Locking solution for a porch glider

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Forum topic by FreshSawDust posted 04-12-2013 05:28 PM 860 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2013 05:28 PM

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I am in need of an elegant yet simple solution to lock a porch glider in position. It will be outside of a nursing home and the lock will let patients get up and down easier/safer. That being said it will need to be rugged yet easy to operate. I was going to adapt one of my benches (shown below) to glider format using the glider hardware from Rockler so I will be able to design the base around the hardware. Any thoughts?

-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri

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#1 posted 04-12-2013 08:54 PM

I can think of two ways. For seniors I would make a stab handle. It would lock into a hole in the base, and protrude out next to the arm, with a L shaped handle. Twisted one way it would lock up, the other it would drop into the hole. Simple and long lasting. It could also be made ergonomically large to be easy to use.

the other is to look at this and see how they did it. I did a quick search, but someone should be able to source locking hardware someone, as there are a lot of locking gliders on the market.

look here

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#2 posted 04-13-2013 01:41 AM

Thanks, I was going to try a deadbolt in the base but may also play with the stab handle idea.

-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri

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