How to Install Cabinet Door Magnets How to Install Cabinet Door Magnets

What You'll Need
Magnet Catch
Drill

Keeping a cabinet door closed would seem like it would be easy., however there are times when the cabinet door just does not want to stay closed. For a wide variety of reasons, the cabinet door can swing open when it is suppose to be closed. Fixing this is a very easy process by using a simple magnet catch.

There are plenty of reasons you will want to keep your cabinet door closed. One of the most important is when you have small children in the home. The magnet catch will not only keep the cabinet door closed, but will also require some effort to open. The child, until they are stronger, will not be able to have the strength to open the door.

Step One - Determine Where Magnets Will Go

Since installation of the magnetic catch on your cabinet door is quite easy, you will not need to have a lot of different tools. You will need to know where the magnets will go so you can mark them on the door. The best location is on the upper or lower corner opposite of the hinges.

Step Two - Mark Magnet Location

The best thing about installing a set of magnetic catches is that you do not need to measure anything. By simply placing the catch on the location where you want to attach it, you can easily mark it. The catch can go anywhere near the top or bottom corner. The one thing to pay close attention to is that you will need to keep it flush so the door will close tightly.

Step Three - Attach Cabinet Side

Place the cabinet side of the magnet on the edge of the cabinet and screw it into the cabinet edge. Drill a small pilot hole to make sure you do not crack the wood. The secure the latch with an electric screwdriver or use the drill with a screwdriver bit.

Step Four - Attach Door Side

After the cabinet side has been secured you can easily place the other part of the cabinet door. Line up the magnet on the mark that you placed on the door and drill in a pilot hole with your drill. Drill into the door easily so you do not go through to the other side. Secure it to the door with the screwdriver or screwdriver bit in your drill.

Step Five - Check and Adjust

Now that your magnet is attached to the cabinet door you will need to check to make sure it is working as it should. If not, then make some adjustments to the placement of the magnets. You can do this by moving just one, or both. The key to it is to make sure that the cabinet door sits tightly closed and that the magnets hold the door shut.

Once the adjustments are made your cabinet door will not longer open on its own. You will also be able to keep your children safe from the items inside the cabinet.

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