We built a door on one end of the coop out of 5/4 boards (the first problem). It has the z shaped brace of 2x4s. The door is recessed half way in the frame (the second problem). Now, on our other door like this, we have a sliding latch to lift and slide to go in, and a hook/eye on the other side so it doesn't blow open while we are in there. We would like BOTH doors to now open from either side (so the first would need to be changed as well). The doors are too thin (unless we add a 2x4 or something) for a regular latch or knob, and all of the gate ones with the thumb release on the handle of the outside part won't work on a recessed door. I have taken out numerous books from the library, been to every hardware & farm store within 40 miles, and can't come up with anything. Does anyone have any ideas??? If you have pics, that would be great, as I am a very visual person. Thank you!