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post #1 of 3 Old 10-26-2008, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Help!! Trying tp Figure lid supports for toy box

I already posted this in the Design and Plan section and then thought maybe that was the wrong section....Plese don't flame me for double post.

Anyway I built a toy box/hope chest out of old barn wood and its almost finished. I have the lid mounted with the hinges already in place. Now I need to figure out the toy box lid supports to keep the lid from falling closed or closing and smashing fingers. As soon as the lid is lifted I want there to be support to assist the lid up. My thoughts are a gas shock of some type. I found these from

but don't know how to figure inch/pounds to figure what weight I need.

My lid is 21" x 44" x 3/4'. Any help??


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12in lbs = 1ft lb what i would do is find out what your lid weight is gessing two 3-4pounders should do it but your lid may weigh more may be less.
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Take a look at this from Rockler. They also have others. Red


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