DIY Fork Door Lock

One can never be complacent about home security these days. Just when you think your home is 100 percent safe, a burglary catches you off-guard.

There are 2.5 Million burglaries each in the US alone. In fact, a burglary occurs in that country every 13 seconds! Some 66% of these involve home break-ins.

That’s why it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you can install an additional door lock for added security, do it. Installing a home security system can be costly, but not installing one could cost you even more.

But then extra security does not always require a hefty investment. Sometimes, all you need is a little creativity and effort.

Consider a fork door lock. It’s inexpensive, easy to install, and it works! However, you’ll have to choose your fork wisely to ensure its durability. The prongs should be between 1 ¾”-2” in length for it to work properly.

You won’t need a lot for this. Check out the list below.


  • Fork
  • Marker


  • Vise
  • Hammer
  • Hand saw

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Thanks to Phil Crockett for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…