Cabin hooks are a widely used mechanism suitable for keeping windows and doors open and they can be used as an additional locking mechanism for low security purposes. You’ll find cabin hooks on a number of items such as French doors, gates, cottage doors, barn doors, cabinets and cupboards. They are also suitable for mobile homes to secure doors and cabinets while on the move on caravans, boats or yachts.

Things you will need to fit a cabin hook

  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Cabin hook & eye

Step 1

Firstly, you will need to decide where the best placement for your cabin hook and eye is, and this is all down to personal preference. So, before you continue this guide, make sure you have a good idea of where you want it to be located. A tip for French doors is to install them on the bottom of the door.

Step 2

Position the eye onto the door while using a pencil to mark where it will sit. Use a spirit level to make sure it is level, and begin to screw in the fixings.

Step 3

Use a tape measure to measure the perfect distance for the hook to be fixed while providing a comfortable fitting into the eye. Now, mark the position of the screws for the hook and ensure it is level; then screw in the fixings.

If you completed the above steps, you should now have a door or gate that doesn’t swing open and slam against the door frame or wall while in use. If you require a cabin hook, we stock a wide variety on our Charles Watson website.