Locking a Bi-Fold door
January 13, 2013 9:26 AM Subscribe
Can anyone think of a reliable, simple and compact way to lock a two part/bi-fold door?
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
For reasons of space, I want to replace our inward opening bathroom door with an inward opening bi-fold door ( this sort of thing
) but I can't think how to add a lock to it.
A lock across the middle hinge sounds like it would rip out in seconds; a normal latch on the door frame probably wouldn't hold; a bolt going upwards only works if you are tall; a hook and eye arrangement doesn't sound very strong...
There must be a way to make this thing lock in an aesthetically pleasing way - but I can't think how.