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Adjustable Lid Support

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This is the lid support for a variety of applications! It is convertible since it can be installed on either horizontal or vertical, for lids or drop fronts. It is reversible to be mounted left or right, and change tension direction from lift-up to drop-down as needed.

It's adjustable: Lids or drop fronts up to 20lbs can have their tension easily adjusted using a number 4 Allen wrench. The angle opening can be set at 75 degrees or 90 degrees depending on how brackets are mounted. It's even demountable: Brackets can be mounted without the support arm attached, and the support arm can be removed! Lid or drop-front requires separate hinges.

Please see the technical downloads section for further details on lid restrictions.

(1) Adjustable Lid Support
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Brand Rockler
Weight 0.4000
Discountable Yes
4.4 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Great for toybox lids
Reworking an old toy box for the new grandbaby and wanted to make sure the lid didn't fall on his hands. These supports were just the thing. Needed two of them for the heavier lid but the excellent quality and adjustability enable a range of lid sizes and weights to be supported without the fancy math needed for hydraulic hinges. I will definitely use these again on my next project.
January 2, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
The adjustable lid support was just what I needed. It was easy to install diections were very good. Great product.
December 17, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked perfectly!
Worked exactly as I hoped! Used one on my wife’s jewelry cabinet lid!
Jewelry cabinet lid
Jewelry cabinet lid
July 12, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I Support This Device.
Works as described but the directions can be a bit tricky. I suggest you read and look at the directions very carefully BEFORE you begin the installation. Then read them again.
June 25, 2018
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Adjustable Lid Support
Works great, instructions were spot on.
April 26, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Wood buy again
Works absolutely perfectly, and is also very stylish. Adds both great support and great looks.
December 31, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
This thing exceeded my expectations and worked beautifully!
August 8, 2016
over 3 years ago
Airstream Travel Trailer Mirror Cabinet Door Fix
Our Airstream cabinet opens upward and without anything to hold it open we were using our head to keep it open while we put items in or out of the cabinet. Now with this quality lid support we can have both hands free and use our head for other things! And it's finish complemented the aluminum interior of the Airstream.
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July 16, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Lid Support
Use these lid supports to replace the ones that had given out on my coffee table that doubles as a storage chest. Easy to install. These lid supports are much stronger, smoother and look nice. I'm very happy with my purchase.
June 12, 2016
over 3 years ago
Dollhouse roof attic storage
I used two of these on the roof of a large doll house for attic storage to hold roof steady at horizontal position and prevent pinching of little fingers when closing. Used on 5/8ths plywood roof half approximately 60 inches long by approximately 14 inches wide. The hinged supports worked just as advertised.
February 10, 2016
over 4 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Very few products can do what this does!
RICK T on Jul 28, 2019
I need a support for a 3/4" plywood lid 15 x 20" and want to be able to adjust so holds up and allows to close fully.
James W on Jun 6, 2019
Very few products can do what this does!
RICK T on Jul 28, 2019
Mounting instructions appear to be easy to follow
Bill B on Jun 30, 2019
I need a support for a 3/4" plywood lid 15 x 20" and want to be able to adjust so holds up and allows to close fully.
James W on Jun 6, 2019
Great item and it's adjustable.
Waldo C on May 8, 2019
Your tech team helped me calculate the proper lid support which was a huge safety concern for me. I had formerly ordered the wrong support with Rockler and the two ladies in your customer help department were wonderful.
Victoria T on Mar 28, 2019
adjustability and color
richard m on Feb 1, 2019
Have used this lid support before and choose to use it again
Don P on Nov 29, 2018
Looking form one that will work in a shallow space.
J on Jul 4, 2018
Customer Demand
RICK T on Jun 23, 2018
