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Published on April 24th, 2014 | by Mike Shelfnut


Hackers help: How to lock Pax sliding doors


This is a question for those of you who own Pax wardrobes with sliding doors. I am wondering if attaching a lock like the one in the attached picture is feasible to prevent the doors from being opened. From the pictures, the doors look like they lie pretty close/tight against together which might prevent the metal tongue of the lock from sliding between them. Unless of course I were to chisel a “notch” out of the front door to provide room for the lock to slick through. Does this seem feasible?

Any other ideas on how to make lock the sliding pax doors? Ideally would like it to lock with a key.

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4 Responses to Hackers help: How to lock Pax sliding doors

  1. Amy says:

    I want to lock the doors but only to keep my 2 year old out. I am going to get the mirror sliding doors, is there any solution for those? I’m open to anything with a key or not. I was thinking of maybe using KidCo Sliding Closet Door Locks like these


  2. Ev says:

    If so, is there any suggestion to lock the pax wardrobe?

  3. Mr. Dubs says:

    If the kit you have is a glass door kit then no… truthfully the mechanism can be easily detached through the larger side so i wouldnt waste my time…

    Non sliding doors do work with a standard sliding latch with little to no modification

  4. Maureen warke says:

    Re: Pax wardrobes lock info.. Having looked at our doors this is definitely possible as the sliding doors have approx a 3-4mm gap between them with a brush strip fitted on the inside of the outer door..

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