Anyone know how I can make a pocket door lock? My brain is designing a few but can't figure our the best materials. I used to have a chain slide lock but i had to break into my room.

  • Is it one you have to make? There are pocket door lock available.... – Jack Jun 22 '17 at 0:33
  • Any reason you can't just replace the slide lock you broke? – feetwet Jun 22 '17 at 13:41
  • suspicious. Chain slide locks are locked by the occupant of a room from the secure side. How would you have had to break into your room? – Billy C. Oct 28 '17 at 0:52
  • Voting to close. Fabrication of readily-available hardware isn't home improvement. – isherwood Jan 11 '18 at 17:00

My pocket doors have large, easy-to-use, visible latching mechanisms. We had the pocket doors installed in extra-wide door openings, so that 4 inches of each pocket door is exposed when the door is in the fully-open position. This leaves room for a large handle and the latch.

The latches are labelled JAKO® INOX. The handles are labelled JAKO®. My door handles are 3/4" thick and about 7 1/4" from center-to-center, so they are more similar to Don-Jo's door handles than to Jako's current model.

Inox also offers a line of pocket door locks.


Barn door lock

Here is a door slide lock just mount vertically.

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