I knew that I wanted solid brass, so I did some shopping around. Baldwin makes them in custom sizes, with a lifetime warranty. They are pricey, but I found mine 40% off at Build.com.
Our door is 33-1/4 wide and the bottom panel where the kick plate would sit is 9 inches high. I wanted space all around, so I ordered mine 6" x 30" and it fit perfectly. There were several brass finishes to choose from. I chose satin. It took about 6 weeks to arrive.
Here are the tools you will need.
Tools & Supplies
- Kick plate
- Pilot hole drill bit
- Philips head attachment
Step 1: Hold the kick plate approximately where you want it and check to see that it is level.
Step 2: Mark just two holes at the far right and the far left and drill two pilot holes.
Step 3: Screw in just those two screws.
Step 4: Check again to be sure it's level.
Step 5: Now drill in the rest of your pilot holes.
Step 6: Screw in the rest of the screws.
Step 7: Sit back and admire your handiwork.