No feature in a home captures the imagination like a secret compartment or secret passage. But no secret compartment is complete without a secret way to open it. So today, I am going to share with you several ways that you can use a simple hanging candlestick to access the hidden secrets in your house.
Step 2: Select a Latch to Keep the Compartment Closed
Most secret compartments are held closed with some kind of latch. A door latch works well for this kind of application because it is fairly sturdy and reasonably easy to install. I recommend using a simple latch without any locks like the kind used for closets because they are a little easier to work with. So that will be the primary latch that we use in this project. But you can also use other kinds of latches such as cabinet latches, window latches or even fence latches. However if you use one of these, then you may need to modify you construction methods a little.