|Project by ilovelamp83||posted 01-27-2015 02:57 PM||7898 views||58 times favorited||15 comments|
I recently built 2 floating nightstands that each have a secret magnetic locking mechanism for the top drawer. This lock is really what I want to share. It only costs $3 to build and is very simple to add to any existing piece of furniture with drawers. It only requires a hinge pin, a poker chip, and a 1/2 inch neodymium magnet that I found on Amazon.
The only metal part of this lock should be the hinge pin. I tried using a metal washer as the pin guide and the magnet caused the metal pieces to stick together. Hence, the plastic poker chip.
I have full instructions on how to build it at:
And an instructional YouTube video at: