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Old 08-29-2016, 12:44 PM   #15
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My drawer locks

Originally Posted by WestieHouse View Post
After losing drawers and contents and retightening loose hinges several times, I installed these magnetic locks. They work great and we have had no further spills on rough roads.

I also inserted toothpicks into the screw holes for my loose hinges and this trick told to me by a cabinet maker worked wonders.
I bought a set of similar locks at BabiesRUs (set of 8 locks on sale for $24 IIRC) two weeks ago but just now getting around to installing them. I had to modify the drawers, but they work really well.

First step, cut a 2"x2" square out of the center of the front of the drawer box. I used an oscillating multi-tool with the saw blade.
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Following the instructions, mark and drill the locations for the catch and the magnetic lock.

Mount the lock
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Mount the catch
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Here's a shot of the catch and the lock as the drawer is closing.
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Adjust the catch forward and back so that the drawer has very little fore and aft movement when closed. Adjust the lock up and down so it just clears the catch when closing the drawer.

I'll post results after the next bumpy road.



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