One of my gifts to Bryce this past Christmas was a lazy susan bourbon barrel lid (try saying that three times!). Bryce saw a similar wine barrel one at a friends house and commented that he liked it, so I thought it would be fun to have one from his favorite distillery from our Bourbon Trail excursion. After doing a search online, I found some that were very expensive (and lovely) but they didn't have the particular distillery I was looking for nor did I want to spend that much for one! I was thrilled when I found an affordable one that also allowed me to request a lid from Buffalo Trace! However, as soon as it arrived I realized that this was a case where you get what you pay for. The lazy susan mechanism was a total mess, and an obvious case of someone throwing something together in their basement. In addition, the boards had been glued together with the exact wrong sort of glue that should have been used (they used an expanding glue that then oozed all over the other boards!). In other words, this was a gift that kept on giving since Bryce had to basically remake it!
The lazy susan has sort of floated around since we haven't been sure where we wanted to keep it, but lately it's found a home in the middle of our kitchen island. It's nice to have everything clustered together and easy for arms to reach when sitting at the island.