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Brass Butler Tray Table Hinges

Item #
81258
Rating:
96% of 100

Solid Brass Table Hinge with a steel spring.

(1) Pair of Brass Butler Tray Table Hinges
More Information
Weight 0.2500
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions: 2-1/2" L x 1-1/2" W
  • Thickness: 1/8''
Open Degree 90
Finish Polished Brass
4.8 / 5.0
112 Reviews
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Excellent! They fitted perfectly.
The Mrs is very pleased.
Will keep you guys in mind next time I need something.
Thank you very much.
Regards,
Guy
June 20, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Hinges have a perfect fit.
Perfect fit, I replaced broken hinges.
June 14, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great
Fast service and just the right hinges
June 8, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Brass butler tray table hinges
Perfect fit for the drop-down drawer front on my desk!
May 21, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
They worked great!
These worked perfectly to replace a broken hinge on my roll top desk.
April 18, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Brass Butler Tray Table Hinges
Needed a new pair when the old hinges snapped at the joint. This was a perfect fit! Just had to drill 2 new holes to allow the hinges to properly fit. Easty!
April 12, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Sewing Center work surfaces
Customized sewing center with lift kit for machine storage. When the sewing machine is down out of sight, two sections of the top close over it. One opens to the back, and the smaller one (right side of Cabinet) opens to the front supported by a cabinet door. The rear one is supported by two arms on rotary hinges. Four tray hinges on the large, and two on the smaller. It's the right hinge for this application and a Rockler bearing guided mortising bit and home made template makes quick work of it.
Right side of top folds forward for a surge machine.
Large section opens to rear for material moving through machine.
February 25, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great
Exactly what I need it looks great works great awesome
November 10, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Works perfect to replace the hinges that broke.. Thanks a lot.
November 1, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Brass Butler hinges
These replacement hinges fit the same as the ones I broke. No additional routine or screw holed required.
October 23, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
cant find them anywhere else
VITO Z on Jun 27, 2020
This was a perfect match to replace broken desk hardware.
A K on May 16, 2020
cant find them anywhere else
VITO Z on Jun 27, 2020
CURRENT HINGE BROKE ON COMPUTER DESK. I JUST HOPE THIS IS THE CORRECT SIZE
CALVIN J on May 30, 2020
This was a perfect match to replace broken desk hardware.
A K on May 16, 2020
I have used them before -- they are of good quality.
GARY M on May 13, 2020
Needed to replace a broken hinge on my desk
Stephen B on May 4, 2020
replacement of an existing hinge on a desk. This hinge will look better and get it ready for sale!
Craig M on Mar 25, 2020
They are what I needed for a project.
Gerry H on Mar 6, 2020
Replaces existing unit.
Richard P. on Feb 9, 2020
the type of hinges that I need for a repair
Luanne W on Jan 28, 2020
I am buying these to replace the broken hinges on my Hamlyn desk keyboard drawer. These are made of brass, whereas the Hamlyn desk from Ashley Furniture is made of a metal alloy that cracked and broke. They are not in the same bronze finish as the desk hinge, so I might try to find a way to refinish them so they match the other hardware.
Sommer B on Jan 14, 2020
I looked locally and couldn't find them.. thank you.
Michael F on Jan 1, 2020
It fits the mortice.
Newton W on Dec 13, 2019
After 35yrs one hinge gave up. too many inconsiderate peoples' feet on the leaves.
Michael McCabe O on Dec 1, 2019
the ones I have broke. need to replace
christopher p on Nov 10, 2019
We need them
Larry P on Oct 11, 2019
We chose this item because it is what we need and what we could not find anywhere else. Replacement items of the correct size are not easy to find!
Iris H on Aug 20, 2019
to replace broken hinges, most informative site and reasonable shipping duration
Robert N on Jun 30, 2019
This is a replacement for broken hinges in a roll-top desk drawer. We have searched many lumber and cabinet businesses, unsuccessfully. I am very pleased to have found them!
Melanie F on Jun 21, 2019
These are a replacement for a broken hinge i currently have. This is the only place i found the correct size i need.
Karey B on Jun 17, 2019
