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Metal Drop Leaf Support

Adds strength and stability to your table.
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Adds strength and stability to your table. These low profile supports will let you load up the table without fear. Use two supports per leaf, for smaller leaves, one support per leaf is acceptable.

(1) Pair of Metal Drop Leaf Supports
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Weight 1.2500
Tech Spec
  • Length: 14 3/4"
  • Material: Solid metal
  • Weight Limit: 50 lbs per pole (100 lbs total)
  • Travels out beyond table edge 7-3/4"
Hardware Type Supports
4.7 / 5.0
108 Reviews
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Recommend this product; perfect for table side extensions. Heavy duty suppprt.
November 14, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This product was the perfect answer for us! At the front of the desk that holds our desktop computer---4" lower---there a pull-out shelf that gives another level of writing space and space for the keyboard. A "flap" at the front can fold up to snap in place when the shelf is not in use and the result is that it looks like a drawer. Over time the flap came loose and the secondary shelf
became wobbly. This product arrived in a timely way, shipping materials kept it safe, and we love the little finger grabs. Plus the price was very reasonable for such a big fix! thank you Rockler! Mrs. Bockman (I'm 83 and i'm the one who figured this out. Our carpenter was stymied about how to fix this! and he was impressed at my solution! and your product!)
October 31, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It was perfect.... thank you so much
September 26, 2019
4 months ago
Made with quality
September 23, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect fit
Works perfect for what I need it to use it for. Very easy to install and functions just how you need it to.
Drop leaf table
Drop leaf table
September 15, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
They are perfect
September 9, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product
Great solution to an aggravating problem, perfect!
August 4, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works perfectly and easily installed.
June 10, 2019
8 months ago
very good. Work exactly as we need them to.
May 4, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
just what I needed
Small project - just what I needed - sent quickly. thanks
May 2, 2019
9 months ago
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Need to fix broken supports
FLORENCE C on Jan 9, 2020
strength and easy of use.
David B on Dec 6, 2019
Need to fix broken supports
FLORENCE C on Jan 9, 2020
I’m installing a door with the top hinged to clear the above stairwell. I’m going to use them to hold the door straight when we want the door closed. If I put them on the top half, gravity should keep them extended. I can push them up to drop the top piece down.
Ryan K on Dec 10, 2019
strength and easy of use.
David B on Dec 6, 2019
Need them for my drop leaftable
Linda M on Nov 30, 2019
these look perfect for my table . they look easy to install . they also look easy to operate.
Traci M on Nov 13, 2019
Old wood at hinges is no longer strong enough to support drop leaf in the upright position. Extra support will create a functional table in the open position.
Donna M on Nov 13, 2019
Building a drop leaf table
Eric M on Nov 10, 2019
Need it
Matt S on Nov 4, 2019
looks like its not a finger pincher
James P on Oct 30, 2019
HARRY K on Oct 15, 2019
I choose this because it seemed like simple hardware to attempt my first hanging leaf table for a co-worker.
Christian R on Oct 13, 2019
To replace old drop leaf supports.
Mary M on Oct 12, 2019
replace broken ones on current drop leaf table
Joyce C on Oct 1, 2019
simple strong
Gene W on Aug 28, 2019
The right piece for the job. You had pictures of what I needed to do. Thanks
Daniel S on Aug 15, 2019
I’m building a farm style space saving dinning table and these brackets should work perfect.
Tom P on Aug 14, 2019
Perfect for the table being built.
Stacy D on Aug 6, 2019
I bought a mid-century drop leaf table at a thrift store.... beautiful table, but no supports for the table extensions... and no telltale signs of original hardware or signs of wear. This is a best guess for a solution.
Cathleen M on Aug 4, 2019
It just looked like the perfect solution to a droopy drop leaf on my antique table which we use on a regular basis. Hope it works .! if so thanks a bunch.
Elizabeth S on Jul 31, 2019
Needed to stabilize drop leaf
Carolyn C on Jul 30, 2019
Zeke E on Jul 25, 2019
I believe this item will work for my wife's desk after I installed a drop leaf for her. I trust Rockler's quality.
