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Surface Mounted Cedar Chest Lock and Latch

Item #
28233
Rating:
88% of 100

To unlock, turn key and push in button. Stamped steel with an antique brass finish. Measures 2-3/8" x 2". Child Safety Feature - This lock cannot be shut without pushing in the button on the front of the lock. Therefore, a child cannot get into the chest and be accidentally locked inside.

(1) Surface Mounted Cedar Chest Lock and Latch
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number C8414-KA-4G
Weight 0.3000
Tech Spec
  • Requires a 9/16" diameter boring
  • Keyed alike
Finish Antique Brass
4.4 / 5.0
59 Reviews
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Satisfying to buy new hardware that fits vintage furniture
While I did have to do a little fitting, this latch suits my purposes.
September 29, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Question
In any of the modes, is it possible to have it automatically latch (not necessarily lock) without having to push the button? I'm looking for something just like this that latches hands-free.
September 22, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
As Advertised
Works Great! Flawless and smooth
As Advertised!  Works Flawless and mechanism is smooth!
As Advertised! Works Flawless and mechanism is smooth!
June 13, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
It’s easy to install and very easy to use. I would recommend it for anyone
June 7, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Many Thanks Rockler
Restored an old Murphy 23 chest to sit at the foot of my bed. Thanks for your product i fully restored it with the original key. Very happy with your company and if i restore more furniture later i know to check your site for those hard to find parts that no one else has. I'm sure i will use you in the future. My part came fast and prices were reasonable. Many Thanks Rockler!
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Added Apr 13, 2019
April 13, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Very good
Worked great. Thanks
I made this offering box for my church. The cedar chest lick works beautifully!
The extra key had to be ordered through the special department within Rockler. Great service!
April 10, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cedar chest lock
Just what the doctor ordered, Fit like a glove and works great. Many thanks

Well packaged and arrived promptly.
March 31, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good latch set
Appears to be well made, installation was straight forward, lock worked well after installation compared to some that have started binding after tightening the screws.
March 16, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A+ Excellent Product
I love the child safety feature. It is wonderful.
March 13, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Great
I thank you for help I was about to give up
February 6, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I have an old cedar chest and the lock broke. I searched many sites and this seems like the one I have currently. I can not wait for this to arrive..
Sharee G on Nov 20, 2019
Really the only one available.
kara n on Oct 25, 2019
I have an old cedar chest and the lock broke. I searched many sites and this seems like the one I have currently. I can not wait for this to arrive..
Sharee G on Nov 20, 2019
used before
ray p on Nov 1, 2019
Really the only one available.
kara n on Oct 25, 2019
Lock was broken while moving.
Donna M on Sep 23, 2019
Because we couldn't put the pieces back together from the old one I took off to stain the cedar chest.
debbie turano E on Sep 7, 2019
To replace existing latch...lost the key
Randy H on Sep 3, 2019
I needed it mine is broken.
Ray S on Aug 9, 2019
Clean look, used it on two boxes now. Easy with no mortise to deal with. Works perfect every time.
Edward P on Jul 16, 2019
I have built 12 hope chests using these locks and they look clean and neat ,are child proof and work great
Pat C on Jul 3, 2019
We found a beautiful cedar chest for our granddaughter's 16th birthday but the lock was broken and there was no key. No locksmith or hardware store near us sold any replacements or could fix it. Then I found you on google... Thank you so much.
Sharon J on Jun 14, 2019
for a job
David O on Jun 13, 2019
refurbishing a cedar chest
billy J on May 31, 2019
repair old chest lock
James H on May 19, 2019
Rockler was the only place I could find a lock for the cedar chest I refurbished.
William T on May 7, 2019
I need this for a toy chest build for my new grandson!
Lynn B on Apr 9, 2019
Restoring an old Murphy 23 chest wanted original parts
Karena G on Mar 8, 2019
have an old cedar chest and need a newlock
Robin A on Feb 19, 2019
To replace existing one I bought from you 10 years ago that broke. So it's an exact match. Not pleased that it broke though!
Fred L on Feb 18, 2019
This was just what I wanted
Bill S on Feb 14, 2019
orig lock key was lost many years ago
jerry e on Jan 20, 2019
Because mine is broken
John C on Jan 16, 2019
Ordered this in the past and works great.