This item has the ability to hold a lifted door up and hold it at any angle, yet also allows the door to be closed easily without damaged fingers.
RICK T on May 9, 2018
for boat navigation table
WILLIAM G on Apr 9, 2018
Easily adjusted and I thought it would last over the years better than some of the other products.
Darrel H on Jan 1, 2018
Needed one more for a project
Dave L on Aug 22, 2017
it matched what we needed
Richard O on Jun 16, 2017
using with tilt out hamper
James S on Dec 11, 2016
Matched a customer's broken one
dustylungs on Nov 25, 2016
I ordered one for my travel trailer to hold up an upward opening cabinet door. It worked so well I ordered 6 more for all the other cabinets. It's a bit pricey but is very good quality.
Cordell W on Sep 15, 2016
I had a project that stated it needed these.
Bruce W on Aug 27, 2016
I have a heavy lid to support
Gary C on Jun 5, 2016
Looks like the support necessary for the lid
Jeffrey R on May 23, 2016
They fit the listed requirements. I do recommend checking the spec sheet before purchasing.
Oliver R on Apr 29, 2016
great product and I need one to match the other side of my daughter's tack box. Found the first one in a specialty hardware store, then searched online to find a second one.
wes sand on Apr 25, 2016
Great reviews and easy to follow instructions.
Samuel B on Apr 16, 2016
Only item I could find that work with heavy flip up cabinet doors. They work very well. I thought they were on rather high priced.
Loren G on Dec 22, 2015
I used this to replace a slide type lift that often let the lid on my cabinet slam down. This one is much better.
John W on Nov 3, 2015
toy box lid support for safety
steven w on Sep 25, 2015
To provide a device to maintain door in partially closed position.
Gerald S on Sep 6, 2015
Wall cabinets with vertical opening doors for office use
John M on Jun 24, 2015
Mounting instructions appear to be easy to follow
Bill B on Jun 30, 2019
Great item and it's adjustable.
Waldo C on May 8, 2019
I have a box with a depth of 4 1/4 inches. The lid is hinged in the back and raises to expose a small mirror on the underside. Will this support fit in a 4 1/4
inch depth and allow lid to close fully and also raise to 90 degrees?
Gary M on Jan 23, 2018
I have a 20lb box type lid that is 40x19x3. The back wall of the chest I'm building is 2" thick (comprised of a 1.375" board with a .625" inner liner for a total of 2"). It seems most of the lid stays and soft-close supports want the back wall to be 3/4-7/8" thick. Will 2 of these (left and right) work with the back board being that thick and if so does anyone know what the open angle of the lid would be, approximately?
AmericanPatriot on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I also had a large lid and used two of these supports. The lid can open 90 degrees if you install them correctly. I have a CAD system and had to draw them in to scale and then play games to find the correct location for the mounting holes --- sorry. I found that they would hold the lid open well, but the lid was so heavy that once it started closing you would have to use your hand to keep it from slamming. I think your lid is heavier. I like the design and quality, but a larger set would be great.
What is the minimum door height to use these?
Donna A on Apr 15, 2017

The arm length and maybe an additional three quarters of an inch for the bracket. I have build kitchen overhead door that was only, as my recolition has it, about eight inches.

Would this support a lid in multiple positions,
for example, 1/2 way open, 1/4 way open or fully open?
DavidJ on Jun 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used them before, you have to make sure the lid is not so heavy it over takes the closure. This type needs a light weight lid.
Can this close past 90 degrees? The sides of my cabinet angle back 13 degrees past the hinge position so when the lid is closed it it too sits at an angle. The total travel of the lid from the open position to close is 103 degrees.
Mike D on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am going by memory, (no instructions), but I believe it is designed to open 95 Deg. For a lid to close flush, your open angle will be reduced to 95 Deg. I am guessing at your question in the second sentence, it needs correcting.
what is the length fully extended?
gus D on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does not open 90 deg. You have to measure centerline of pivot to centerline of bushing. The job is delivered and I no longer have info. sorry.
what is length pivot pin to pivot pin fully extended ?
Iris June R on Apr 21, 2018
where can I get the matching hinge for the lid as shown in the illustration of the support hinge?
Randall G on Dec 5, 2017
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