I'm building a chest (about 3' wide, 2' deep, 2' tall) where the front folds up over the top (270 degrees), then the front/top fold again to the back (another 270 degrees). I need to know how best to latch it closed.
I'd like the latch to be spring loaded. It does not need to lock. I would like it to latch itself when the chest is closed, rather than needing to pull the spring back then move the front into place.
I was thinking of something along the lines of a laptop lid, where there's a hook that latches itself when closed, and a lever to slide the hook out of the way so it can open. The catch plate would be on the bottom, and it would latch when the top/front is put down (rather than the front being swung into place alone). I wasn't able to find anything like it online, probably because I have no idea what it's called.
The other idea I had would be to use something like a door latch on both bottom corners, which would latch when the front is swung into place. Instead of a knob, you would slide the latch open. Like this but furniture quality.
I really do not want something industrial/utility looking like this.
Can you help me locate something like what I'm looking for (or something better I haven't thought of)?
(I don't know much about hardware terminology, so please forgive me...)