DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To aid in selecting and installing grab bars for use by individuals with balance, mobility, or lower extremity disabilities. This article, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up," discusses fit and placement, materials, weight support, and installation of grab bars. AUTHOR: Greenstein, D. TITLE: Grab Bars. BOOK: Easy Things to Make to Make Things Easy: Simple Do-It-Yourself Home Modifications for Older People & Others with Physical Limitations. REF: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Brookline Books: p 8. PAGES (including cover) 3. 1997.