Picture of Outdoor Pull-Up Bar
This instructable will show you how to make an easy and cheap pull-up bar you can mount outside. Pull ups are one of the best exercises and hardest to do. Once you can do them, your body strength will be pretty good.

Step 1: Materials List

Picture of Materials List
The materials list is pretty small, and is pretty flexible, but here is what i used

1 long galvanized pipe
2 shorter pipes
2 elbow pieces
2 mounting rounds
8 wood screws

Tools that will make it easier:
Power Drill
Monkey Wrench (optional)


I really want to make it but I have 2 questions first.

1. The distance between the wall and the bar should be longer right? I mean, did you knees bumped the wall?

2. How much weight or times those screws will hold?

mni ming yun9 months ago


splazem4 years ago
Awesome! I gotta make one of these.
Jayefuu5 years ago
When you get too badass for two arm pull ups, tie a piece of rope to it to help you working towards the almighty one-armer. :D
or just do increased weight ultil you can do one armers.
xenor Jayefuu5 years ago
A similar technique is to just hang a small towel over the bar and use the same way as a rope.
ah-el5 years ago
tanks you
DainiusGB5 years ago
 I know a guy who made a surprisingly strong pull up bar in a doorway from a sturdy piece of driftwood, some wire, and 2 screws.
frenzy (author)  DainiusGB5 years ago
Post some pictures if you have them!
jdtwelve125 years ago
Nice work!

I believe those are chin-ups you're demonstrating.  For pull-ups, the palms of your hands face the other way.  See: http://stronglifts.com/how-to-do-pull-ups-and-chin-ups-with-proper-technique/ for a better explanation of the difference.

One thing I've always noticed with chin-ups is that the body has a tendency to swing under the bar.  (Cheating, or bad form, yes I know.)  Your placement of the bar close to the wall would seem to help encourage good form.  Do your elbows ever bump the wall?
JacobAziza5 years ago
My walls aren't strong enough, so I took two long pipes that go down from the ends of the grip (instead of toward the wall) and rests on the floor. 
Its not as stable as a permanent mount, but it means I don't have to put any holes in the wall.

I find it is much more comfortable if you wrap an old inner tube around the bar (or wear gloves)
solo.card5 years ago
I like it! I have a bar in the garage for a similar purpose...

Just wondered; how do you find doing pull ups so close to a wall?

frenzy (author)  solo.card5 years ago
its pretty ok, the pipes keep it away from the wall enough for sure.
tom-mot5 years ago
 Its pretty cool showing your mates at school 1 handed pull ups :D
this is nice and useful
lemonie5 years ago
Nice bit of purposeful DIY.

milsorgen5 years ago
 I'd make sure to add some cheap general purpose sealant around the pieces you are screwing to the wall to prevent any moisture issues and what not.