How to install Lid Support Hinge

Hinges are premised for the cabinet door before installing the lid support. Install this lid support hinge, you can hold the cabinet door in any open position and let it slide down gently. At present, many hinges are flexible in installation. By changing the installation position and distance, the maximum opening angle can be 75°, 90° or 110°. Now let me tell you how to install Lid Support Hinge.

Things You’ll Need

Lid stays or supports are usually application in hinged, lidded pieces of furniture such as chests,cabinets, or trunks. They hold lids open, allowing users to access storage areas with both hands, as they free up the hand that would otherwise be holding the lid open. Folding stays hinge in their center and fold in half as the lid closes, these take up little space once the lid is closed. Sliding stays can offer firmer support, but need clearance within the trunk as they slide down the inside of the trunk when the lid is lowered.

Fit a Lid Support Hinge

Step 1

Prop the lid top open at 90 degrees by positioning it against a wall, or getting someone to hold it.

Step 2

Measure the length of the stay. Measure from the outside back of the chest along the inside top edge of the side. Make a light pencil mark at the length of your stay.

Step 3

Measure 1 1/4 inches down the inside of the chest and make a light pencil mark. This is where the lower fixings will be.

Step 4

Measure the inside of the lid vertically from the inside rear corner. Put a mark at the same distance as the length of your stay. If your stay is 10 inches, the mark should be 10 inches up the lid, and the thickness of the side of the chest, plus any overhang or lipping, in from the edge of the lid.

Step 5

Place the top stay fixing against the lid of the box — the side of the fitting, not the middle, should be on the mark — and screw in place.

Step 6

Line up the center of the lower fitting with the mark on the inside of the chest wall. This should be centered over the mark. Screw in place.


Install at a slightly different angle with Lid Support Hinge. They should be lower down the lid than they are out from the back of the chest. Install a 10-inch sliding brace 7 inches from the back of the chest and 5 inches above the lid. Install a 6-inch sliding brace 4 inches from the back of the chest and 2 3/4 inches above the lid. The rule of thumb is to have the distance on the wall of the chest just over twice the distance up the lid.

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