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You can probably find several draw latches throughout your house; such as your garage, or inside your shed.  They can be used for many practical purposes. These types of boards have been a hit in many houses as a DIY project for decades.  All of the pieces are connected so nothing can get separate and lost.  Kids can learn a lot by trying out latch boards and parents can use them to complete household tasks.  Who knew a functional object like a draw latch could be not only useful but an entertaining activity for your children to participate in.


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These were extremely simple to make.  Here are some instructions and some examples of what your own may turn out like.
 

Supplies:

Two random scraps of wood or whatever material strikes your fancy
Paint
Masking Tape
Polyurethane
Random Pieces of Hardware, specifically draw latches
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