Hinges need to repair roll up desk. Looks perfect on web page.
Barry R on May 26, 2019
Quality and function
Leonard F on May 22, 2019
replacement for broken hinge on a desk
Petrice E on May 5, 2019
Local provider. Looked like what I needed.
Tim P on May 3, 2019
To replace broken cast hinges manufactured in China.
Walter P on Apr 18, 2019
the last place we looked and glad to locate these hinges!
valonda Little V on Apr 15, 2019
Product appears to be of good quality, will know when received.
John A on Mar 16, 2019
Only replacement I could find online to fit
Dyanne C on Mar 14, 2019
replacement
Keith L on Mar 11, 2019
this matched a broken hinge on my roll top desk. Look everywhere and this was the only company that had the correct size. Expensive but couldn't find it anywhere and ductape was getting old.
Carol G on Mar 6, 2019
They look like they will match the 2 I need to replace
Genevieve M on Jan 28, 2019
I have been looking for these hinges in major hardware stores, but had no luck. One of the hinges on my computer desk door broke and I have been wanting to replace it for some time now.....now I can!
Diane R on Jan 24, 2019
Needed them
Dave B on Jan 23, 2019
To replace broken hinges
Joann R on Jan 21, 2019
Replacement for broken hinges on a desk. You were the only company to offor this hinge, in this finish made of this material. Thank you Rockler, you are always my go-to for such projects.
Kenneth L on Jan 19, 2019
To replace one that had broken.
Michele G on Dec 30, 2018
Repair for a customer
John D on Nov 28, 2018
one broke during a move, will replace all hinges at the same time.
Dexter G on Nov 15, 2018
One broke during a move.
Dexter G on Nov 15, 2018
Customer requested
Jeff M on Oct 3, 2018
to replace missing hinges on drawer front of computer desk
Lorraine D L on Sep 26, 2018
Need for computer door/keyboard slide-out door.
Dollie B on Aug 15, 2018
They were the best match to broken hinge in type, shape and dimensions
Lawrence K on Aug 4, 2018
need replacement for my computer desk keyboard holder that get broken
Miguel U on Jul 28, 2018
I need them to replace the hinges on the keyboard drawer on a desk that I have that were broken
Deborah B on Jul 26, 2018
Broken hinges on desk. Forgot to enter code for free shipping v20676
Michael S on Jul 16, 2018
Correct size for my desk
Michael F on Jul 16, 2018
I have searched many home improvement stores for these hinges, with no success. I've even contacted the manufacturer of the furniture piece I need them for, without success. I was elated to find them on your site, and hopefully they will complete my project.
Elizabeth M on Jun 27, 2018
one broke
Charlene M on Jun 18, 2018
Best hinge for Keyboard Shelf
Richard D on Jun 12, 2018
Because it fits on my desk and the current hinge is cracked.
Mary Jane P on May 29, 2018
CURRENT HINGE BROKE ON COMPUTER DESK. I JUST HOPE THIS IS THE CORRECT SIZE
CALVIN J on May 30, 2020
I have used them before -- they are of good quality.
GARY M on May 13, 2020
How strong is the spring? What leaf or door weight will it firmly close?
Bruce R on Nov 2, 2016
I need a butler's tray hinge set measuring 1.5 inches x 3 inches square ended.
Mark P on Feb 12, 2016
Do you have a Butler hinge that is 3" in length and 1.5 inch width?
John T on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The one I bought is 2 1/2" by 1 1/2". I do not have a 3" one.
do you have a similar hinge that snaps upward at 90 degrees?
A shopper on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This hinge snaps upward from a 180 degree flat open position to a vertical 90 degree position
What is the depth of this product? Can it fit into 3/4" material?
Tristan R on Mar 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bracket is approx. 1/8" thick and I have it set in a 3/4" board
Would these brass butler table tray hinges (#81258) hold two 37 lb panels, to be hinged to form a temporary dining room table top?
Ann S on Nov 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not know what the weight limits are. But if I was going to try I would use more than two of them. I assume you are making a top that will rest on a existing table. Also the two sections my not lay completely flat due to the way the hinge is manufactured. I hope this helps.
Is there a template available for installing these hinges?
Charles T on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: None that I am aware of
are screws included?
cheryl k on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. And, they are an exact fit for the original hinges.
Does this hinge come in antique brass?
Brenda H on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. I did not find the antique brass and had to settle for the bright brass.
