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Cedar Chest Hinge and Lid Support

Item #
28217
Rating:
72% of 100

This classic chest hinge integrates a lid support, making it the ideal choice for a lid hinge on cedar chests, blanket chests or hope chests. Lid stays engaged at approximately 95°. Hinge is sturdily constructed from brass plated steel. Mounts to side of case and underside of flat lid. Includes one left and one right hinge, plus matching screws.

(1) Left-hand chest hinge
(1) Right-hand chest hinge
(1) Package of 1/2" x #7 flat-head brass screws
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.5500
Tech Spec
  • Combines hinge with lid support – saves you the expense of lid stays
  • Top stays open at 95 degrees
  • Includes one left and one right hinge and screws
  • Compound action pushes lid up and rearward
  • Stamped from brass-plated steel
  • For use on flat-top lids only
  • Not a soft-down support, not approved for toy boxes
  • Measures 3-1/4"W x 2-3/4"H x 3/8" thick
Finish Brass
3.6 / 5.0
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Cedar chest hinge lid support
I have made at least 12 cedar chests. I have used these hinge lid supports on every one. Never had one fail they are awesome.
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Added Jan 4, 2020
January 4, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Eazy to install
Eazy to install
December 27, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A great hinge if you want ones that only hold lid open when fully open
I have made several cedar chests each time I used a different hinge. I will be staying with these. We're the easiest to install and holds the lid up. They do not hold lid at any spot only when it is fully open. Will close slowly at any other position. Great pair of hinges
My last cedar chest I made using these hinges
My last cedar chest I made using these hinges
December 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works very well
I needed to replace a hinge on an older cedar chest. The new one worked perfectly.
December 3, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Quality product
Hinges are sturdy and easy to install
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November 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I needed to replace a piano hinge ad brace on a cedar chest I am restoring. Exactly what I needed. However, the instructions were not as clear as they needed to be on the proper location for placing th3 screws on the lid., bu5 it works okay.
November 14, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
The very best for cedar chests!
August 16, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
chest hinges
quality was great, unfortunately I couldn't use them for my application as the scope of project had changed. I'll save them for future use.
March 29, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very good product i would definitely use them again!!!.
I built one in 1969 and I found the same hinges. There still working great.
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January 2, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Built Cedar chests for my daughters, these hinges are sturdy the best I’ve found for this kind of chest. I would definitely recommend these Hinges and will use again when I build another chest for our house..
December 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Looks great and makes attractive hinge for cedar hope chest
Daniel H on Jan 7, 2020
ceder chest
Robert S on Nov 23, 2019
Looks great and makes attractive hinge for cedar hope chest
Daniel H on Jan 7, 2020
I've used other hinge.support combinations before but this looks like it functions as both. Time will tell.
Dan on Dec 20, 2019
ceder chest
Robert S on Nov 23, 2019
building a window box seat chest and need lid to swing away from wall when opening
H O on Nov 12, 2019
need to replace hinge on old cedar chest; looks like the one that is on the chest
Brenda L on Nov 11, 2019
used before
ray p on Nov 1, 2019
had seen it before
Richard M on Oct 24, 2019
It appeared to be what I needed and the reviews were good.
Douglas E. F on Oct 24, 2019
Recommend by a friend..
Jane Ann P on Oct 1, 2019
cant find them locally
Steve S on Aug 16, 2019
compact
Tom p on Jun 26, 2019
Have been looking for hinges for my cedar chest that is very old. I think this will work.
Kim F on May 30, 2019
I am restoring my old cedar chest.
Sylvia M on Apr 15, 2019
I believe these are the best hinges to use in making a cedar chest.
Ken B on Mar 5, 2019
SCHOOL PROJECT
Brandee G on Mar 1, 2019
Looks like the right application to replace hinges on my older cedar chest.
John V on Feb 10, 2019
need it
Carl O on Feb 1, 2019
To aid in the making of the chest
Paul N on Jan 15, 2019
availability and free shipping
Roy R. on Jan 13, 2019
MY HUSBAND COULD NOT FIND THEM ANY WHERE ELSE.
CATHY S on Jan 7, 2019
I need a Hinge support for my cedar chest
Paul O on Jan 6, 2019
They will work the best and give chest a better closing fit
Dennis R on Dec 12, 2018
Original hinge broke same hinge hopefully this ones better
Brian M on Dec 10, 2018
Replacement for refinishing project
Paul H on Nov 28, 2018
redoing a antique mahogany chest
Raymond S on Oct 29, 2018
My grandfather built me a cedar chest 32 years ago and the hinges have failed - lid too heavy. My Uncle Kevin ... recommended this type of hinge to me. So here I am!
Karen B on Jul 22, 2018
making a hope chest
WILEY RANSOM J on Jun 9, 2018
Rebuilding family cedar chest
tom m on May 16, 2018
The original was not sturdy and could bend. This looks like what I need
Frank J B on Apr 8, 2018
NEED A NEW HINGE FOR A CEDAR CHEST. AND LOOKS NICE.
Jim P on Mar 6, 2018
easy to install,, best if chest is big enough so person can be inside chest and mark lid for screws while lid is in correct position. hinges will hold lid in full open position..
DALE h on Feb 10, 2018
I make cedar chests and have used these before and prefer them for my projects
