thinking about it for a while, but did not like the mechanisms available on the ones we have seen around, so finally we worked out our own way of making our boards revolve around on a bespoke stand. The main board rests on four medium duty ball bearings, running in a groove. It means you can actually lift the main board off the revolving stand when not in use. It makes it easier to clean and it also means you can use it as a regular chopping board when you are not entertaining...
You can see more details in the video below... No need to panic though. We can do all of this for you!
We have narrowed it down to 4 main sizes to choose from, which seem to work for most people. But do speak with us if you would like us to make anything bespoke for you...
So much of family life revolves around food and the kitchen table. With one of these Lazy Susan boards everything
Our standard size is 38 cm in diameter and 3.5 cm thick, but we can make them in any size up to 68 cm in diameter and 4.5 cm thick to look in proportion.
As a guide we recommend up to 30 letters for the 38 cm board, 45 letters for the 48 cm board, 60 letters for the 58 cm board and 75 letters for the 68 cm board