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Adds strength and stability to your table.

Metal Drop Leaf Support

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Metal Drop Leaf Support
Metal Drop Leaf Support
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  1. Metal Drop Leaf Support
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  3. Butt joint hinges are yellow zinc plated
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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
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First time user of Rockler, will now look here first for future items.
Product was perfect, exactly what I was looking for and is made of good quality.
Delivery was trackable and on time.
December 3, 2018
4 weeks ago
Quality product
These drop leaf supports are easy to install, easy to use and are well worth the short money I spent on them. I would buy these again and would recommend them to anyone looking for an inexpensive solution for a drop leaf table support.
November 10, 2018
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love them. Super fast delivery. Easiest part of the entire little project.
Very easy to install.
Good support and strength
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October 16, 2018
2 months ago
Installed two on a counter drop leaf and will add the final center one. They work great , Just what I wanted,
July 20, 2018
7 months ago
drop leaf supports
Very, very pleased with the product! It works great on an old table. Very, very pleased with how fast delivery was.
July 16, 2018
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great supports
I have a teak dining table off a shi with rather heavy leaves. I bought 2 for each leaf and they worked great. No sagging.
June 6, 2018
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Was easy to install and wiorks great . A good solution for cortecting sagging leaves.
May 14, 2018
9 months ago
These add tremendous support. I added two to the middle section of each side and it doubled the strength of the table.

highly recommend!
April 23, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Really like them and it’s the only place to find them
March 25, 2018
9 months ago
They work great. Sturdy, easy to install and they have a slight upward projection that counteracts the natural sag.
February 20, 2018
10 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
because we are building a drop leaf table
Karen Dickison D on Dec 5, 2018
for tasble I am building
evan f on Nov 15, 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 am adding a drop leaf to a cart.
Sally B on Jun 24, 2018
Lost the original ones to an old table
Robert T on Jun 23, 2018
Could not find this type of item in my local stores. It is exactly what I need to support a small workbench drop leaf top I built in my transit van for work.
Dwayne W on Jun 6, 2018
could not find any my loca hardware stores.
Patricia W on Jun 5, 2018
making a sewing machine table
Patrisha H on May 18, 2018
It was exactly what I was looking for and could not find in regular hardware stores.
Darwin S. D on May 17, 2018
It looks like what I need
Bruce P on May 15, 2018
My carpenter who built my kitchen island said he needed this for the drop leaf.
Susan S on May 11, 2018
To finish a table I mad for my boat.
Arlin G on May 7, 2018
Needed a small drop leaf bracket
Don P on May 3, 2018
Seems like it is just what I need
Llewellyn A on Apr 19, 2018
Im building a drop leaf table that does not have an apron.
Katie G on Apr 7, 2018
Trying to make a vintage dropleaf dining room table fit for use. The leaves, which drop down on hinges, sag when put up, because the original spring brace sags.
Sally B on Apr 4, 2018
needed for drop leaf table
steven d on Apr 2, 2018
Like it
Brenda B on Mar 3, 2018
The slides support 50 pounds.
Bill D on Feb 15, 2018
Alexander S on Jan 31, 2018
This product appears to be what I need to make my table usable.
Lee B on Jan 30, 2018
Comments and questions by previous customers answered my questions too. Reviews noted high quality and thoughtful design.
Catherine d on Jan 28, 2018
this was the only place to easily find these supports for my project
garth on Jan 3, 2018
Jill S on Dec 31, 2017
Restoring a 1949 Singer sewing machine
Kevin M on Dec 30, 2017
Just what I was looking for and the reviews were good.
Carolyn C on Dec 10, 2017
seems to be exactly what I need to support a drop down shelf of a cabinet I inherited from my father.
Tim M on Dec 9, 2017
repairing an existing table
Robin F on Dec 2, 2017
reasonable price and fits my needs
Frederick M. H on Oct 22, 2017
Home project
Stewart Y on Oct 22, 2017
Only company I found that carried this type of Drop Leaf Support needed to repair a drop leaf table I have
Cindy H on Oct 16, 2017
Making a dining room table that has to have a 12 inch extension for crafting purposes
Sharon L. V on Oct 14, 2017
Had used angle type before, a new one , presser on it would fall down.
Reynold S on Oct 4, 2017
I chose this item for a drop leaf table that a carpenter is making for my kitchen. The leaf on each side of the table will be 12 inches in width and will fold when not in use. I selected this item based on availability, need and posted reviews.
Carolyn O. B on Sep 21, 2017
Picked these for a drop leaf sewing table we're building.
Debbie G on Sep 16, 2017
this and hinges to complete table project
Al B on Sep 11, 2017
building a desk for a compact space
Eric T on Sep 5, 2017
Using these leaf supports on kitchen table that I'm turning into a craft table with a drop leaf.
Andrea E on Aug 26, 2017
Better support for heavy oak drop leaf table
RICHARD B on Aug 2, 2017
it looks like i need to fix a dropleaf table
thomas d on Jul 29, 2017
I needed a drop leaf option for a boat table
Ray C on Jul 12, 2017
impossible to find locally! Thank you. Please check my total, as your website lists a $10.39 price, opposed to $12.99, what I was charged.
Thanks again!
Mary E on Jul 8, 2017
Perfect for my needs.
STANLEY S on Nov 28, 2018
I'm building a sewing table that will have an extension
S H on Nov 9, 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"
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
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.
Ron W
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.)
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.
any chance you make this product in a smaller size? looking for maybe 12 - 13 inches for a drop leaf table. problem is customer wants middle section to be 14 inches.
jeffrey b on Jun 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, this is the only size we sell
How many supports would I need for a leaf that is 6"x 42" long ?
John H on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These supports are built strong - two would handle a narrow little 6" shelf quite well. You would need to use enough hinges to keep the 42" parts lined up nicely in order for the supports to slide in and out without binding on a section of the drop-leaf that was slightly curved up or down.
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