How is a lock built into a cabinet?

Many cupboards have very simple revolving doors and are not provided with a lock. In some cases, however, such a cabinet should be locked in order to keep things safe in it. The reasons for cabinet locks can be varied and especially when there are small children in the household, everyone is happy when a closet can be locked.

A cabinet with a lock can be retrofitted very well and with several options. A large number of different locks can be found for furniture. There are screw-on locks for the revolving doors, there are mortise locks and mortise locks. Rod locks and espagnolette locks are very advantageous and easy to assemble.

Assembling the various locks

A body lock is always screwed onto the back of a cabinet door. The bolt of the lock engages in a strike plate that is embedded in the frame of the door or in one side of the cabinet. The assembly is very simple and a reasonably experienced do-it-yourselfer can do it in a few minutes.

Another option is to mount a drill lock . As with the screw-on lock, it is installed on the back of the cabinet door and the strike plate is attached in the same way. Before assembly, however, a suitable drill hole must be made in the cabinet door. However, the so-called espagnolette locks are very often installed.

This is often the case with cupboards in the bedroom or children’s room. These locks consist of several components such as the lock case, the rotating rod and the striker. These hooks are mounted on the top and bottom of the cabinet. This is done by screwing. The rod is held in place by two bolts that are connected to the pivot rod.