I plan to use rare earth magnets as latches on a couple of tall, narrow cabinet doors. The cabinet has a center verticle piece that acts as a stop. The plan is to install two per door maybe 1/4 of the door height from top and bottom. The magnets I have are 1/2" and holding one on either side of two 1/8" strips there seems to be plenty of holding power. I planned to inlet them about 1/8" into the door and the stop and cover them with plugs.
Does this sound feasible? Should I use 3 instead of 2? The middle one could always be added later if there is not enough strength. Will these magnets retain their strength for a long time? They would be kind of a pain to remove if installed in this fashion. I thought of using the cups but don't really want them to show.