Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Graham Beer, Jan 19, 2014.
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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.
An 'average' DIYer should be able to manage at least 3 solutions from the list above.
Without using magnets or adhesive...
I'm exploring all avenues to see if i don't have to screw into my cabinet.
Think i'm going to buy one of these
I'm sure i am a amusement to you all, but this is genuine.
Just do it G, step up to the plate, bite bullet.
Good choice, Graham - discrete and requires only eight screw to fit.
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don't really help. I think your trying to wind me up.
LOL, comes on for advice about cupboard locks, then chooses a shed door lock.
Go on then, what would you put on it ??
This looks good...
So the base will be behind the door, just working out when the key is turned how it locks. Yes i know a "bar" comes out from the side. Or is this for something that opens from the front and not sliding ?
Drill in from the side of the cabinet in to the side of the door
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.
It will be fine, i did similar a few years back.
Measure half the door thickness on the side panel, drill the required size hole and you will go in to the edge of the door centre, bobs your mothers brother
Thank you wiggy. So its simply turn and lock ?
Yes mate, go and buy it, fit it, I want it fitted by the end of the day or you're SACKED
OK, final question...the bolt..won't that be too long ??
No, it will be fine, the only reason they say min 30mm is for strength, you don't need that strength.
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
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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