BENJAMIN W on Jul 23, 2019
Easy to install/use
Don W on Jul 11, 2019
Refinishing a table. Best price here.
noved 57 on Jul 8, 2019
Looked like the perfect solution for a sewing machine table I am building
Micky J on Jul 7, 2019
Exactly what we needed for a re-purposed desk top with drop leaves.
Laura H on Jul 6, 2019
You can't buy them locally. only online.
Jean J on Jul 2, 2019
Past use
Doug W on Jun 6, 2019
They work
Jerry L on May 5, 2019
replacement parts
Linda P on Apr 29, 2019
I tried the folding supports but the leaf wouldn't hang straight down when the support was retracted.
Nick on Apr 28, 2019
just what I need
Lucinda W on Apr 3, 2019
Need it
Dirk S on Apr 3, 2019
Craft room table
Clo on Mar 16, 2019
This seemed like the best solution for my table.
PATRICK R on Mar 5, 2019
We're making a custom table for our father. This item is exactly what we were looking for!
Chianna F on Mar 4, 2019
support leaf
jeffery r on Jan 4, 2019
trying them on a table I am makeing
james B on Dec 30, 2018
it will work great for my project
Brian E on Dec 19, 2018
because we are building a drop leaf table
Karen Dickison D on Dec 5, 2018
Perfect for my needs.
STANLEY S on Nov 28, 2018
for tasble I am building
evan f on Nov 15, 2018
I'm building a sewing table that will have an extension
S H on Nov 9, 2018
For my shop table
Carol C on Nov 8, 2018
We have a table that is missing these
Kari S on Nov 5, 2018
its exactly what I need
David H on Oct 19, 2018
I t looks to be what we need. It looks sturdy. Thank you.
Claudia W on Oct 7, 2018
I am creating a dropleaf sewing cabinet for my Mother-in-law.
Rhonda S on Sep 26, 2018
Just what I need
James C on Aug 14, 2018
To hold up a small fold down piece attached to a larger piece of wood.
C C on Jul 24, 2018
I’m installing a door with the top hinged to clear the above stairwell. I’m going to use them to hold the door straight when we want the door closed. If I put them on the top half, gravity should keep them extended. I can push them up to drop the top piece down.
Ryan K on Dec 10, 2019
Need them for my drop leaftable
Linda M on Nov 30, 2019
What is the length of the support when the extended part is fully retracted? In other words, what's the MINIMUM length of the support?
NickDe on May 18, 2018
how long is the bracket?
A shopper on May 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The plate that mounts to the table is 5" x 1-7/8".
What are the height and width of the arm?
MikeM on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: height is 5/8" width is 1/2" and the length is 14-5/8"
Making solid oak kitchen drop leaf table. 24x44 (3/4") with 9 x 44" leaves ( each side). Do you recommend 1 or 2 supports if I use the metal support bracket (30006)?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2015
I see measurement of length. Wondering about the depth of the bracket? I plan to router out a channel to place the bracket and wondering how deep to make the depth.
craig t on May 13, 2018
Will this #30006 product will support the weight of a butcher block leaf (26"W x 17"D)? Butcher block is 1.5" thick. Thank you.
ginhul on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: HI, I am Jackie's better half, Jim. I would say you will need 2 of these or maybe 2 heavier duty if your butcher block is very heavy. I used 2 of them on a 1" thick table I built for in our motor home and they work great.
silvertone or brasslike?
Lorraine G on Jan 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Color is really just the users preference. Since the support as I installed it was beneath the table and not visible, I used the plain steel (or silvertone) finish. If any part of yours might be visible or any other components are brass, then; you may wish to use the brass finish. I would like to add that; the support was incredibly sturdy and I was very pleased.
I am planning to use these poles to support 12x36 leaves. the leaves have to be fully removable. are these supports meant for leaves that are hinges only or they can be attached to the extending handle and therefore fully removed/ inserted when needed? sorry cannot find a construction drawing for the hardware with views, so have to ask...
irina k on Jun 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Irina - I installed them in a fashion that seems similar to what you are doing. The leaf is stored in the closed until needed and the supports are pushed in just inside the table edge - you can see them, but only if you really look for them or are at an angle below the table. The support handle is NOT removable and stays under the table. I used the Click Latches on this website to get a tighter fit.