Ward F on Feb 10, 2018
I am making a cedar hope chest. I hope these will work with my design for the top lid.
Anthony C on Jan 10, 2018
I am building a blanket chest.
Larry B on Dec 1, 2017
Taking a woodworking class and instructor suggested looking at Rockler.
Timothy H on Nov 18, 2017
am building a cedar chaest
Peter R on Nov 12, 2017
I am repairing an old chest
Abraham R on Nov 3, 2017
needed to finish hope chest for a friends daughter. wasn't sure I could find the same hinges that were on a similar chest that was made 40 years ago. they are almost a perfect match. thanks
charles j on Sep 28, 2017
building grand daughters cedar hope chest
donald b on Aug 15, 2017
This is what I chose to use on the blanket chest I am making. I didn't want the chain hinge so I purchased this!
Donna M S on Aug 7, 2017
Need them for the 80 inch chest I'm building.
Wayne W on Jul 24, 2017
Looks like what I need
LEROY J on May 28, 2017
used them before worked great
Dennis C on Apr 10, 2017
I am making a cedar chest for my daughter and this hinges work great I have used them before.
Mark N on Apr 8, 2017
I needed it
Florence O on Mar 28, 2017
constructing a cedar chest for donation
Jack L on Mar 2, 2017
Just what I was looking for on a hope chest
Dennis M on Feb 26, 2017
Repairing a chest for my friend and they have the wrong hinge style in place. Want it fixed correctly.
Scott E on Feb 23, 2017
traditional
James B on Feb 11, 2017
This hinge serves the purpose of hingeing the top of the chest and also holds it open, no need for additional lid supports.
Garland W on Jan 23, 2017
I've used other hinge.support combinations before but this looks like it functions as both. Time will tell.
Dan on Dec 20, 2019
building a window box seat chest and need lid to swing away from wall when opening
H O on Nov 12, 2019
The technical manual shows the open position to be slightly forward. I thought 95 degrees of movement would have the lid leaning slightly past straight up so the lid would not be prone to slamming shut. So does the lid lean to the front or back when fully opened?
TimBo266 on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The hinge holds the lid firmly in the open position at 90 degrees. I have used this hinge on four cedar chest with no problems. It must be installed properly however.
What is the maximum thickness of the lid? Can I get away with these with a 1.25" thick lid and 3/4" back to a bench?
Jeff McCrum on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes you can. Thickness is not a factor. Be sure to position them so no gap is between the lid and back of the bench when closed.
what is the maximum amount of weight that these can support safely?
Robert on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The amount of weight should not exceed more than the screws in the lid can hold.
there should not be any problem with the side screws holding the weight of the lid
and a box shelf loaded.
how wide is this hinge from the side of the chest to the inside of the hinge?
Dennis M on Feb 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 1 1/8''. If I understand your question correctly.
I have a Roos cedar chest with no inside hinges. Do you have them?
Ketrena G on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes I have them. What do you need to know about this type of hinges?
Do you need to use hinges with these lid supports?
Bob L on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No Bob, the work as both the hinge and the support. I used a pair on a heavy solid oak hope chest lid and they work just fine.
Can you use this product on a lid that already has hinges in stalled?
Gillis on Nov 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Easy answer is yes. However, if I was looking for a hinge that would prevent closing fast and hard I would use a soft lid support in conjunction with your current hinges. Rockler has a good assortment where you should be able to find one that is suitable for the weight of your lid.
The lid of the chest extends 1/2" all around from the chest. Can not get the hinge to fit?
Martin R on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The answer is no. The back of the lid must be flush with the back. the lid can extend to either side and front. Bob
Can these hinges be used by themselves on a chest or are other hinges needed?
Aaron on Nov 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Aaron E. sorry about the late reply. No this is the only hinge you will need. they come in a pair . Left and right . very easy to install. Roscoe S. the manufacture does have problems with them on occasion but i really like them.
Is the cedar chest hinge also a friction hing?
Hugh R on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you mean by friction hinge that the hinge stays open at any position like the rockler torsion hinges meant for toy chests/blanket chests, the answer is no. This hinge has a stop somewhere past ninety degrees where it stays in the completely open position, but once it is on its way back down, there is nothing stopping it from closing. Hope this helps.
is the hinge sturdy enough to support someone sitting on top of the chest?
Richard S on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When the lid on my chest is closed, there is no pressure on the support at all. The lid rests on the sides of the chest on small rubber bumpers so it can support a person sitting on it just fine.
when I tried to fix the lid to the box when the lid closes there is a frontward movement of the top. Leaves an uncovered .5 inch gap on the back so the back wall of the box does not match up. When I try to move the lid and reposition then it hits the upper back wall. Why?
Steven M on Apr 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This hinge requires a 3/4" back wall. If the back wall of your box/chest is greater than 3/4" the hinge will hit and not work correctly.
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