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6" Drop Leaf Support
6" Drop Leaf Support Item #29520
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8" Drop Leaf Support
8" Drop Leaf Support Item #29538
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12" Drop Leaf Support Item #29546
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Solidly built to eliminate sagging. Sturdy, rugged and precision crafted for years of trouble-free service. To determine correct support for your table: measure distance "A" (apron to hinge pin center), then determine "B" on the graph by matching "A" with the drop leaf support length.

(1) Pair of Drop Leaf Supports
(1) Package of screws
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Weight 1.0000
Hardware Type Supports
4.6 / 5.0
99 Reviews
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Perfect size. Very strong.
August 30, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Drop Leaf Support
This hardware works perfectly for my application, which was not for a table leaf, but a stowable extension of a countertop on a kitchen island. I bought the 8" unit for use on a 10" drop leaf. Installation was very straightforward, except for the "cam" for adjusting out any "droop" of the leaf. I don't understand how it works. Fortunately, the drop leaf is firmly horizontal without any adjustment.
April 22, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy and solid!
Easy to install and solid but make sure you get the right size for your leaf.
August 3, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Product
I replaced a pair on our table that were wore out with these. All the screw holes lined up and the replacement went quickly. The hardware fit perfectly and works great.
July 27, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent Support!!!
Used two of them on a drop leaf in our RV. Worked out excellent.
June 6, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
better then they look!
I was cautious about these; however, they are of good quality and can be used solely or in combination with the pull extensions for added support.
April 23, 2018
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good in All Respects
The product received was as described; installation instructions were clear and relatively easy; when fully installed, performed as advertised. I also received a prompt and accurate response when I called the seller with a question.
April 19, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked perfect for this table.
February 6, 2018
1 year ago
Used these to make our housekeeping dept. 2 custom ironing tables with drop edges for different size fitted sheets. They are actually much sturdier than I thought they would be and lined up the top perfect. Very good product!
January 28, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect Fit!
The brackets that came with the table originally had worn out and it needed a new set. The first replacement set (through a different company) were too big and the leaf did not function properly. Ordering through your company gave the information on how to properly measure and install the supports for a fully functioning table. Thank you!
January 25, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Exactly what I needed
Nancy H on Aug 20, 2018
Needed something stable
Raymond S on Aug 15, 2018
Exactly what I needed
Nancy H on Aug 20, 2018
To fix my table in my camper
William R on Aug 15, 2018
Needed something stable
Raymond S on Aug 15, 2018
Recommended by kitchen designer.
Patricia L on Aug 9, 2018
Need to repair a broken bracket.
CATHY S on Jul 24, 2018
My drop leaf is 18” wide
Thomas S on Jun 29, 2018
shelf to extend counter space is 12" chose 8" bracket for max support.
Sheryl H on May 14, 2018
We needed a replacement support and this is the first place we found it.
Jeremy T on Apr 30, 2018
broken hinge on drop leaf table
Sandra Z on Apr 16, 2018
I ordered two sizes for two different projects: the largest pair for a wall-mounted game table and mid-size set for a 48" x 12" folding shelf. They look sturdy enough for both.
IdahoBaird on Apr 15, 2018
Ideally suited for my application.
Merlyn A on Mar 2, 2018
drop leaf for a shop table and the recommendations were good. I like the adjustability
Todd A on Feb 24, 2018
Replacing a worn out 8inch single. 12inch double will be stronger.
Mark C on Feb 17, 2018
Recommended by RW product support agent for my application (small drop leaf for kitchen island).
Kent S on Feb 5, 2018
Old one broke
Lynne M on Jan 21, 2018
I needed a 6 inch support for a coffee table and couldn't find it at most retailers.
Joann S on Jan 4, 2018
need a new way to support my table leafs!!!
Jennifer I on Jan 2, 2018
Reputation of the company.
Wesley V on Dec 31, 2017
because your Co. is reliable
Nancy B on Dec 11, 2017
Need to repair an old rolling cabinet with leafs on either side of the main work surface.
William P on Dec 10, 2017
Perfect fit for my project!
Jeremy F on Dec 9, 2017
have a beautiful and used a lot butterfly table that one of the supports broke. Need the support to keep the leaf up. THank you
Billeann W on Dec 7, 2017
You normally sell quality products
Eric D on Nov 28, 2017
Good reviews looks sturdy.
