Building a Pull Up Bar
You can find a bar for pull ups or an edge to hang from nearly everywhere. But you are here to go one step further. This plan will lead you to build a pull up bar such as mine. It is about 6 years old and carried up to 250kg. It still works the way it should, although I have moved 3 times since I built it.
The picture shows you a corner Pull Up Bar, that is build for limited space. But you can easily make it a parallel to wall standing pull up bar by adding two spacer pieces that holds the pull up bar to the wall.
What you need (35-40€)
- square timber, 10cm x 10cm, length minimum 4 meters
- metal water pipe, diameter 30mm, length 1-1,5 meters
- 22 wood screws
- 2 long screws, length: 7-9cm
- 4 metal right angle
- 4 dowls, that knot when screwed
- 80-100cm Metal-Hole-Band
- Metal Drill
- Wood Drill
Cut the square timber in half (two 2meter timber). If you have high ceilings, take a longer timber, so you will be able to hang free.
Now screw the metal right angles to the square timbers, on each one on the outside and one on the inside. The outside one should be about 50cm below the top. The inside one should be 50cm above ground. This is necessary to handle the force you will put on the bar. The next pic shows how I mad it.
Now you have to put the metal-hole-band to the top of the timbers. Make sure that you have a hole in the middle of the timber top, so you will be able to drill the screw in there, that holds the water pipe. Next you drill a hole in the water pipe and put the screw in there. The top ob my timber looks like this. the two metal-hole-bands provide the bar from rotating and the screw from losen up the hole in the timber.
The last step is to drill it all to the wall. I had a friend helping me, it is much easier than trying it on your own.
Do you first pull up and hope you did everything right!
I’m sure you did it right: Greetings!
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