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.
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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.
Here is a door slide lock just mount vertically.