Kathleen K on Nov 5, 2017
I am making a counter top and they wanted to be able to drop it down if need. It is a confined space. I am hoping that they work okay.
Ken W on Oct 25, 2017
appears to be better quality and functionality looks better than other hinges
Michael K on Oct 22, 2017
GEORGE Z on Oct 17, 2017
Rebuilding a "garage sale" drop leaf table.
Petey F on Oct 2, 2017
This Drop Leaf Table Support was chosen from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware because the instructions were viewable before placing the order. Additionally, the pictures and help I received gave a clear understanding of what I can order to satisfy my application.
KingFreDay on Sep 22, 2017
Spring broke on dining table, this is a replacement.
John S on Sep 21, 2017
Cause I needed them
Chuck J on Sep 10, 2017
We have an old dropleaf table that uses a piece of wood centered on the leaf to hold up the leaf. Doesn't work very good. After lots of research these appeared to provide the best option for good support.
Rick B on Aug 3, 2017
could not find them in Bismarck. Refinishing a drop leaf table.
Rodney C K on Aug 2, 2017
the right parts to repair Mom's 60 year old table
Kevin B on Jul 26, 2017
The only drop leaf hinge that I found that was adjustable. Also, good installation instructions
Terry D on Jul 23, 2017
For a drop leaf shelf.
James D on Jul 7, 2017
Making a tea cart
Dennis B on Jul 6, 2017
Had ordered before and it was perfect
Dagmar B on Jul 5, 2017
These supports work great for drop-leafs. I use them on custom tables with 12" leafs out of black walnut, 4/4-6/4 thickness that are 6-7' in length. They're stout, have little flex when open, and easy to install.
Terren G on Jun 2, 2017
I selected 6 inches because it is a small leaf
Mark G on May 29, 2017
To add drop leaf in RV
Daniel S on May 19, 2017
Ralph B on May 18, 2017
randy g on May 10, 2017
because of size of leaf I am making
Glenn W on Apr 14, 2017
sewing table
Melissa H on Feb 21, 2017
Provides an excellent support in drop leaves
Rigoberto B on Jan 9, 2017
Easy to install, strong support, folds up quick. I made folding shelves for my wife to display her pottery. Makes life easier for her, setting up displays is time consuming.
Kenneth S on Dec 29, 2016
This particular hardware appears to be strong and concealable under the drop-leaf. My cabinet maker, Sherman Henderson, recommended your company.
Terrance T on Dec 26, 2016
This support is what I need to put a drop-down shelf in my laundry room.
Alfred K on Dec 7, 2016
Needed to finish kitchen island.
Jane P on Nov 16, 2016
To fix my table in my camper
William R on Aug 15, 2018
Recommended by kitchen designer.
Patricia L on Aug 9, 2018
can I use an 8 inch support with a 15 iinch leaf?
dave I on Jul 26, 2015
how much weight will the 12" support, support?
Al M on Apr 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The diagram in this data sheet may help you: The length of your table leaf (measured from the hinge) is the most critical dimension. Unfortunately, we do not have specifications for the weight it will support - probably because it depends on a lot of other factors like where the force is being exerted and the strength of the material being screwed into, strength of the apron, etc.
How wide are the brackets when drop leaf is folded down? We are adding a drop leaf to side of base cabinet and need to know how much overhang to allow on counter top.
James R on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please see for this info.
I'm trying to install drop leaf support without an apron and the leaf sags slightly. I read the instructions for using the adjust-a-cap but not sure how this would remedy the problem or really how to slip it in there. The raised part is away from the leaf? Is there anything else I can use in addition to the support to level the leaf? Thanks.
Suzie M on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The cup works with a cam action to lengthen or shorten the length of the arm and thus adjust the flatness of the table with the leaf extended. I don't have my table available to look at but as I remember the flat center of the cup should be close to the leaf; then rotate the cup to flatten table top.before tightening the screw.
So I have an island cart that has a granite top. I would like to add a drop leaf that's wood to it. however I would like to know how I can connect the granite counter top to the wooden drop leaf. All advice is appreciated.
Tess on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Glue wood strip to the granite using epoxy. Attach drop leaf hinges to this wood strip and to leaf extension. Leaf extension should be thick enough to fill height difference and level with the granite overhang/ flush end. Attach the folding bracket to the leaf extension and to the wood island cart. This should work. You may have to play with the shape and size of wood strip glued to granite, and it may have to be attached to cart as well.
