If you don't have the time or the tools to build your DIY hangboard, have a look on Amazon for a selection of affordable climbing fingerboards. Click any of the pictures below.
Interested in building your own DIY climbing hangboard? Here's a video tutorial that shows you how to do it. Check out the above construction scheme as well - you can print it out for reference.
This blog post is part of a series of articles showing you how to build your climbing fingerboard and how to do your hangboard workouts.
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Materials and tools you'll need:
- A 2 or 2.5 cm thick plywood board (I used a recycled board from our climbing gym, hence the bad looks of my board)
- Two wood rails (hard wood like oak, birch, etc.)
- T nuts
- 6 self drilling screws
- 4 expansion bolts (with plastic expansion elements)
- Climbing holds, of course (I have a few resin holds and the rest are wooden holds made by me from flooring pieces)
- A jigsaw
- A drill (and a few drill bits, including one for drilling in concrete walls and one for the head of the screws)
- A wrench and bolts + washers (⌀ 10 mm ) for the holds - hex bolts for resin holds and regular bolts for wooden holds
- You should pre-drill the wood rails and the hangboard. If you don't, the wood rails may crack as you try to place the self drilling screws through them.
- Make sure the diameter of the holes in the rails is smaller than the diameter (⌀) of self drilling screws.
- Instead of measuring where the bolt holes will be on the wall, I suggest you stamp the four marks above the door frame. To do that, you place four paper stubs in the rails (mounted on the board); add some paint on their ends which stick out and then place the board where you want it to be; press it against the wall (click here to see the exact portion of the video tutorial).
- You can make most of the holds out of wood scraps (medium crimpers and small crimpers) but I advise you to buy a few bad resin slopers (bad = hard to hold onto)
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