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Box lid support-left mount in statuary bronze finish with three load ratings.
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Product Name Price Qty
Left Side mount, 35-40 Inch lbs., Lid Support
Left Side mount, 35-40 Inch lbs., Lid Support Item #: 26187
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Left side mount, 45-55 Inch lbs., Lid Support
Left side mount, 45-55 Inch lbs., Lid Support Item #: 26195
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Left side mount, 95-125 Inch lbs., Lid Support
Left side mount, 95-125 Inch lbs., Lid Support Item #: 26203
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Box Lid Supports-Left Mount

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Box Lid Supports-Left Mount
Box Lid Supports-Left Mount

Lid supports prevent chest lids from accidentally slamming shut on fingers. They feature a solid brass slide with a statuary bronze finish. Available in left-side, right-side and center-mount configurations. Each configuration is available is three load ratings.

Calculating the Number and Rating of Lid Supports
Use the following formula to determine the optimal number and rating of lid supports:
Lid width (front to back) x lid weight in pounds / 2 = Inch-lbs. of support required.

Example: Using an 18" wide lid weighing 12 lbs: (18 x 12)/2 = 108. Therefore, either two 45-55 or one 95-125 Inch-lbs support would be an appropriate choice.

(1) Box Lid Supports-Left Mount
More Information
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • Allows lid to open to 85 degrees
  • Use on boxes with a 3/4" thick back.
  • Can be used singly, in pairs or in multiples of 3 or more
  • Durable statuary bronze finish
  • Includes 5/8" x #5 mounting screws
  • Sold individually
Technical Documents
Outlet No
Open Degree 85
Finish Bronze, Statuary Bronze
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4.6 / 5.0
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Does the job
Fit my cabinet needs with a few minor installation modifications. Holds the lid up well.
June 16, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Needed A Unique Hinge Setup
Because of the way I constructed my trunk, I needed a special hinge. These hinges worked out perfectly. The instructions said use 85 degree angle for the setup, however I used 80 degrees as the top wouldn't close all the way. Took a little experimenting but worked out great. I had to add a block to the lid of my trunk due to the way I made it.
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January 2, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
they work great
December 20, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Box lid support - easy install
Easy installation with caveats. Be sure to check the formula for determining which supports to use. I used a different rated support on each side to match the force of our large jewelry chest lid and that seems to work fine. PS- make sure you pre drill your holes and use the correct length screw for your wood depth.
April 8, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect counterbalance
This is the ultimate lid support
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January 11, 2018
1 year ago
Side mount lid support hinge
This support hinge was used on a toy chest lid so child could not drop it on fingers. Lid will stay in place where placed. Be sure to calculate the correct weight of lid. I don't want to use the term soft close because it gives the idea that the lid will close it's self once initiated and that is not the type hinge this is, but it will close softly. A must have for toy box. Thank you Rockler.
December 21, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
product is as advertised. Excellent quality and fit.
November 12, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Sturdy lid support and wide opening
I used these on grand daughter's Shoe box. Holds lid open almost 90* and is not hard to close. Exactly what I wanted. I would use again.
Shoe box or linen, blanket etc. chest.  Lid fully open with lid supports. Lid stays in place
Shoe box or linen, blanket etc. chest. Lid fully open with lid supports. Lid stays in place
August 9, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great , will use them in the future for my projects
April 28, 2017
over 2 years ago
Works Great
I installed this on an old bench seat in our house that would slam shut. This lid support is easy to install and works great. Highly recommended.
January 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I chose this item because it was the only one I could find that was rated strong enough to support my 17 lb. x 25 in. wide Cedar chest lid.
James R L on Aug 1, 2018
made USA
James S on Jul 3, 2018
I chose this item because it was the only one I could find that was rated strong enough to support my 17 lb. x 25 in. wide Cedar chest lid.
James R L on Aug 1, 2018
toy box
Sherry P on Jul 27, 2018
made USA
James S on Jul 3, 2018
Tore W on Jun 29, 2018
same reason as the right side mount.
Rudolph S on Jun 25, 2018
for redo of kids toy box -- for safety
STEPHEN C on May 21, 2018
hard maple box lid for kids backpacks, needs to close softly
james S on May 6, 2018
