Making A Lock? 2.0

My first question was for a wooden box. This one asks: Can someone please help me by giving me tips on making a lock for a door? I want to lock up my tool shed, as it has a door, covered in tarp. The tarp keeps the rain out, if you are wondering, because the door is wood and chicken wire. Help, please? There's so many clever people at Instructables I know I'll get good answers. I have a pen cap and a bobby pin, if that helps.


Thank Ya'll
TN777


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Burf5 years ago
Rather than trying make something that may not work, I'd buy something like this gate latch. You can get them at almost any hardware store for less than $5 U.S.
Slip a padlock on it when you want it locked.
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TN777 (author)  Burf5 years ago
Chicken Wire is stronger than you think.
canucksgirl5 years ago
Do you have a picture you can upload?

I'm having trouble visualizing your "tarp covered wood door and chicken wire" combination... (With a picture, it might be easier to offer you some suggestions).
TN777 (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
I'll upload a pic tonite.
rickharris5 years ago
I assume this lock isn't to keep people out as they can simply cur the tarp and wire so just to keep the door secure a simple hook and eye will do you.

Make a hook fro a wire coat hanger and attach to the door with a suitable staple or eye fixed to hook it into.