George C on Jan 16, 2019
Perfect fit for the application on which I am working.
William Hubbard R on Jan 14, 2019
My wife's cedar chest is over 100 years old and this is the closets' one I could find hope it works ok.
Mark S on Jan 14, 2019
The lock on my cedar chest broke....hopefully this is an exact replacement..
Sue W on Jan 7, 2019
MY HUSBAND COULD NOT FIND THEM ANY WHERE ELSE.
CATHY S on Jan 7, 2019
Replacement for existing lock
gary b on Jan 5, 2019
Making a hope chest for our granddaughter.
Cordell W on Dec 27, 2018
Replacement
Bobby on Dec 18, 2018
trying to fix our lane chest for grandaughter
Dennis H on Dec 14, 2018
Replacement lock for refinishing project
Paul H on Nov 28, 2018
redoing a antique mahogany chest
Raymond S on Oct 29, 2018
Replacing the broken one from a cedar chest
MATTHEW E on Sep 20, 2018
Replacing one just like it on my cedar chest.
Ellen J on Jul 19, 2018
new chest for new grand daughter in law
ed s on Jul 1, 2018
my lock broke
Leo L Curran J on Jun 7, 2018
I am replacing a lock on an older cedar chest and this is the only one I found that looks like it matches the old one.
Janice I on May 31, 2018
It seems to be identical to one I need to replace.
Samuel M on May 8, 2018
for hope chest I am building for my grand daughter.
Harold S on Apr 4, 2018
Just what I wanted
Wilferd J on Mar 26, 2018
replacing original lock that was broken.
Ronald Z on Mar 19, 2018
I have an antique chest that needed a lock. This item fit the bill.
Edward K on Jan 11, 2018
Couldn't find one at any of my local woodworking places and this looks like it will fit the cedar chest I'm refinishing for my daughter's place. Thanks Rockler!
Scott W on Dec 18, 2017
We had an issue with our lock sticking. We watched your video and found it very helpful. Thought it was a good time to replace it.
SUSAN L N on Dec 14, 2017
Good feedback from a friend of mine about your products.
EDDIE RAY P on Nov 9, 2017
The lock is a perfect fit for the remake of an old chest
Abraham R on Nov 3, 2017
Using this for a cedar chest for granddaughter. Have used in the past, and they work well.
Dale L on Sep 28, 2017
Right product for the application
Annie G on May 22, 2017
perfect for my wooden project
Brenda L on May 13, 2017
I like this lock works well in cedar chest I custom build and my customers like the way it works
STEPHEN N on Apr 16, 2017
used before
ray p on Nov 1, 2019
Lock was broken while moving.
Donna M on Sep 23, 2019
CAN I GET THE KEY ONLY FOR THIS LOCK?
A shopper on May 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Replacement keys for this lock are available from the Rockler Technical Service department..
What lock can be used to replace a lane cedar chest lock? The old lock has patent number 1759401 and 1759402
Theresa P on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a lane cedar chest with lock. That lock in not a surface mount - it is recessed into the wood and the latch on the top hits the chest wall about mid-wall width. This lock is a surface mount and works very well and I have put them on a number of cedar chests that I have built. The latch on the top meets the locking mechanism about 1/8 inch beyond the wall width. Therefore it would be very different, but that said. It will replace your lock and the will surface mount. you will have to remove the latch and install the new latch in the correct location. Any handy person can make it work, but it is not a direct replacement. button will still through hole, key will work great. surface mount might need some fill-in pieces, and old latch will have to be removed and the new latch installed. Have fun.
Can an additional key be purchased ?
A shopper on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The item number is 55652, and the item may be ordered by phone at 800-279-4441.
Will this lock work on a Roos sweetheart chest?
Susan K on Dec 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have never made a Roo's sweetheart chest never even heard of it
I have an old cedar chest but have lost the key. It's a Lane and about 50 years old. Is there a way to get a new key made if I remove the whole locking mechanism and take it to a locksmith?
Cathy on Feb 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can search for heritage furniture and they are the lane cedar chest people now if it matches their system with serial number they will send you a new lock there was a recall several years ago I just found out about it so I'm now waiting for my new lock good luck
Have a wood jewelry display case glass front & sides, key is lost. We drilled out locks, now need 2 locks, what type of lock should I look for?