To replace the same unit from you that no longer safely supports the lid on my Grandson’s toy box.
Kurt K on Apr 17, 2018
Been using these on cedar chest lids for years. I won't build one without these lifts. Best lid support on the market.
Garrett J on Apr 14, 2018
replace a broken box lid support
Robert K on Mar 24, 2018
building a trunk
Roy P on Mar 5, 2018
I'm making a hope chest with a fairly heavy lid (16 lbs). I like these supports because (being spring loaded) they help lift the lid as well as hold it open.
Friction supports just make the lid that much harder to open.
Cordell W on Mar 1, 2018
Plan to put these on a trunk I recently constructed.
Melody P on Jan 6, 2018
lid support for toy box
Carl C on Dec 13, 2017
needed it for making a cedar chest
John T on Dec 12, 2017
Needed heavy duty support and the reviews were good.
Red Stick Woodworks on Dec 6, 2017
Reviews and FAQ were positive.
Ugo C on Nov 19, 2017
Weight limit
Brad A on Oct 12, 2017
Replacement for existing support. These appear to be an exact duplicate of the existing ones being replaced.
Alan F on Oct 2, 2017
Have used several and work well for my toy box lids
Danny K on Sep 27, 2017
Called for in plan.
Stuart W on Sep 13, 2017
Looks like what I need so I am going to try it.
Robert C on Aug 4, 2017
To protect my grand children
Jim W on Jul 25, 2017
Great help from Rick Hammerlund in tech support
Derek T on Jul 20, 2017
Used before and worked well
Roger G on Jun 18, 2017
LORENZO R on Jun 5, 2017
Gary K on May 2, 2017
We made a toy chest for my Grandkids and we could not find the hinge we wanted. We looked at many Hardware stores and nothing that we looked at would work, and the stores we went to are your major stores.
Daniel L H on Mar 28, 2017
To support a heavy lid of an antique cedar chest.
Carmen A on Mar 15, 2017
I used these before and they work great for holding up my Grandson's toy box lid
Emile V on Mar 9, 2017
quality construction at fair price
Mark G on Mar 6, 2017
To hold lid on hope chest.
Alan R. F on Feb 2, 2017
good support
Richard K on Jan 15, 2017
Blue print called for this support
Joe P on Jan 11, 2017
for a toy box
Albert H on Jan 2, 2017
Needed to support a 36"x 60" solid wood bench lid.
David R on Dec 21, 2016
pallet wood toy box lip support
Shawn L on Dec 17, 2016
High quality.
Jim on Dec 16, 2016
same as other support
anita w on Dec 1, 2016
Building a toy box and safety of a stable lid was important for my project. The support works great.
GaryAJUSA on Nov 28, 2016
These work great. Don't underestimate the strength needed to hold up lid.
steve b on Nov 23, 2016
Looking for something to add to the toy box lid to keep the lid from falling and smashing fingers. This product had good reviews so thought I would try it.
Jeff B on Nov 4, 2016
for a repair
Dan H on Nov 3, 2016
Needed pair for heavy cedar chest lid.
Charles R on Oct 30, 2016
user friendly, worked great for heavy lid
Myron M on Oct 29, 2016
First ones I ordered were to light. Would not hold lid up. May I return them.
Greg C on Oct 13, 2016
i did'nt need a hammer
Emily S on Sep 11, 2016
This product will prevent a lid slamming shut
James C on Sep 8, 2016
To support the lid on a antique chest.
Michael S on Aug 17, 2016
Toy Box
Mike H on Jul 21, 2016
toy box
Sherry P on Jul 27, 2018
Tore W on Jun 29, 2018
What are the mounting dimensions for this side mount hardware?
Glenn A. C on Oct 10, 2015
I installed a 35lb RH and a 95lb LH. the LH is trying to pull the hinge apart. How can I fix it?
Stan L on Apr 16, 2017
Please give approximate dimensions & will they give a full 90 degree lid opening?
Barry E on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The hinge itself is about 4.5" long. fully extended it is abut 6" long. It is about .75" wide and is about 1" from the inside of your cabinet, when mounted. It does not open 90 degrees, only about 80-85. The hinge must be ordered for left, right, or center. I have a padded .75" plywood lid that is 24" deep and 43" wide. it took a left and right support to hold it open. Hope this helps
The instructions say "For use with 3/4" back." I understand that the mounting screws need a board at least 3/4" but is there a reason that they can't be used on a 7/8" back?
Steven J Coulter, M on Aug 6, 2017
What is mounting dimensions when using no mortis hinges?
Chuck on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: did not use, found it very hard to mount. Probaly just me, used a different hinge from rockler.
can this be mounted on a box with other than a flat lid?
john l on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The support is attached to a flat metal piece about an inch by an inch and is fastened by 2 screws to the lid. Since it is hinged, if the lid is not too curved, it should work. Ed
Is there any marking on the lid support that indicates the weight rating?
Steve on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used the information on Rockler’s web site to determine which one I needed.
what are the mounting directions for hinges when toy box lid piano hinged across back of box ( lt. & rt. hinge ) ?
jerry w on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you have a computer and to to and look up Item #: 26187, it has instructions that can be downloaded under Technical Downloads.
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