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    I am planning to build some euro style cabinets with full overlay doors. These are only going to be utility cabinets, but I would like to have locks on the doors. Unfortunately, I can't find any locks designed for this purpose. I can find generic cam locks, but nothing else seems appropriate.

    Has anyone found a source for cabinet door locks for this situation?

    TIA, Dave

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    Re: Cabinet door locks

    Try Rockler,
    http://www.rockler.com/CategoryView.cfm?Cat_ID=35
    or Woodcraft,
    http://woodcraft.com/search/search.aspx?query=locks
    There are lots of sources for cabinet locks. These are just to start. And good customer service.
    ‎"I've never let my schooling interfere with my education" -Mark Twain

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    • #3
      Re: Cabinet door locks

      Originally posted by res057 View Post
      Try Rockler,
      http://www.rockler.com/CategoryView.cfm?Cat_ID=35
      or Woodcraft,
      http://woodcraft.com/search/search.aspx?query=locks
      There are lots of sources for cabinet locks. These are just to start. And good customer service.
      Thanks for those suggestions, however none of the products available from those suppliers are for use with full overlay doors on frameless cabinets. I know they have to be out there somewhere, I have just been unable to locate them.

      Dave

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      • #4
        Re: Cabinet door locks

        I dont see what the problem is here, maybe more detail of what you are looking for will help.

        This http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10064 lock will allow you to lock both doors without a thumb catch but you will have to make a small dado (a biscuit joiner slot works well for this, or just a saw kerf) at the top or bottom of the cabinet (depending on whether it is a base or an upper cabinet)

        Most locks like this http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=658 will require a thumb catch inside the other door (assuming in both scenarios you are working with pairs of doors) but they have different arms included in the package, and again you will need a groove for the arm to fit into.

        Euro cabinets are almost always full overlay. If you are building Euro cabs with a 5 piece door you might run into some problems, depending on the width of the door stiles and rails, but that can be taken care of with proper planning, or if all else fails (I.E. its too late for planning) a grinder.

        At the cabinet shop I work at we always run into cases of "the designer" says we need a lock here, but doesnt know how to fit it in here. When that situation arises, it is time to check into the __________woodworking Machine shop, and in 17 years I havent had a complaint yet
        Last edited by Orange Apron; 07-20-2007, 01:26 AM.

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        • #5
          Re: Cabinet door locks

          For European style cabinets your best bet is a European manufacturer. Häfele has all kinds of locks for these cabinet styles.

          http://www.hafele.com/us/services/7037.asp
          Frank sigpic

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          • #6
            Re: Cabinet door locks

            Dave,

            I'm not sure if this is what you have in mind, but I bought a hasp lock recently at Lowes for about $8.00. I couldn't find it on Lowes' site, but here's one on another site:

            http://doitbest.com/main.aspx?member...=64&sku=213241

            Bob R

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