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Brass Trunk Lid Support
Brass Trunk Lid Support Item #23713
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$9.99 Pair
Trunk Lid Support, Nickel
Trunk Lid Support, Nickel Item #23739
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$11.99 Pair

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Designed for trunks and chests with box style lids. Holds lid secure in open position when needed. Plated steel support measures 6-7/16" center to center and 6-7/8" long overall.

(1) Pair of Trunk Lid Supports
(1) Package of screws
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Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions: 6-7/16" center to center
  • Overall Dimensions: 6-7/8"
4.3 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Nickel Trunk Lid Support
These are superior quality, hardened steel. Very tight tolerances and robustly made. Quite impressive.
January 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
hard to find item
rockler has always been the place to go for items not in box stores
July 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent fit on early crown trunk. Very satisfied
January 23, 2017
over 3 years ago
Great product! Thanks.
August 8, 2016
over 3 years ago
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Bought a used Lane Cedar Chest...
Bought a used Lane Cedar Chest that was missing hardware. Even without instructions the installation was easy and these supports worked great.
December 31, 2007
I have used three sets of...
I have used three sets of these supports so far on Steamer Trunks I have made from Norm Abram plans. They work very well and I plan to make two more trunks for my other grandchildren. The big problem I have with them is they do not come in antique brass, like all the rest of the hardware I am using, and the bright brass sticks out like a sore thumb.
January 31, 2010
Good quality support. I bought these...
Good quality support. I bought these for a cedar toybox with a trunk style lid that I made for my grandson. Easy to install took about 5 min and hold the lid very well.
February 18, 2012
Very simple to install. Have purchased...
Very simple to install. Have purchased 4 pair. I'm most impressed with Rocklers shipping time, 3 days at the most to receive any thing I have ordered.
November 13, 2009
Decent quality support. Required a drop...
Decent quality support. Required a drop of oil at the joint to make it work smoothly. Unfortunately I get the feeling that the joint pin, which is thin rolled metal, will loosen over time allowing the formed metal stops to bypass and the support will hyper extend. But what can one expect for [price]?
July 24, 2008
only meant for very small boxes or chests
Installed pair on a medium size blanket chest (size of footlocker) they both bent the first time I closed the lid. I had the brass finish version
July 31, 2018
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Just a touch of class to go with brass hinges, handles, latch, and brass corners added to a very rustic trunk
Wesley B on Jul 5, 2018
Child's toy chest
Aaron A on May 8, 2018
Just a touch of class to go with brass hinges, handles, latch, and brass corners added to a very rustic trunk
Wesley B on Jul 5, 2018
I'm doing a show box for a friends daughter who has a black angus cow she's putting in the fair and she needs a nice looking box to hold her belongings to care for the cow to while at the fair.
Duiane D on Jun 10, 2018
Child's toy chest
Aaron A on May 8, 2018
Looked like it would work for my antique chest
Kathleen M on Apr 26, 2018
good price - fits my project
Frederick G on Apr 15, 2018
It meets my needs.
richard c on Mar 20, 2018
Horse tack trunk
John S. J on Feb 28, 2018
Project I'm making.
Andres M on Feb 8, 2018
Matches the other hardware
John S on Jan 29, 2018
It looks to be a simple effective design that should work nicely.
Brian B on Jan 7, 2018
Just finished refinishing a old steamer trunk, hope these work well with it.
Randy F on Oct 8, 2017
Because you did not have it in antique brass<br />which I would have ordered if had it I needed a hinge for lid on trunk
Wendell C on Aug 25, 2017
Have used before
Richard P on Aug 5, 2017
Aluminum display cabinet lids
Mark D on Jul 5, 2017
hard to find item
Duane D M on Jun 25, 2017
Melynn M on Mar 6, 2017
Needed this item for a small wooden case I made.<br />To eliminate pressure on the hinges and protect the lid from hitting the side of the case.
Bob on Feb 28, 2017
Building a Cedar Steam Trunk
David A on Feb 2, 2017
I have made several wood boxes and I like this product. and they are affordable.
Gail P on Dec 5, 2016
MARION Y on Nov 28, 2016
Size and color options
Robert W on Nov 20, 2016
great price!
