Lazy Susans and Serving Trays
According to Martha Stewart, everybody needs a Lazy Susan. I agree and we have been using one on our round breakfast table for many years. Everybody can reach the salt and pepper shakers, condiment bowls or the sauce pitcher.
There are lots of Lazy Susans available in stores. They are usually plain, incorporate plastic and have dismal bearings. Take a look at the designs below. The massive top consists of three wood species (Maple, Cherry and Walnut shown here), arranged in an interesting pattern with the end grain at the top surface.
The large ball bearing swivel mechanism is recessed into the base which adds only a minimal amount to the overall height. The top turns easily just with a slight finger touch. Be aware that turning this "carousel" is fascinating for little people such as my grandchildren. They have to find out how fast it has to spin before the "payload" flies off.