How to Install Metal Base Plates on Wood Doors
A metal base plate protects the bottom sides of your door from dings, scratches and scuffs. Wood door base plates come in two types: adhesive-backed and screw-on. A screw-on base plate requires putting holes in your door, while an adhesive-backed one does not. If you may ever remove the base plate, consider which of the two will work best. An adhesive-backed base plate is peeled off for removal. Installation requires centering the base plate so that it is even on the bottom edge and the two sides. The base plate shouldn't interfere with opening or closing of the door.