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.

DIY Draw Latches

Interestingly, it’s extremely simple to make your own. Are you ready for a little DIY? Then, here are some instructions and some examples of what your own might look like.


Two random scraps of wood or whatever material strikes your fancy.

  • Paint
  • Masking Tape
  • Polyurethane
  • Random pieces of hardware, especially draw latches

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.