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Please could you tell me what the metal is? Many thanks.
Mark W on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is chrome or nickel plated steel
Will these support a board that is 12” wide 4’ in length?
Yammy on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Enter an answer to this question.Yes I think so. Depending on the type of wood because of the weight. I recommend using three minimum for a 4 ft board.
How sturdy are these, I am thinking about ordering 2 pair for a work bench that is 8 feet by 32 with a 16 inch by 8 feet leaf. It is put on with a piano hinge. So I was thinking of use 4 of these, do you think it would work?
nixman on Apr 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We used ours for the table in our vintage camper. The owner before us cut the table 1n 1/2 odd thing to do so the piece being supported is about 18" in the support direction but only 24" wide. I used two supports. They work fine I would have liked longer ones but if your going 8 ft. you might need a few more. Don't forget when not being used you need to place the storage piece back enough to store the support so it won't bind the dropped part.
I have an antique Stickley drop leaf/swing leg dining table that is a family piece. While the table itself is lovely, I can't stand the swing leg as whoever is sitting on the end has to straddle it. Would this product work to replace the swing leg?
Thank you
Jean A on Oct 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It depends on how big the extension is and how heavy. I wouldn't use it unless the support can be under 3/4 of the extension. I had to use 3 to support a 24" wide formica (heavy) extension I made but the supports go 3/4 of the way of the depth of the extension. Hope this helps. Also think about how it will look. I had to put ours close to the edge so the support ends do show a lttle.
Have a wood pin table 2 inchs thick 30 wide by 59 long want to had 2 drop leafs at each end 30 x 30 . are the supports strong enough? and how many set do i need?
Resto.Pub. T on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not go any wider than 12 inches on a dropleaf that is 2 inches thick. I am making an island 4 feet long by 24 wide , With a 12 inch drop leaf on each side. For this I have two drop leaf supports on each leaf. I am making a 10 foot work table for my daughters studio and she wants 12 inch drop leaves on each side so I am using 3supports for each leaf. Both of these projects are made out of two by material Hope this helps you
Can the support arm slide out of the bracket? I need to mount the support arms to the underside of a very small leaf that I can remove and slide back it in when I want to use it. The leaf is 4''x 27 '' and is part of a small folding camper table I have made. The table can't fold up with the leaf extension on it.
I'm looking for a simple way to place and remove this leaf to make my table a little wider when in use but to use this support it must come apart. Please advise.
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James W on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: it does not come out. i had a narrow leaf i had to support and mounted the supports on a diagonal angle so they would not protrude past the leaf when pulled out and would allow the leaf to fold down when the support was pushed in. they work well.
Are these supports used instead of the locking hinged ones?
Kenny on Dec 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be used alone or in conjunction with the locking type.They are easy to install,heavy duty and conveneint. I bought two pair for two separate jobs and they have worked out perfectly.
Can you remove the arm completely when not in use? (Table legs mount across underside and remove clearance)
A S on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not without modification. (I removed arm to flip mounting direction, but then replaced arm back into bracket. I think some bending of bracket was necessary.)
how to lock in to hold leaf up ,and how to release to lower leaf?
judy l on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I am unable to answer your questions as my table’s leaves would not allow installation of these supports.
How deep do the screws go into the wood? I'm worried about damaging my antique Duncan Phyffe dining table
Terry T on Jun 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: About 1/2 " as I recall. You could buy shorter screws if you still have concerns when you receive the supports
I have a pedestal table that extends with the leaf in the middle. The ends of the table day and are unsteady. Will these work to provide support? I want to use the table extended at all times.
Amber L on Jun 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used these to hold up the drop leaf of a table made from 2x6 boards. It's pretty heavy, so these should have no problem with a regular thickness top. I'd use two per side if you're concerned - that's what I did. It's overkill, but piece of mind is worth it sometimes.
