Cabinet Door Surface Locks are simple to install as no mortising is required, lock is screwed directly to inside of cabinet door stile. Reversible, for on left or right hand doors. Use on china cabinets, curios and furniture doors. Each has a 2 lever locking mechanism to ensure smooth action and years of dependable service. These Premium English Locks are skillfully machined from substantial brass extrusions. Strikes are not necessary and therefore not included. Available in three sizes. Made In England. For additional lock sizes, please scroll to bottom of page and click appropriate link.
Material: Heavy Extruded Brass
Supplied with two malleable iron, nickel plated keys
Includes brass wood screws for mounting.
Keyhole-covers not-included as style of keyhole-cover is dictated by furniture period.
Distance between: selvedge-edge of lock to center-of-pin in keyhole. (see install tab)
When replacing locks: the backset is most crucial as it must match cutout in furniture for lock to line up correctly with existing keyhole,
Use Key-measurements to determine if key slips keyhole
Backset- Distance To Pin: 9/16"
Overall: 1-3/16" x 2"
2" Overall Length
Barrel: 3/16" x 1-1/2"
Key-bit Height: 3/8"
Surface Lock Information
Surface Locks are used on furniture and cabinet doors.
Easy to install:No mortising is required as lock mounts directly to the inside of the cabinet door.
- A strike is rarely used as it can impede the bolt from smoothly extending behind face frame or door stile.
- Our surface locks are reversible meaning they will work both right and left hand doors.
- Please note: these locks are visible when looking into a glass curio or china closet door. If preferred a half mortise or full mortise lock will provide a less visible alternative.
WHEN MEASURING CONSIDER:
- Backset: distance between: selvedge-edge of lock to center-of-pin in keyhole. (see diagram)
- When replacing locks: the backset is most crucial as it must match cutout in furniture for lock to line up correctly with existing keyhole
- Be sure overall size of Lock-Plate will fit onto door stile/face frame
WHEN INSTALLING CONSIDER:
Determine desired location of lock
- Position of lock must allow for bolt to extend behind face frame of cabinet. A minimum of ¼" is necessary to secure door when locked.
- Ideally edge of lock should line up with edge of door
- If keyhole already exists in door, make sure lock-keyhole lines up with cabinet-keyhole
- Measure distance from top of lock-plate to center of key pin
- Measure distance from side of lock-plate to center of key pin
- With these two measurements locate keyhole on furniture front, make sure key pin is aligned with keyhole location
- Drill small pilot hole at key pin location, hold lock in position and check to make sure hole lines up with key pin
- Drill hole larger to accommodate key barrel
- Cut remaining portion of keyhole with a small keyhole saw
Mark location of lock on door interior
- Insert key from front through door into lock
- With key in position, hold lock at desired location on back of door and mark screw holes
- Drill small pilot holes for screws
- Mount lock and attach with wood screws
- For a finished appearance: mount an escutcheon/keyhole plate, on door front.
Using Brass Wood Screws
Care is required when installing brass screws. While these screws are the best match for most antique hardware however they are not as strong as steel screws. The screw is easily damaged if the hole is not properly prepared.
The best practice is to first drill a pilot hole. Use a drill bit slightly smaller than the overall width of the screw, including threads, to drill the hole. Then use a steel screw, the same size as brass screw, to “cut threads” in pilot hole, by screwing steel screw into and then out of hole.
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