Video shows the option for base lazy susans where each ‘leg’ can be a different width, making designing the corner of your kitchen easier and ‘filler free’

Video Transcript

Spring of 2013 Conestoga redid their base lazy Susan options to keep current with market standards, and they now offer an asymmetrical lazy Susan. In the olden days they offered you a 33 or a 36 or the very infrequently used 30 inch Susan, which while I'm sitting on camera I'll tell you is a rare cabinet. Don't use it. The 30 inch Susan really is meant for a 36 inch space and is meant to be pulled out of a corner, so the 30 inch Susan is not a true 30 inch Susan in terms of how much wall space it takes in the corner. Different topic, different video but I do want to mention that we're talking about lazy Susans, it's the true ones were 33 and 36.
But now we have this asymmetrical option where you can dictate the size of each leg going all the way up to I believe 42 inches, so you can take this leg and make it real wide and this one can be real narrow. In this case we had 33 from the stove to the corner, and from the sink to the corner I had 35.5. We did a 35.5 leg and a 33 leg and what you get is two very differently sized doors, small panel, big panel, and inside we have the standard shelf. What you do need to know is if you're putting a Susan in here you can't use the 36 inch Susan. You have to use a 33, in which case the Susan is going to be way over here. So you'll have a rotary shelf with a piecut notch lining up with the notch in your shelf, but you're going to have 6 inches or 3 inches of dead space off to the right hand side.
Make sure you're choosing the right Susan or realizing that the Susans are not asymmetrical. They're meant to go in a symmetrical cabinet, but you can use them. Give us a call if you have any questions on that. The asymmetrical Susans are confusing to some people. When you're dictating the size, it's always left leg as you're facing the cabinet, right leg. If you order an asymmetrical Susan 33 by 36, that's going to be 33 left, 36 right always. They're also a little trickier to put together. You have to make sure you have your parts in the back oriented correctly because they don't slide apart real easy, so just be mindful while you're assembling those.

8 thoughts on “Asymmetrical Base Lazy Susan

  1. Awesome video. Thanks so much!!
    It exactly addresses the issue I am facing in my kitchen. I would love to see or read more about installing a lazy susan in this sort of asymmetrical space.
    Kind regards
    Don

  2. Can I ask why install this with the door opening onto the range? I’m working with the same situation of the range right next to the lazy Susan.

  3. Please post more information and details about the asymmetrical Lazy susan, including photographs of cabinets representing the more radical dimensions (say 42/33), if they are available. It would be helpful to include a rule of thumb formula for estimating the size of the opening. I’m hoping that, at the very least, they allow for more visibility than the blind corner, I currently have. I’m also curious as to whether or not there is much consumer interest in them, by people in the same fix that I’m in. I have a very tight corner. To the right of my sink, I have a 42″ R blind corner with a 3″ filler abutting a free standing electric range, and then nothing. The range wall is 61 1/2″ but could be extended 5-6 inches. If the asymmetrical lazy susan abuts a free standing range would a filler be recommended? Thanks

    1. Hey Edith – thanks for your comment, sorry it took us so long to respond. Unfortunately, we don’t have any pictures of our asymmetrical Base Pie Cut cabinets for our website. Regarding the openings, yes you’d definitely have better visibility than a blind corner cabinet. To figure the opening size(s), you’d take the length of each ‘leg’ and subtract 24″ (the depth of the adjacent cabinets) and 1.5″ (the width of the front-frame stile). So a 33″W x 42″D Base Pie Cut cabinet would have functional door openings of 10.5″W (33-24-1.5) on the left & 16.5″W (42-24-1.5) on the right. Once you have an active quote with us, your assigned Cabinet Coach would be happy to assist you with any further questions – thx!

      1. I had designed an asymmetrical corner cabinet with you fine folks over a year ago… it’s fantastic and I’m happy to send pictures if helpful.

        1. Hey Amanda, Thanks for your reply – that would be great! If you’re willing to share photos, we can link them to this video post. You can either send them directly to your sales rep or email to: sales@thecabinetjoint.com. Just reference they are for the Asymmetrical BLS video post. Thanks!

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