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tjsupe


Dec 30, 2007, 5:42 PM
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Quick question about putting up my hangboard:

First off I cant put it over a doorway so I am forced to use a wall in my garage but I dont want it directly on the wall because I wouldnt be able to work out correctly that way. I want to build some sort of extension off the wall with some plywood attached so I can bolt the hangboard to it.

Has anyone ran into that same problem and what were your solutions?

I am thinking of attaching 2x6 nailers to the studs of the garage wall. Then attaching a perpendicular 2x6 to the nailer and have another 2x6 angled from the stud of the wall back to end of the 2x6, creating a 'V' type of bracing. I would use to of those and attache the plywood to that.

My other thought it some sort of angle iron, simlar to what is used in building a shelf on a wall. I dont think that will be strong enough, though.

Hope that wasnt too confusing.


bmike


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you'd probably be better off hanging some 2x6 straight down from the ceiling rafters or joists. trying to create a shelf will require some strong connections as the angled part back to the wall will go into tension when you hang... if you go this route i'd use some all thread or flat metal for this connection - and bolt it tight and with plenty of extra room to the end of the wood.

wood is not great in tension - you'll need proper end distance to your connectors if you 'hang' anything that takes a significant live load. this is increased the further from the wall you want to hang - that lever arm can start to do significant work...

if you do angle back, try setting it up so the angle is below the shelf - this will put the framing in compression.


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and... make one you can tilt too. it gives you a lot of good workouts as easy holds become very hard.


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Put mine above a closet door in the spare bedroom, backed with plywood.


gobennyjo


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What about above the door to the garage and just open the door when you work out


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gobennyjo wrote:
What about above the door to the garage and just open the door when you work out

maybe on an outswing or inswing door, but it probably won't work on overhead doors. in my experience there's no room between the way the door rolls up and the area to access the framing...


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bmike wrote:
gobennyjo wrote:
What about above the door to the garage and just open the door when you work out

maybe on an outswing or inswing door, but it probably won't work on overhead doors. in my experience there's no room between the way the door rolls up and the area to access the framing...


This is the same problem i am currently having too. I cant do a full pull up without hitting my head on the garage door sliders.


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