How to use off-the-shelf hardware to close cabinet doors in style.
Synopsis: Is a shopmade catch the only tasteful way to keep the doors closed on your cabinets? A quick trip through popular hardware catalogs seems to lend credence to that argument. But three contributing editors—Steve Latta, Garrett Hack, and Michael Fortune—are sharing a few of their secrets for using commercial catches in a way that will look at home on fine furniture. Latta’s favorite is the double-ball catch, which combines versatility, attractiveness, and ease of installation. Hack favors a bullet catch, which he installs at the bottom of the door and is both discrete and practical. Fortune incorporates hidden rare-earth magnets in his cabinets, and also favors using a commercial touch latch, which he hides by making an elegant cover.
From Fine Woodworking #219
Browse through the clunky catches offered in some catalogs and it would be easy to conclude that a shopmade catch is the only tasteful…