Lid supports prevent chest lids from accidentally slamming shut on fingers. They feature a solid brass slide with a statuary bronze finish. This is a left-side configuration rated at 35-40 inch pounds.
Calculating the Number and Rating of Lid Supports
Use the following formula to determine the optimal number and rating of lid supports:
Lid width (front to back) x lid weight in pounds / 2 = Inch-lbs. of support required.
Example: Using an 18″ wide lid weighing 12 lbs: (18 x 12)/2 = 108. Therefore, either two 45-55 or one 95-125 Inch-lbs support would be an appropriate choice.