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Forum topic by DonJ posted 08-27-2015 12:02 AM 729 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-27-2015 12:02 AM

I want to make a secret compartment behind a drawer in a secretary. Access will be gained from the back. I would like to lock it magnetically, but not sure if the latch type is sturdy enough. The cover panel will be one of the rear panels that are layed horizontally (over lapped) on each other.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 12:11 AM

you could drill a small hole for a small round magnet to fit in it ,then glue a small metal plate (washer) directly on the opposite side,will that work? it’s hard to give advice without seeing the drawer, do you have a picture?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 12:26 AM

Maybe something simple like a sliding piece of wood that you control by a magnet that catches a metal plate that’s inset into the slider. The slider will slide into a notch in the rear of the drawer to hold it fast.

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