will the butler tray hinges, take the place for the fully adjustable concealed fall flap hinges?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: not a perfect but close enough for my job, hard to get exact replacement I ordered them to see if they were close which they were.
How long are the screws?
V H on Dec 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The screws that came with the hinges are 5/8" long
can these hinges be used for leaves that fold up on center top then open to make flat surface?
larry o on Nov 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These hinges only operate from 0 to 90 degrees and do not fold onto themselves.
what is the spring for?
Mark J on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The steel spring must be located inside the hinge in the area that allows it to open and close. It is not a separate piece.
What weight lid will these support?
Cedarchest on Apr 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I do not know. I use them as replacements for solid mahogany tea table leaves, each leaf being a few pounds. They are substantial hinges.
I have the butler tray hinges, but need the side locking mechanism as seen in the second customer picture for a drop down drawer front for a computer keyboard. I'm not sure what to call them. does anyone know?
Camille W on Jan 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I can not find those exact ones on our web site. If you use the search box in the top right hand corner of the product page and search for "door latch" there are some options that might work for you.
I need these but in 2 7/8" x 1 1/2" and antique brass color. I this size and color available?
Mike A on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, that size is not available.
what is the measurement between the screw holes?
Frank W on Oct 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If you consider the screw holes to be the corners of an isosceles triangle with the base parallel with the hinge axis, the base is 27 mm, and the other sides are 20 mm.
DO YOU HAVE THESE IN ANTIQUE BRASS?
TONY G on Nov 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure why Rockler sent this to me, as I don't know whether they carry the item in antique brass. We've had good luck with the ones we have used, which are the regular brass, I think.
Do these hinges come in antique brass?
nevin t on Jun 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am sure they do, however we only carry them in the brass finish.
Will these hinges fold up from 90 degrees to 180 flat so that the leaf is folded down hiding the hinges when not in use?
FlyHog85 on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: no. the hinge lays flat just like picture, on top of leaf to hold leaf in extended position, the hinge folds up
I need 8 square ones,will get measurements,I only see the round one here,what else is available? Thanks
Don D on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: the round end hinges are the only ones we carry.
Will this hinge go from 180 degrees to 75?
Gerald T on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I can say that these hinges works really well for my use / Great product & great company .
will this hinge fold onto itself and drop to 90deg, a 270deg movement?
Phil D on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it will not. It only folds 90 degrees
how thick are the hinges?
Willie on Dec 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: about 3/16th of an inch. just the right thickness to provide the strength for the intended purpose.
Does anyone have a picture of the back of the hinge? I just wasted $38 on hinges from another site that have the wrong back and don't want to make that mistake again! Also, my broken hinge measures closer to 2 5/8"; is this considered 2 1/2" by industry standard???
Tony P on Dec 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These are high quality brass, true spring lock, butler tray hindges. 2.50" x 1.50".
Rockler item 81258 8
Can not send pic on this site, sorry.

John
Do you have the Butler hinge in a dark bronze instead of brass?
Pat W on Sep 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, we only have this hinge in polished brass.
Do you have a store in Michigan?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

29918 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Is there a hinge that is like this on one side (rounded), and short and flat, with only 2 screws on the other? That's the one I need and I can't find it anywhere. Approx 1 5/8 across, so this is close in that way. If not, do you know where I can find one? I've looked everywhere.
Mark R on Jul 1, 2016
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