SKU: 212028

Toy Box Lid Supports, Weight Rated

$899 Each
Toy Box Lid Support Weight Rating

Fasteners Not Included


  • Recommended for toy chests, cedar chests, blanket chests, etc.
  • Screws are NOT included. Order our sku #286252
  • Toy box lid support self-balancing feature holds lid in any position to about 85 degrees.
  • This toy chest hardware is used in conjunction with hinges (or a piano hinge), these lid supports counterbalance the lid to keep it from slamming shut.
  • FORMULA: To calculate the inch/pound rating of your lid multiply 1/2 the front to back lid distance (in inches) times the lid weight (in pounds).
    • It is always best to actually weigh your lid on a scale. However, if this is not possible and your lid is made from plywood, you can use the following to calculate the approximate weight of your lid; 3/4" thick plywood weighs about 2.34 lbs. per square foot.
    • For inch/pound ratings over 140 use more than one lid support (do not combine lid supports of different ratings).
    • If you use two lids supports on one lid, the combined inch/lbs rating of the two supports should equal the inch/lbs calculation for your lid.
    • This product complies with the CPSC's voluntary standards.
  • For this toy chest hardware to work properly it is important that you use the simple formula shown above to calculate the "torque" or "moment" that your lid creates as it pivots on its hinges. It is a combination of the weight of the lid and the front to back dimension of the lid.
    • We get a lot of customers who ask, "Should I go to a heavier rated support to be safe? The answer isno. Get a precise weight on your lid, do the calculation and use a lid support that fits in between the recommended weight rating range.
    • If you are using more than one lid support and you are questioning whether you should use 2 supports that are at a heavier rating or 3 supports that are at a lesser rating, the answer is that you should choose the configuration that calculates out closest to the middle of the rating range.
    • If you need help with the calculation email us the exact weight of your lid (in pounds) and the front to back dimension of your lid (in inches) and we will do the calculation for you. We will email you back the correct items for you to order.
  • The maximum back wall thickness that this toy box lid support will work with is 3/4".
  • The spring colors are shown to help identify the different weight ratings of the lid supports.

Store Policies & Information

Shipping & Delivery
Contact Us

We have been selling hardware and hinges for over 130 years. When you shop with us, you can count on prompt, personal customer service and reliable support.

Page Code: C10168

  • Finish Name
    Statuary Bronze
  • Material
  • Opening Angle
    85 Degrees
  • Mounting Hardware Included
  • Mounting Hardware Type
    Four #6 Round Head Screws

Payment & Security

Payment methods

  • American Express
  • Apple Pay
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • PayPal
  • Shop Pay
  • Venmo
  • Visa

Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review

Related Products

A table comparing the facets of 4 products
Stainless Steel Lid Support
View details
No Mortise Lid Hinge
View details
Soft Close Bench Seat Stay
View details
Statuary Bronze Round Head Screw, #6 x 5/8"
View details
From $2340 Each
$449 Each
$3300 Each
$005 Each
DescriptionLid stay or support for boxes, cedar chests, blanket chests, etc. This support assists in the lifting of your lid and it will... For lift lids on stereos, toy chests, piano benches, etc. Hinge measures 2" tall along hinge pin. Lid leaf measures 1-5/8" by 1"... Important Information - Please read before ordering: Sold by the each but designed to be installed in "pairs" Make sure to order one... Wood screws that match our hardware with Statuary Bronze finish. Sold by the each.

We Are Here to Help

Get expert assistance with product selection and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get my hardware once it's been ordered?

The delivery time depends on how far you live from our San Diego warehouse. Generally, your order will reach you in 1 to 5 business days. Shipments do not move on weekends and holidays.

Do you ship merchandise outside the United States?

At this time, we only ship to addresses in the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. For APO/FPO/DPO and Canadian orders, please email with a list of the SKU numbers and quantities you would like to purchase, along with your complete ship to address. Once we receive this information we will email you a shipping quote. Please note: Canadian shipments have a $50.00 minimum order.

I have a hinge that I am trying to replace but I need help identifying it. Can you help?

Yes! Please click here to visit our Hinge Finder page.

Some of your hinges are sold by the each and some sell by the pair. What is the difference?

When the unit of measure says “pair” that means two hinges. Usually you need one pair of hinges per door. When the unit of measure says “each” that means one hinge. You would usually order 2 “each” hinges per door.

I want to replace my hinges. How do I make sure the screw holes on the new hinge match the screw holes on the old hinge so I do not have to redrill the holes?

Unfortunately, hinge manufacturers have never standardized the location of their screw hole patterns. Every manufacturer puts their screw holes in a slightly different place. This means that when you replace hinges you will almost certainly have to do some filling and redrilling. The exception to this is Architectural door hinges which are built to a standardized template for each size hinge.

What is your return policy?

You can see our complete return policy here: HardwareSource Returns