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Forum topic by OldWrangler posted 06-25-2014 09:23 AM 622 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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OldWrangler

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06-25-2014 09:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question on hardware

My current project is a coffee table from BKP. It’s coming along fine but I can’t find the hardware I need. I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Here’s what I want…..

I intend to have the top of the coffee table hinged on one long side and latched to the opposite side. When the top us raised, there will be a box underneath where a pistol can be hidden. I need some kind of latch, preferably one that would lock closed. Some kind of keyed cylinder lock that would attach to the rail, catch and pull top down on rail for a tight fit. I’ve looked at drawer locks but they depend on part of the item sliding. I’ve looked to everything else I could find from window latches to pocket door latches, screen door hardware. The lock will be about 1 1/2” from the edge of the table top so it can’t latch to the side of the top. I prefer that it will not be noticed.

This doesn’t have to be a piece of hardware if some other locking device can be suggested. Maybe some kind of spring loaded plunger on a cable or rod to one end that could be pulled out to release the top.

Somebody must have done something like a hidden lock before. Suggestions, please.

Pictures show the top, the frame it will be hinged and latched to and the pistol box that will fit between the two long rails. I prefer it could be locked but a positive latch may be what I settle for.

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 09:31 AM

George, take a look at what Todd did on this project.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/102081

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