CHARLES O on Oct 19, 2016
Economical solution for lid replacement hardware
Sarah E on Oct 6, 2016
matches project finish
Rodger H on Sep 28, 2016
Would prefer chest and bin lid support 26211 but it is not come for box style lids.
Silas B on Aug 20, 2016
Simpler is better. No complicated springs, slides, brakes, etc.<br />Classic design and look in brass. Perfect.
Thomas B. Denegre I on Jul 9, 2016
For hope chest
Doug on May 13, 2016
repairing old trunk
Cornelia K on Apr 20, 2016
just what I need.
Nigel H on Mar 18, 2016
Good value. Easy to install. Decent reviews.
Charles J M on Mar 9, 2016
I have some heavy, long decking boards to cut on a compound miter saw. I need to extend the length of the miter saw station with temporary extensions for extra support. The brackets will be mounted to the outside edges to lock the two hinged vertical support legs at each end.
Ken on Jan 30, 2016
it is one of the few stays i could find that mount to the side on both top and bottom would have preferred soft close
todd c on Jan 4, 2016
This will be used on the outside of a wall-mounted, folding art cupboard to support an unusual leg structure. The main thing is that this can be used on the outside of the box and lid. Standard lid supports must be installed inside the box.
Steven R. H on Dec 31, 2015
For antique trunk. To protect users from having trunk fall on them
Susan B on Dec 30, 2015
Works well with the card box I built
Robert L De L on Aug 30, 2015
Needed for a project (restaurant sidewalk signs).
Michael B on Aug 7, 2015
To complete my project
Brian S on Jul 16, 2015
Inexpensive and have used in the past.
Richard C on Jul 11, 2015
I needed flush mount lid supports for a barrel top chest I refinished and the mounts I found in the stores had a flat mount for the lid portion which would not work.
LEIGH B on Jun 13, 2015
they were good but not something to use on chest that have trays.
Atwell S on Jun 10, 2015
It was the right product for the project I am working on.
James R on May 25, 2015
Reviews sounded good and I was looking for an alternative to my usual brass plated chain for my cedar chests. Going to give these supports a try.
Joe on Apr 17, 2015
I'm doing a show box for a friends daughter who has a black angus cow she's putting in the fair and she needs a nice looking box to hold her belongings to care for the cow to while at the fair.
Duiane D on Jun 10, 2018
Looked like it would work for my antique chest
Kathleen M on Apr 26, 2018
How heavy/large of a lid will this support work with?
Chuck D on Dec 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Well I built a cedar chest that was five foot long and 2 foot wide. It was made with mostly maple and cedar that was 7/8 thick. it had 3" frame around the led. I would say the lid weighed around 60 pounds. Good luck with your project.
Is this a slow close?
Katie N on Sep 4, 2016
Sorry, but I don't believe this would fit your idea of a "slow" close. Also. I don't believe it could be used in a situation that would require a slow close, those are usually reserved for heavier lids in my opinion. These are nice closures in the right application but will allow the lid to close as quickly as you allow it to. Good Luck and Good Woodworking. joe
On a small pine trunk would I need one or two stays?
Millie M on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would depend on the size of the trunk. I used one support on a wooden box that was roughly 18" w x 16" W x 12" D. I believe you get 2 in a pack, so install 1 and see what you think. If you are doing a trunk that is large, it might be better to use a stronger stay.
Can I get this in bronze?
Ben L on Nov 8, 2016
I have bought these in "brass" finish before. I visited the Rockler website and saw that they are still available in this format. Hope that brass works for your desired bronze. joe
Will this work for a lid with a 30 degree angle?
Ryan H on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Ryan, This is designed to be on a full 90 degree (lid vertical) application. The 30 deg you angle you ask about is vague so, it would be a trial and succeed or fail experiment. If only open 30 deg, it might work if you could install it to lock out to hold the lid open, but then would it fold up properly at closing? If you're asking 30 deg past the normal 90, installation would be a challenge to get it to extend that far; folding as well. They're not real expensive and with some creativity, many installation challenges are overcome - been there done that. Good luck, Sm
i have trunk lid supports item#23713.are there dimensions to show how to install them?
art p on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please check on the product page of our website. By scrolling down you will find a section titled "Technical Downloads", click on the line "•Technical Document for 23713" for complete dimensions and mounting information.
How far away from the edge where it is mounted does it stick out?
Joe B on Apr 18, 2018
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