One of the joys of having an old pole barn for a shop is the heaving of the poles between summer and winter. This plays some havoc with the alignment of the striker plates on my entry door. For the past 3 years I've moved the strikers either up or down at various times of the year. Without warning I'll come home to find my shop door wide open as the jamb has shifted again and the door latch comes unlatched. Well no more, I decided to make my own strike plate with some play room built in.
Here you can see how much the jamb has risen since last week when it was in the 30's. Typically it shifts back and forth about 1/2"- 5/8", so hopefully the elongated striker plate holes will prevent any future adjustments.
Used some 3 1/2" decking screws to attach the plate, so should hold much better than the previous ones.
It did get a rattle can finish before final install too.