T-116 is a stamped steel slat clamp. This slat clamp has an offset that would be used to secure the end of a wooden slat to a trunk. Each clamp is made of raw steel and may rust if a protective coating is not applied. If you want to keep the original finish, we recommend a light coat of clear spray such as lacquer or polyurethane. They can also be sanded and painted to the color of your choice. Prior to applying any coating or paint, the clamps need to be thoroughly washed with soap and water to remove a protective coating. Overall measurements are 2 1/2" wide by 2 3/4" long.