The latch on our motorhomeâ€™s shower door was difficult to operate. The plastic knob had to be twisted to get the door open. I was a happy camper when my wife announced that the latch had finally broken. I wanted a simple latch to replace it, and a visit to our local boat supply store produced an uncomplicated brass twist latch â€” the kind used on boats to keep cabinets closed in rough weather.
I used a punch on the center pin to increase the friction. I then shaped a scrap of oak to create a mount for the latch. Attaching the striker plate on the door was more of a challenge. I found a plastic sleeve the same diameter as the hole originally occupied by the plastic latch. A screw through the sleeve holds a wooden block and striker plate. I stained them to match our existing cabinets, and the job was done.Â
RUSS STEELE l NEVADA CITY, CALIF.
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