Does this just slide back in, or is there a locking mechanism to unlock before it slides in? I'm going to install in side of desk and won't have easy access to end of it.
Laura W on Jan 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The slide just slides in and out. There is no locking mechanism. You will need access to the handles of the slides to slide them in if your leaf is permanently attached with a hinge. When out the slides are held in place by the weight of the drop leaf.
Is this suitable for outside use? Is it stainless?
Marshall A on Jul 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I can't tell if it is stainless or not. It is made by Walter of Wabash
Hello! What is the distance lengthwise between the 2 screw holes? I am repairing a vintage table and would like to use existing holes if possible. Thank you!
Kelly P on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: the center to center distance between the hole on this product are 3-3/4" and 1-1/4"
What is the load limit when using (2) of these supports?
Erin D on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The load limit depends significantly on the material the support mount's screws are fastened into. Two supports fastened into solid hard wood or good quality solid-core ply wood can hold the weight of an adult putting both arms and their upper body weight on a table leaf. If fasted into particle board or soft pine much less as the screws will eventually strip out.
Can anyone tell me how the stop at the end of the arm is made? We need these shorter, and would like to cut it down and replace the stop.
Dee C on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I encountered the same situation. Simply cut the slide to the desired length and, using two pair of pliers, flare the end of the slide. The original stop appears to have been punched.
My drop leaf is only 7" wide by 26" long, 3/4 oak. Is this an over kill or would one of these brackets work?
Jim B on Jan 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bracket can be placed further back to fit your application, so it shouldn't be too long. It's sturdy, but will bend with enough force. I don't how much weight your leaf will need to support, but I recommend the product.
I would like to replace the gate leg on my table would these work?
Karen d on Sep 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: THat depends on how long (wide) the leaf is. If it is less then about 4 inches longer then the supports I would think it would work. If it is longer I would guess maybe not.
I built an ironing table from a wooden sideboard that measured 47" long and 16-1/2" wide. I mounted a 1/2" piece of plywood on the top of the sideboard so that it extended 7" on each side, and had a 2" overhang on the front side and a 5" overhang on the rear. I then screwed the plywood to the table burying the screw heads. The plywood was then covered with padding and a heat resistant aluminum fabric which was stretched and stapled to the underside of the plywood. While the ironing table is a good size as is, I would like to add a 12" wide extension to the back of the new "ironing table" that is hinged so it hangs vertically when not needed. I covered a 12" x 60" piece of 1/2" plywood with padding and heat resistant aluminum fabric and stapled it in place. My thought was to attach the extension to the ironing table using a 1-1/2" x 60" piano hinge. To keep the extension level with the table when used, these Rockler drop leaf table supports looked perfect. I can install 2 supports, mounted 6" in from each end of the 60" length of covered plywood. That would leave 48" of unsupported extension. Would 2 supports be enough for this length of table? If I needed additional supports, how many additional supports would I need in the middle? There is only 5" of plywood in the center of the table available to mount the supports. Is that enough space to mount this type of support?
Robbie on Nov 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used a pair of these on each end of a 5/4" thick pine table that is 36" wide to support a 12" extension. The pair easily supports the removable extensions that weigh about 20 lbs. I only have 24" of unsupported area in between and the extension leaves are very stiff being 5/4" thick, so I am not sure how you would be affected with 48" unsupported area. Weight-wise, I think you should be fine, but from a rigidity perspective, a center table support might be better. They keep the leaf very flat with the main table but do have a little bit of flex if you push down on them. I hope this helps.
How narrow can leaf be? Mine would be 8".
Ed H on Apr 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will be fine with the narrow leaf of 8 inch with these. You will simply end up fastening the arm further back to account for the shorter leaf but it won't effect the functionality at all other than reaching back a few more inches to grasp and extend outward!

Hope this helps!
Can I confirm that the quoted price is for a pair of supports? The webpage says per pair but the payment screen shows 1. Thanks
Tanya M on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The price is per pair.
When say a "pair" , is that referring to the sleeve and pole as a pair or actually a pair of brackets (2) ?
A H on Jan 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A pair of brackets. I only had to use one and saved the other for a spare.
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