Hello Lana, and thank you for your recent inquiry regarding this item from Prime-Line Products. Our goal is to make your shopping experience as easy as possible, but sometimes there are products like this one that requires additional information in regards to the specifics of your existing and/or desired hardware. To answer your question, this latch has to extend horizontally once mounted, yet this item does happen to be a child safety device, designed to restrict toddlers from accessing closed cabinet drawers. Please feel free to contact Prime-Line Products directly where a Customer Service Representative there can better assist you with your inquiry. You may also send photos in for us to visualize precisely what you are inquiring about.
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