Sliding Sceen Door Lock

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Sliding Sceen Door Lock by noseydan Apr 6, 2013
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A lock to suit Traditional Sliding Screen doors (5 parts).

This lock is designed to suit a screen door 15.5mm thick.

Unlike locks that I was able to find commercially this lock will allow you lock/unlock the door from both inside and out.


Print one each of the five parts. All parts can be printed without support you will just need to rotate/position them accordingly.

Print Settings of current Test Lock:

Layer Height:- 2.0
Infill:- 20%

You will need to drill 3 holes through the door, 1 8mm centre hole for the shaft and two 6mm holes for the rods that connect the two handle parts.

You may need to do a light sand to the square end of the shaft to fit into the lock part as it meant to be a snug fit. The shaft is slightly shorter then required so that you can tighten the lock up firm as the lock works on friction to work properly.

I have uploaded the stl files but if requested I can upload the files in a different format, what ever Creo 2 permits.

slidingdoorlock_combined.stl provided for viewing combined lock NOT FOR PRINTING

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Jun 19, 2017 - Modified Jun 19, 2017

Hello, Is there any way to modify the distance between the screw holes on the door handles? My screen door has holes pre-drilled, but they are further apart than this model. When I try to modify the part in Fusion 360, I cannot as it appears to be locked as one complete part. I tried to convert from Mesh to t-spline but it would not allow it either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


The lock works great. Like others who commented, I had to put one up to keep my toddler from sliding the door open and closed. I'd suggest printing in ABS if possible. The first one I did was PLA and the first time he pulled hard on the door, the clasp broke.

Noseydan - Thanks! It works great.

This looks like it should work perfectly on a sliding "barn door" I have that I need to lock. Warming up the printer now, will report back!

I am interested in anyones feed back that has printed my lock, i am always looking to improve it.

awesome!, my little baby girl loves to open the screen door, so this just saved me a few bucks and a lot of time!!!

Thanks. My two year old was the driving force behind me making the lock in the first place.