|Unfinished Pine French Closet Door|
We considered three very different door systems for our laundry closet; the bi-fold door, the pocket door, and the French door. We choose the latter.
The French door closet latch system has a spring loaded ball mounted on the top of the door. When the door is closed, the spring compresses as the ball hits the striker plate (mounted on the door frame). When the ball intersects the concave area in the plate, the spring is released, pushing the ball up, latching the door.