Seller: chinesehardware (3,220) 95.9%, Location: Nevada, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 152147004051 Material: Brass, UPC: 810126011466, Details: Good Fortune Cabinet Face Plate 8-5/8" It's traditional in Chinese homes to put a sign with the character "fu" (good fortune) on or near the front door for New Years. Often the sign gets left up all year long, sometimes mounted upside down to represent good fortune spilling into one's home. This handsome brass plate is intended for that purpose, either on a front door or mounted on a large scale cabinet. Total assembled measurement is 7.87"W x 8.66"H x 0.91"D (200mm x 220mm x 23mm) Pull measurement is 1.18"W x 1.85"H x 0.2"D (30mm x 47mm x 5mm) Washer diameter measures 0.79" (20mm). Boring distance (distance between attachment points) meausres 1.54" (39mm) Total length of the key measures 4.4" (111mm). Post section of the key meausres 3.4" (87mm). Post diameter measures 0.2" (5mm) Includes a set of 2.2" (55mm) soft joining pins and a set of 0.6" (15mm) nails Item AA-0014-22X20 Installation Guide Chinese brass hardware is easy to install. The first thing to get familiar with are commonly used joining pins: Soft Joining Pins Made of bendable metal tongs that can be bent and hooked into the opposite side of the wood. Normally used for pulls, handles, and other items where lateral pulling strength is required. Hard Joining Pins Made of thick metal tongs that can be bent but not hooked around the opposite side of the wood. Normally used for bolts and hooks where vertical strength is required. Nailing Pins Made of one long, straight metal spear that is nailed into the wood. Like hard joining pins, they are used for bolts and hooks where vertical strength is required. You'll need a few basic tools: Needle nose pliers (recommended - but any type of pliers will do.) Hammer Drill bit (same width as the pin you're going to install) Power drill Installation of Soft Joining Pins For this example, we've chosen a classic fish pull to install. Drill a hole the same width as the pin. In this example we're drilling a 1/4" hole for a 1/4" wide pin. Assemble your piece of hardware and insert in the hole. Using the needle nose pliers, bend the tip of the pin over so that it's pointing towards the wood. Making sure that the display side of the piece is pulled tight, nail the end of the pin into the wood. Nail the pin flat. Installation of Hard Joining Pins In this example we've chosen a cabinet face plate to install. Drill a hole the same width as the pins. In this example we're drilling a 1/4" hole for a 1/4" pin. Assemble your piece of hardware and insert in the hole. Using the needle nose pliers, spread the pins flat against the wood. Making sure that the display side of the piece is pulled tight, nail the pin flat against the wood. Note: Unlike soft folding pins there's no need to hook the end of the pin into the wood - just nail it flat. Installation of Nailing Pins In this example, we've chosen a cabinet strip pull to install. Drill a hole the same width as the pins. In this example we're drilling a 3/16 " hole for a 3/16 " pin. Assemble your piece of hardware. Hammer the nailing pin into the pilot hole. We recommend using a piece of wood as a buffer to avoid damaging the hardware. It's usually a good idea to file or clip the end of the nailing pin down if it is protrudes out the opposite side of the wood (this can be done before installation as well). Nailing pins are as strong as very thick nails.