Ball catch from scrap

A ball catch is a kind of door hardware that is commonly used on the cabinet door, but it can also be used on various other doors. Essentially, ball catches are a nice alternative to magnetic catches. On this page you are introduced to two ways of making a ball catch from various leftovers or waste that you can find in your workshop. Ball catches may be of different sizes and that is why the drawings do not contain any dimensions, but you are given only different views to help you see how to make them. As shown in the first example, a piece of soft rubber can be used instead of a spring. We hope that this project of ours will inspire you to develop your own ball catches.


Drive in ball catch plan

Drive in ball catch plan


Drive in ball catch drawing



Cabinet door ball catch


Cabinet door ball catch plan


Cabinet door ball catch drawing