Do I *really* need a lock on the sliding door? I know it is ideal...but here's the problem I just discovered after last post. I went out there to try and figure out how I would be putting a latch (of any kind) on the sliding door. First the wood is so thin I am pretty sure anything would splinter it, I would most likely have to put a piece of wood on the back side of it to catch the screw. Then I would run into the problem of the screws wouldn't let me slide the door totally closed/open. Ack!
The pop door is inside of the premade coop run, there are two doors on that and I will be adding another kind of latch to them. PLUS, the whole unit will be inside what I am hoping will end up being a Fort Knox run. We are going to bury
afix a 1x4 on the outside of the sliding door screwed from the inside .. then mount the push/pull onto that wood (the 1x4)
I am unsure on how you mean? If I am seeing what you mean wouldn't the wood on the end where you screw prevent the door from sliding completely open? See how the door goes all the way to the side of the coop.