Door Frame Fit Guide

“Will Porta-Hang work on my door?”

This is one of the most common questions we get from potential new customers at Porta-Hang. With no shortage of different styles, sizes and shapes of doors out there, at first glance it may seem overwhelming to determine this for oneself. That’s why we put together this Fit Guide to provide an overview of some basic key factors to consider when determining if Porta-Hang door hangers are right for your environment.


As you may have seen in our How To use tutorial page, the optimal doorway sizes to use our door hangers effectively on are from 4-1/2” to 6” deep (from the front of the doorway to the back) and trim 2-1/2 to 4" tall (the height of the upper-most piece of trim above the door). Trim measuring less than or greater than this range will most likely not be a good fit. 


See our examples below to show what good placement looks like for the Porta-Hang door hangers, featuring the Happy Fingers pocket and Clown Nose pinch holds. Refer back to this guide when travelling as well to quickly assess your hotel room, Air BnB, dorm room or new home door ways.



Door Frames

Most door frames will fit the range to the right. Hotels and many homes will have trim which is 2-1/2” or 3”. Homes with Craftsman style trim ranges from 3-1/2” to 5” or more. The trim must have a flat ledge on top and be at lease 3/8” thick.


Measure your trim like this. Put a tape measure or ruler on the ledge. This trim for example is 3”. Some doors will have extra material below the trim. In this case there is 1/2” of additional wood below the trim, which is normal. If this additional wood is more than 1/2”, the Porta-Hang may not fit.

Porta-Hang is made to fit small to medium trim found in most homes. Check the fit guide below for details.

Porta-Hang Fit Guide

Fit to 2-1/2” trim; Excellent fit and very secure.

Fit to 3” Trim; also good fit and very secure

Fit to 3-1/2” Trim – Good fit and very secure

Fit to 4” trim – This is a good fit for Porta-Hang 2.0. We made 2.0 flexible which gives it a little more adjustment for the trim size.

This 4"+ door trim is too tall and the Porta-Hang does not fit.

Here's a good placement on 2-1/2" trim with our demo board.

Door frames vary in size and this is meant to be a guide. As always, test your Porta-Hang on your door before using for a workout. If you feel unsafe, do not use and contact our support team.