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Large Lid Support

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Great for many uses, such as large boxes and display cases. Special mounting plates allow for smooth movement.

(1) Large Lid Support
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • Measures 9-5/8" overall
Discountable Yes
4.3 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Worked Prefect - easy to install
Nice product and fairly sturdy. Installation diagram was included on Rockler website for the product but none are provided in the product package. Diagram was very useful and made installation very easy, installed one on each side of large cedar chest in about 15 minutes
December 13, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked well. Had to move around a bit to get final fit because no instructions.
November 21, 2019
4 months ago
This lid support is well made and works well. Shoddy products are a waste even if they are free. Thanks again Rockler for a great product, great service, and a great price. You guys are a pleasure to do business with. Myrle
June 12, 2019
9 months ago
Lid Support Hinges
Just what I needed, Great that Rockler is a source for these unique items
April 11, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Looked for this particular item in all of the major hardware stores, home improvement centers, and even craft stores with zero luck. Was very pleased to find them online at Rockler and at a great price, too! I ordered two to replace the original supports on a hope chest that I made for my high school sweetheart back in 1965, and they fit perfectly! BTW, I married that girl, and we just celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary.
April 9, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Wanted a hinge that would support the heavy, metal trimmed lid of my grandmother’s steamer trunk. These fit the bill exactly. Only con was no directions but I figured placement by myself, with the help of my son.
Large and heavy trunk lid is supported with ease. No more worries of little hands being crushed
Large and heavy trunk lid is supported with ease. No more worries of little hands being crushed
October 28, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
The hinges are great but with a heavy lid use at Least three hinges. The weight will send them if you only use two.
September 9, 2018
1 year ago
The product arrived I. A timely fashion and the hi he's are perfect. They are just what the doc, errr, I mean, my hubby ordeted.
May 16, 2017
over 2 years ago
This product is of very good quality,
this support is what I had in mind.
March 13, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Solidly built
I ordered a pair to support the lid for my large and very heavy box chest. Because of the weight I used two just to make sure and they went in exceptionally easy. Couldn't be more happy with product or the price.
January 26, 2016
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I have a large chest that the lid is heavy and couldn't find in my town. Your store is very helpful. Thank you! Nancy Cutler
Nancy C on Feb 8, 2020
Right price and size.
Gary D on Nov 8, 2019
I have a large chest that the lid is heavy and couldn't find in my town. Your store is very helpful. Thank you! Nancy Cutler
Nancy C on Feb 8, 2020
Making a folding coat rack for our church to use during the winter months. This was exactly what I was looking for.
Joel R on Nov 18, 2019
Right price and size.
Gary D on Nov 8, 2019
Good price. Local business
David N on Oct 14, 2019
I used these before and the worked very well
Scott M on Oct 9, 2019
Wanted to built a wooden pet casket # 31846. It this a correct lid support for this plan?
Steven Dang T on Jul 31, 2019
I am restoring a cedar chest that has been in my family for years.
Valerie T on Jul 25, 2019
I made a large humidor with a heavy lid.
Danny L on Jun 16, 2019
I chose this lid support because it was recommended by Rockler staff. They have been especially helpful and this looks more substantial than a similar design I can get at a big box store (significantly less expensive in a bright yellow metal). I would prefer that it came in bronze (more antique looking/would match my trunk better) but it's on the inside and I need something I can depend on. I look forward to receiving this. Thank you.
Barbara L on May 29, 2019
Have used before
Mary V on Mar 20, 2019
Supporting a window seat lid
David L on Mar 4, 2019
Working on a old trunk.
Brianl on Feb 23, 2019
For restoration of antique trunk.
Kathryn L on Feb 14, 2019
Antique steamer trunk
Judy F on Oct 7, 2018
For ceder chess
Daniel E on Aug 14, 2018
want to make a shelf for my deck when I barbeque I have a place to set my things..
Ray H on Aug 6, 2018
same as above.
Richard A on Aug 6, 2018
Because it appears to be good for large heavy lids
Jim on Jul 2, 2018
Good design and function
David C on May 30, 2018
current project
Raymond C on May 9, 2018
What I was looking for
Randy A on May 4, 2018
I chose this item because of the quality and reasonable price
Jason L on Apr 24, 2018
making a casket
David W on Apr 13, 2018
needed for casket
DENNIS M on Apr 9, 2018
Nice heavy duty support for a cedar chest
James V on Apr 3, 2018
Stay for large storage trunk
Dan on Feb 13, 2018
steven a on Feb 5, 2018
made a casket
DENNIS M on Jan 6, 2018
Exactly what I was looking for and the price was excellent
Thomas F on Jan 6, 2018
david s on Dec 29, 2017
Recommended By Plans
David K on Dec 7, 2017
John H on Nov 30, 2017
Building a blanket chest for daughter. This was the best lid support that I found
John M on Nov 28, 2017
For a casket
Martha H on Nov 24, 2017
To hold casket lid open
Patricia J on Sep 11, 2017
redoing a makeup vanity for my daughter's birthday. needed hinges replaced
Michelle W on Aug 20, 2017
Most simple item to use for what I'm doing at this moment. Also most economic compared to other places.