I have some wood benches with folding legs that came with a deck table I purchased over 20 years ago. Time has taken it's toll on the springs that keep the legs 'locked' in the open position. Thus I want to replace the brackets but can't determine the correct size to purchase. Although the configuration is slightly different I'm pretty sure this is what was used as the picture and dimensions are very similar. The dimension between the two pivot points at the end of the legs is ~7 5/8". Is this the 8" size? I took a picture with tape measures on the bench but can't figure out how to include it.
Thanks for any help,
Chester N on Jun 22, 2016
Do you have these supports for two 10 inch drop leaf?
Eleanor M on Aug 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure what you mean when you say "two 10 inch drop leaf". I actually used three of them to support one drop leaf to hold a sewing machine for my wife. They are sturdy and work well. I did however have to use a long rod to extend through all three releases so they could all be tripped at once, otherwise it would be difficult to get the leaf to drop properly.
Can I use just one leaf support on a 18" wide by 20" long drop leaf?
Jack K on May 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Jack, I have a 16x36x5/8 drop leaf on my deck attached to the railing that I use for serving food and drinks when eating outside. Depending on how much weight you intend on supporting, one support should be sufficient. In my case I opted for two to keep the leaf level as the leaf occasionally has considerable weight on it and I didn’t want to risk having the edges sag or twist. Perhaps over engineered a bit but it did exactly what I wanted and have had zero accidents. Hope this helps. JBL
What type of wood is item 29538? Also, how wide is it?
Mark S on Jul 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used leftover 3/4" red oak flooring material for my leaf. The leaf width is 9 1/4" by 40" long. Used 2 brackets. So far they have worked superbly to fit our needs.
The leaf on our tale is 9 inches, I assume we need an eight inch support?
Gary P on Sep 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry that i cannot answer your question.. When I installed the support as indicated in the instructions, the leaf would not close down to a vertical position. The table is in a work area so it is not critical for the leaf to be in a true vertical position, so I just left it that way.. Sorry, but I can't be of help
I have an 21 inch x 8 foot long leaf. How many of the 12 inch supports should I use? I assume you can use more than two per leaf.
Robert S on Jan 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Robert,
You can space the supports as you wish. There is an adjustment for each support as you will see when you get them. That will allow you to fine tune each one individually for a level support.
What color is item 29538?
Mark S on Jul 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s light gold.
I am making a drop leaf table 20"w with 2- 10" drop leafs. What size supports do I use, 8"?
Donna on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, you will need the 12" #29546
29546: Will these support a 32"w x 24" deep leaf? And, how much room do they need to allow leaf to go vertical? Must I lift the leaf above horizontal to release them?
Ken Z on Jun 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I purchased two of the 12 inch drop leaf supports and four brass hinges from Rockler to install on a cabinet that had a 26 inch wide by 17 1/2 inch drop leaf on each side. There is a 1 1/2 inch overhang on the sides of the cabinet top where I used mortise recesses to mount the two hinges. The single drop leaf support operates easily and will support the 20 pound loads for my project. If the drop leaf needed to support more weight, I would consider using two supports per drop leaf. The support needs a minimum of 1 1/2 inches to allow the drop leaf to hang vertically - a bit more clearence would have helped when adjusting. The supports are adjustable for leveling the table top surface. There is no need to lift the leaf above horizontal to release and fold down. Just pull down on the center tab. When lifting the leaf up, the spring latch on the support snaps into place. Very intuitive and easy to operate - even for someone who hasn't lifted or closed the drop leaf before!
I have 60" round table top that I want to convert into a drop leave table with 2 - 20" leaves and one 10" center. The instruction for these hinges indicate that the distance from the edge of the table to the end of the mounting bracket should be at least 1/2 the width of the leaf. In drawing out the dimensions I end up with a distance of 9" vice the necessary 10". The top is 3/4" thick. Would the fact that the hinge will not extend to at least 1/2 the width of the leaf be a problem?
Bob C on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ironically we were about an inch off as well when we used these hinges. We have not had a problem with them at all Good luck with your project.
Can I use this with a 31" leaf?
Lisa H on Jun 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I did use it for a 36 inch extension, however, I also added a mid support leg. I think that it would be fine without but for what it was being used for (quilting table) I wanted extra support.
What is the load capacity per bracket or pair?
