"locking" wooden sliding door

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Graham Beer, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    Deep breaths, nice deep breaths 12345678910
     
  2. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    Thus is not a Micky take.

    Look, I want to protect the hifi and concerned about ruining the cabinet. I think the chrome latch would be the best. But would like the lock on the side of the cabinet and not the door, make sense?

    I do appricate your help and advice. Yes I can use a screwdriver, I'm an average diyer.
     
  3. An 'average' DIYer should be able to manage at least 3 solutions from the list above.

    Without using magnets or adhesive...
     
  4. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    I'm exploring all avenues to see if i don't have to screw into my cabinet.
     
  5. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

  6. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    Just do it G, step up to the plate, bite bullet.


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  7. Good choice, Graham - discrete and requires only eight screw to fit.
     
  8. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    See comments like
    "Good choice, Graham - discrete and requires only eight screw to fit."
    don't really help. I think your trying to wind me up.
     
  9. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    LOL, comes on for advice about cupboard locks, then chooses a shed door lock. :)
     
  10. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    Go on then, what would you put on it ??
     
  11. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

  12. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

  13. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    Now that looks a good suggestion. So drill into the side of the cabinet and through the door ?
    Only concern looking at that is it will be too wide to go through the cabinet door.
    The door is about 1cm thick.
     
  14. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

  15. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    Thank you wiggy. So its simply turn and lock ?
     
  16. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    Yes mate, go and buy it, fit it, I want it fitted by the end of the day or you're SACKED
     
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  17. Graham Beer

    Graham Beer Member

    OK, final question...the bolt..won't that be too long ??
     
  18. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    No, it will be fine, the only reason they say min 30mm is for strength, you don't need that strength.
     
  19. R.W_Carpentry

    R.W_Carpentry Active Member

    plenty of good options already but just to throw in a couple more... you said this is to stop young children getting in? depends how old they are but for small children, short term you could always put either of these on : http://www.safetots.co.uk/p90/BabyDan-Multi-Lock/product_info.html?osCsid=jmenb2jg0og5cbj8knb02t12l5
    http://www.safetots.co.uk/p125/-bab...=google-feed&gclid=CMns8Z6AlLwCFUsOwwodMR8APg
    not the nicest looking things but then again neither were the hasp and staples you were tempted to use, and are just fitted with self adhesive pads.
     

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