Nina C on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think this is what you need. This is made especially for a cedar chest, and it's designed to prevent a child from getting locked in. There should be another type of surface mounted lock that would be better suited for your needs.
I have a stewart norwalk cedar chest Tennessee ref cedar. And I'm missing the key do you have a key for it ? Or a lock that I can replace with a key that will fit ?
aaron on Jan 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That doesnt really answer my question tho... will the lock fit on my particular chest tho ?
What to do if the lock is stuck and the chest will not open because the button will not push in?
Arlyn P on Aug 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I held the button for five second and then push down on the lid whale holdi the button and the pulled up on the center of the lid [as I held the button] with wall the force in my arms and upper half of my body this is ussall the result of the latch being forced to release and the enturnal mechinismems of the latching unit being bent and the safty key lock mechanism benig damaged
How do I get the old lock out? Do I just pry it? I have the screws out but it's not budging and I'm afraid of breaking something.
Mark J on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If it like the one pictured you should be able to push it out from the front. It may be stuck due to paint. If it doesn't push out I would try to turn the lock from the back side to break the bond then it should come right out.Enter
Can you pick your cedar cheat lock? My mother has one and has lost the key
Carole M on Jul 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is a fairly simple lock, so with a set of lockpicks it should be relatively easy. Also, additional keys are available through Rockler Technical Service Dept.
Will this work on a Lane Cedar Chest style 1850? Thanks!
Teresa H on Aug 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea. It worked fine on an old cedar chest that belonged to my grandmother that I recently restored. I don't really care for the way the locking mechanism works, however.
What is the length of the key barrel?
Fred G on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If I remember , the key barrel was 7/8" the barrel does stick out just a bit when using 3/4" lumber. I have installed this lock in six hope chests for my granddaughters. I chose this lock because the kid can not get locked inside the chest accidentally.
Do you have a lock and key for style 1400 Lane cedar chest?
Cyndy K on Nov 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have made 5 cedar chests and used Rockler’s part number 28233 on each of them. They worked really well. Had no problem installing them.
How to unlock the box?
Jarrod S on Nov 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The instructions say to turn key and push in button I was unable to initially unlock in this manner I found that he key has to be inserted correct orientation if wont unlock rotate key 180 degrees and try again hope this helps
Do you have this in a rustic brown finish?
Kenneth M on Apr 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not, only the silver body and brown key portion
Can I install this through a 2x4?
Dave D on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. The key cylinder is about 7/8" protrusion and will work perfectly in 3/4" material. I have purchased five of these locks and they are exactly what is required!....
I have a cedar chest that needs a replacement lock, but the front panel is deeper than most. It is 1 1/8” deep. Any ideas where to get one that depth?
Kim D on Jan 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The lock I bought is for 3/4 " thick bpard
I have a Lane Cedar Chest Style NO. 2210 Serial NO. 849201 and the lock popped out a few months ago where one of the springs was lost. So now I am trying to find a replacement lock and I am just wondering if this lock would fit my cedar chest?
Brianna M on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I built two cedar chest and these locks worked very well for me.
I have a broken lock from National Lock Co. Pat#91918879 in brass. Is this a replacement for that type lock?
Peter P on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: By the picture that is shown, it is the same lock. It has a safety feature that a child cannot accidently lock oneself in the chest.
Willis
I have a lane cedar chest lock model # 25-1 . I want to replace it. Can I use the model# 28233 ?
Sandra D on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As near as I could determine the lane cedar chest lock model 25-1 is recessed into the front of the chest. I do not have the dimensions of the recess. The model #28233 is a surface mounted lock that mounts on the inside of the chest with a through hole to accommodate the key cylinder. If the recess area does not interfere with mounting of the model #28233, theoretically, you could use it as a replacement. However, you would want to fill in the void (recess area) in some manner to get a clean look to the completed installation. I would advise that you search the Internet on the lane cedar chest lock model # 25-1 as there is a safety issue with that lock as it relates to small children potentially locking themselves inside the chest. Good luck.
I have a Shaker chest of drawers with 2 cabinet doors. I keep my medicine in one. I want to install a lock on this so my grandkids cannot access. It appears that the cedar chest lock would work well for this. Do you think so or do you have something else for that? Hardware is dark antique brass. Thank you.
Debbie on Oct 13, 2016