George F on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These will support 50lbs per bracket
no instructions with these brackets .. is there a way I can get dimensions?
rick t on Oct 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No instructions came with my brackets. I did find some instructions that helped me finish my project. There are two mounting points and one pivot point. The pivot point is the centerline between the table top and the table drop leaf. The two mounting points are against the table apron and the drop leaf. The dimensions you need are the pivot point (B) and the table apron (A) mounting point. Once the you have the bracket mounted to point A the other end of the bracket will find it's own mounting point as you level the table leaf.

To read the following; there are three measurements to pivot point B each are 1/2" further from the table apron. The mounting point matches each of the pivot points

Example: 6 inch bracket Pivot Point B - 1 1/2" ; Mounting Point A - 2 1/8" down from table top

Pivot point B - 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2"

6 inch bracket
Point A - 2 1/8", 2 13/16", 1 5/16"
8 inch bracket
Point A - 2 1/4", 1 15/16", 1 7/16"
10 inch bracket
Point A - 3 9/16", 3 3/16", 2 13/16"
12 inch bracket
Point A - 3 11/16", 3 5/16", 2 15/16"

I had to make some fine adjustments but these measurements got me close. I know that's a lot but I hope it helps. gerald
my table has a 1" from apron to centerline of hinge pins what do you have that will work?
mike h on May 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I tried using it and its ok when pulled up but when u drop it down it restrics from going down all the way because of the wall its cconnected too. Do if there is a wall behind the drooleaf and u only have an overlap of 1" from the stationary table it won't drop flush. If ithis makes any sense. I ended up making my own fold out hinges out of wood. Thx
I made a nice 55 1/2" wooden cooler and want to add an extention to use as a bar top on the front. Would 2 hinges do or would 4 be overkill? I'm using a 1'x10" piece of wood.
Shirley G on May 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 4 would be overkill. I used two for a semi-circular 3" semi-circular 1 1/4" thick MDF table top.
When not using the leaf in it's "open" position I need the edge, of the drop leaf piece, to fit flush with the table top. Can this hardware be used in that manner?
Holly T on Dec 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If I understand your question, the answer is no.
What size bracket do I need for a 15 inch wide by 36 inches long drop leaf?
Donald P on Jul 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would 12”
What is the bracket width ?
Randy T on Dec 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The shelves were 12 inches wide and 1 1/4 thick by two feet and solid walnut. I knew people would be leaning on them plus holding a lot of food. So I installed two large leaf supports. No science involved.
If I want to make a 25 1/2" wide by 26" depth top. Would I need one or two brackets and what size?
Debra on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Get 2 just in case. I used 2 for more support
I want to use this for a display case. The case will hang on a wall I want to the drop leaf supports to hold the cover open 90 degrees. The cover is 40x30. I have about 2.5 in to the "apron". Would the drop leaf supports work?
Dave V on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hold not be a problem.
/I have a 20" by 40" leaf. what size should I use?. It is 2" for the hinge depth and I have a 3" perpendicular surface
Dave H on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if I can help you. My leaf is only 10 X24 and I used an eight inch bracket. This is working fine for me. If I remember right the bracket should extend for two thirds of the leaf and I believe the skirt depth of three inches should work for all the brackets. I could be wrong , at any rate the instructions come with the brackets and they worked for me.
my drop leafs measure 22 in. long x 42 in.wide, table has a 3 in. apron and 2 in. from apron to hinge pin. Will the 12 in. brackets work? the table is made of cherry wood.
Frank B on Jan 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think you will be OK with using (2) 12 inch brackets.
How much weight will this support? I'm building a pine table that will have two leaves measuring 21" x 38" and 2 " thickness.
kylemiller33 on Jan 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: .For the length and width of your leaf, I suggest a third support. Of course this deeds on aether you are recycling old lumber or new. Also, you might consider a 2" on the outside edges to reduce overall weight.
I am looking to add a small table section to the end of my sink in my travel trailer for extra space. It will be about 12 to 15 inches off the end of the sink and about 16 inches wide. What do I need to look at using?
Shane on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used these drop leaf supports for a similar application. My leaf is only 12" wide. The supports were easy to install & they're working fine. I'd recommend them.
I assume a hinge is also needed. Which style of hinge is best to use with this support? The table I want to add a drop leaf to has a straight edge no apron. Thanks
Nancy H on Aug 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I recommend Rockler's table hinge #29249
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