Tue, Oct 23, 2007, 9:34pm (EDT-1) email@example.com (HerHusband) doth
Yep, I've seen those in the Rockler catalog. The magnetic catch for
inset doors is about the only one I see that doesn't rely on a cabinet
member or block of wood running perpendicular to the door. My biggest
gripe with the magnetic catch is the bracket that sticks down in the
I may just have to resort to a small block of wood above the door to
hold a normal catch.
It's just gotta be my upbringing, and my Army years. My first
thought is almost always, "How can I do it myself, without buying
something pricey?". And, always, KISS, KISS, KISS.
I'd say, a tack in the top, centered over the end of the door.
Then, small magnet inset in the top of the door. Or, you could do it on
the bottom instead. Or, even on top AND bottom. Or, use a screw-eye on
the inside top of the door, fastening on a length of monofiliment fish
line (or whatever), running to another screw-eye on the inside back of
the cabinet, then a large lead sinker. Pull open the door, that pulls
the sinker up. Let go of the door, the lead sinker pulls the door shut.
No prob. KISS. If you wanted to keep the inside neat, you could drill
a hole in the back, and have the sinker on the outside. No prob. None
of it's rocket science.
"I'm an Igor, thur. We don't athk quethtionth."
"Really? Why not?"
"I don't know, thur. I didn't athk."