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Item # 4542

Furniture Door Lock, to pin 5/8 inch

Furniture Door Locks are easy to install, no mortising is necessary. Surface mount design to interior of door. 5/8" backset. Locks are double handed for use on either left or right hand doors, as bolt exits from either side of lock. A strike is unnecessary, therefore not included. Tumbler action. Available in four sizes. Made In England.

Furniture Door Locks, 7/16" backset

Furniture Door Locks, 1/2" backset

Furniture Door Locks, 3/4" backset

  • Sold each
  • Material: Brass with brass-plated bolt
  • Finish: Natural self-color
  • Supplied with two malleable iron, nickel plated keys
  • Mounting screws included
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as style of keyhole-cover is dictated by furniture period. 
  • When replacing locks: the backset is most crucial as it must match cutout in furniture for lock to line up correctly with existing keyhole
  • Overall: 1-1/4" x 2-1/2"
  • Backset-Distance To Pin: 5/8"
  • Bolt Projection: 5/16"

  • Key:
  • Barrel: 3/16" x 1-11/16"
  • 2-1/4" Overall Length
  • Key-bit: 7/16" H
  • 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.

    Surface Lock Measurement Diagram


    • 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


    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

    Keyhole Placement

      • 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

              • 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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