Luis C H on Aug 11, 2017
MICHAEL L on Jul 19, 2017
I needed it to complete a project
Brian S on Jul 17, 2017
looks like it is well made
James K on Jun 28, 2017
For artist pochade box I build
James S on Jun 18, 2017
Great furniture box replacement hinge!!!!
BERNARD E. S on Jun 1, 2017
Because they work better than others I used one time.
Burton L on Apr 30, 2017
to prevent lid from dropping down unexpectedly
bob d on Apr 18, 2017
used in the past
Ronald S on Apr 18, 2017
because i used it before
Leon S on Feb 15, 2017
I needed a large lid support, Rockler has it!
Harry B on Jan 12, 2017
to complete a project
Mike C on Jul 14, 2016
Can not find in a hardware store
Andy R on Jul 5, 2016
Because the slow lowering lid ones are too expensive :-)
Sean P. M on May 4, 2016
Making a folding coat rack for our church to use during the winter months. This was exactly what I was looking for.
Joel R on Nov 18, 2019
Good price. Local business
David N on Oct 14, 2019
I have a 72 inch by 21 inch wide wood fish tank lid. I see these large lid supports but I need information on weight it holds?
John S on Nov 9, 2015
Does this lid support lock open?
Paul S on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My son used this lid support to hold open the legs of a child's wooden easel when my toddler grandson kept collapsing it. So it wasn't exactly used as a lid support, but it does the job of holding the easel legs open. To answer your question, it has locked in place for his use.
Where are the directions to install?
Margaret S on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I didn't receive any directions, but here's what I did and the lid support and lid work fine. I built a casket. It measures about 27"wide by 43" long and 12" deep. The lid is all oak and is heavy. I supported the lid at about 80 degrees - slightly less than 90 degrees. Placing the lid support in the open or extended position (when closed the hinge point remains at the back of the box), I marked a location for the center of the screw on each end of the support equidistant on the lid and on the box from the corner. I then installed the brackets that the lid support attaches to, centering them on the marks. Attach the brackets, attach the lid support, and it should work as advertised.
I have a box type lid that weighs 21 lbs. Will one of these supports work for it or will I need two?
AmericanPatriot on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend two for a lid that heavy. The supports open to a few degrees more than 180 so the balance is what will keep the lid in place. Just beware of the pinch point where the supports come together to "lock". The lid supports do not have any locking mechanism just where the two halves meet at the pinch point.
I see the tech sheet on the opened position layout but what are the measurements for the closed position? Does the center come forward or go backwards to collapse the brace?
TimBo266 on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I installed mine where both ends are equidistant from the apex and where it folds down and to the rear when closed.
Will the hinge hold up 3 pounds with one hinge?
Amelia S on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think one hinge would hold that much, but that's just a guess as I've never tried it. Two hinges would be better, especially if there are any children around.
My lid is flat can attrach this to top?
Brenda E on Sep 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. It has been awhile since I did my project.. You should be able to find supports in Rockler that will work. Sorry I could not help.
Hi there I am wondering with these hinges will the box stay open by itself?
Michael on Sep 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I installed this hinge on a large wooden box, about 4' x 18" and it holds the lid open.
Are they made in USA?
David S on Aug 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I can't help. I bought it awhile back and did not look at the package for this info. I bought it for my tool box so it was not a high value item.
is this hinge "handed" (right or left), or is it unhanded, and can work on either the right or left side?
Joseph P on Jan 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: since the legs screw into the holders from either side, it makes no difference at all.
What is the hole diameter? And what is the distance from hole to hole?
Bobby J on Jan 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can find the complete dimensions for his item at: .
What material is that hinge support made of?
Thomas O on Jun 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Steel. Very stiff .
Is this stainless steel by any chance?
Chris M on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it is mild steal.
I have built a desk that I want to put on hinges so that it can fold up against the wall when necessary - table top is 20x54 and weighs approximately 40 lbs- can you steer me towards the proper size and style of hinges that I need? - thanks
David L on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't use this hinge for 40lbs. Look at Sugatsuni for better qualified Hinges.
can i use this for a small window that has hinges on the top when you open it doesn't stay opened?
barbara s on Aug 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Maybe, it is very sturdy. The main question is the mounting. As shown in the picture, the mounting plate is secured into the side of the lid. Does the window frame have sufficient thickness to mount from the side?
Can this support be adapted to attach to a flat lid?
James A on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: not normally. Since the support attaches at a right angle to some wooden surface.
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