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Steve44

08:54PM | 10/20/05
Member Since: 10/20/05
3 lifetime posts
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OK...so who wants a challenge? I am looking for something that might or might not exist. On the lid of some CD players you can push it down to close it, and then push it again to open it. i need to find the catch system. its similar to the magnetic bullet catches on entertainment centers with the glass doors. same kind of principle as the CD player, but not magnetic, and the ejection mechanism is entirely enclosed with in the female end(on the CD player). i want to find one big enough to use on a door, but rugged enough to stand up to my kids. I don't want to use the magnetic kind because if something were to fall or any other kind of force from inside the closet the door would come open. I don't want this. Since i was a kid i always wanted a secret door, so i'm building a secret closet for my girl friend and I's bedroom. if you have any suggestions, or think...well pete down the road has just the thing please let me know.

thank you for you help in advance

Billhart

03:12PM | 10/22/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I don't know what you mean by a "magentic bullet" latch as those are two different types - magnetic which is just held by the force of the magnet and bullet which has a spring loaded bullet that catches in an indent in the striker plate.

But the type of the latch that you are looking for is called a touch latch or automatic latch.

Here are some.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=1173

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=1174

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=1375

Note not all of these are touch latches.

http://www.wwhardware.com/catalog.cfm/GroupID/Catches%20Latches%20and%20Bolts/CatID/Catches%2C%20magnetic/showprod/1

The drawer touch pusher

http://www.wwhardware.com/catalog.cfm/GroupID/Catches%20Latches%20and%20Bolts/CatID/Catches%2C%20miscellaneous/showprod/1

Then there are some alternate things that you can might look at.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=1376

Have the push button hidden behind some molding.

There are many other schemes.

A google on hidden doors or secrete doors will get all kinds of ideas.


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