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#1 posted 08-13-2018 06:54 PM

I don’t know how much your lid will weigh, but we built a set of base cabinets to go all the way around a deck sitting on top of a boat house.

One of the cabinets had a lift top on it to get to a YETI ice chest. The cabinets are made out of Cypress with a 1” Cypress top. The top was 25 inches wide and 48 inches long.

We had to get a set of gas filled pistons made from a company in Atlanta to hold the top up. Nothing else out there would work. They were expensive but they work and do the job well. So far as we know, and I’m sure we would heard about it…wifey has not had her expensive pedicure designer fingernails broken, and no broken hands and nor banged up neck or knots on heads to report.

We also had to give them the X, Y, Z measurements on the inside of the cabinet, size and weight of the lid. They’re also made out of stainless steel.

I’ll get the name and company’s website if you would like to contact them.

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