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Old 12-19-2006, 10:17 AM  
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I bought a 15 lite pine french door from Home Depot. I want to put it in my bedroom. I already have an opening, but my question is regarding locking it. Is there any "best" way to do this. The door has no holes. I would have to bore them myself. I was thinking I could just put false handles on and then install a sliding lock on the inside to prevent one side from always swinging open, as we would probably just use one side due to space. Comments?



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Old 12-19-2006, 11:23 AM  
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I put false handles on mine to operate. I also bought a system that puts a spring loaded ball into a detent that keeps them closed. It's not a lock but at least keeps them from swinging. Made by Stanley...



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Old 12-19-2006, 11:48 AM  
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Hello Cibula:
Home Depot sells complete hardware for French doors, however, the drilling and mortising are a real pain. You have a good idea and so does Craig; I'm sure either way will be satisfactory. I'll bet they are beautiful!
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:05 AM  
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to make a trip to HD. I'll let you all know if I run into any snags.

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What your looking for is a Rollo Latch system. This is what Craigfl is talking about.



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