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.

Here we present the plans for the development of two types of ball catch: Drive in ball catch and Cabinet door ball catch.


Ball catch from scrap
Project difficulty
Skill level
for advanced beginners
Level of workshop equipment
Basic hand toools

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.



Drive in ball catch plan
Drive in ball catch - Drawing
Cabinet door ball catch plan
Cabinet door ball catch - Drawing


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. 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.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan