Originally Posted by Full.Monte
Thanks! That's a good idea. I didn't understand how to use a hasp without bending it 90 degrees, but then I was thinking about mounting it on the outside of the bed frame. Mounting it on the inside of the storage compartment makes sense. I didn't quite understand how Scarab0008's solution would work without your explanation.
Don's idea is good
- but it is different from my idea. I didn't concept it that way because the top of the base box needs to be pretty solid to mount the swing plate like that.
Below is a picture to illustrate the way I suggested (just picture the lid being larger). The screws are all hidden when closed - the swing plate is screwed or bolted to the thick wood of the deck lid - and the loop for the lock is simply screwed into the base. Plus you can put a block behind the loop for more strength.
I would use 2 and put both them on the "foot" of the base box so you could hold them open with only 1 person like The Arnolds suggested.
Either way, maybe the hasps could be placed at the corners to take advantage of the add'l framing?