door vs. carpet
Just to add my .02 in here...open and close the door and then locate any spot where it seems to rub the most. Hopefully it is fairly even all around, but if not, leave it in the spot where it rubs and place something that is approximately 1/4" thick on the hinge side, on the floor. Something nice and flat is great (I have shimms cut to several sizes). If it is pretty even every where, just shut the door and proceed as follows. Use a utility knife to mark the top of the 1/4" spacer and then move the spacer down to the strike side and do the same.
Use a level or comparable straight edge and line up the two marks. Like HS said, scribe with a razor knife (utility knife). Not just enough to make a mark, but actually cut into the veneer.
I put masking tape on the underside of my saw shoe to keep from scratching the door. Rip slow and steady and split the razor thin line right down the middle, keeping only the (left or right depending on which side you're cutting from) edge of the blade on the line.
I too am finding the bottoms thinner than they should be for what the door costs, but like HS said, you can rip another or reuse the existing sometimes.
Last edited by KenTheHandyMan; 11-19-2005 at 11:25 PM.