You can retrofit a furniture lock in just a few simple steps. For example, if you have small children in the house, it makes sense to keep some things securely under lock and key, so it is important to have cabinet locks.
Furniture cabinet locks are available in many different versions. So there is a suitable solution for every piece as well as for less experienced do-it-yourselfers:
If you want to make your wardrobe lockable at a later date, a rod lock is suitable. A rod is inserted into the espagnolette lock at the top and bottom. Often the rods still have to be shortened to the correct length. This works best with a hacksaw. Then pen holders are attached at the top and bottom of the cabinet. The hooks of the rods then grip around these later.
You can use what is known as a screw -on lock for small doors or drawers . This is screwed onto the back of the door or drawer. The bolt of the lock engages in a strike plate that is also let into the inside.
A mortise lock can also be used. The assembly takes place from the front or the rear, depending on the model. The lock is inserted through a correspondingly large drill hole and screwed tight from the inside. An angle is then inserted on the inside of the cabinet, on which the locking mechanism engages.
Further variants are either a rotary lock or a handle lock. Here the lock is a combination of handle and lock. This species is usually plugged in from the outside.