Hanging Doors, Part 3: Lock

For our hall closets we decided to go with discrete thumb turns rather than a full lockset.

The prep requires two STRAIGHT holes be drilled.

The lock slides in one hole and the thumb turn shaft slides in the other. Once we touch up the paint, the escutcheon plate on the thumb turn will get screwed to the door securing the whole thing.

Here’s a trick for locating the strike plate in the jamb. Put lipstick on the end of the lock…

Close the door and engage the lock leaving a nice mark for you to locate the strike.

Chisel out the recess, drill the lock hole, and attack the plate… Done

Next up, hanging the bedroom door…

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