Garden Pull-Up/chin-up Bar

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Introduction: Garden Pull-Up/chin-up Bar

Build your own pull-up/chin-up bar whit common materials in less than an hour.

Materials needed:

Two wooden beams (180 cm).

Two iron pins attachable to the wooden beams

Eight hex screws

Approximately one meter galvanized pipe

Two end fittings for the pipe 


Tools needed:

Ratchet wrench

Drill bit (a little wider than the galvanized pipe)

A drill

A hammer and a piece of wood (beam) 



Step 1: Mark the Beams

Take the beams and mark a cross 6 cm from the top.

Step 2: Drill a Hole

Drill a hole all the way through the beam where the cross is marked.

Step 3: Attach the First Beam

Find a nice spot where you want to work out.

Knock the first iron pin in the ground using the hammer and the short piece of wood.

“If you don’t have access to the iron pins, you can buy longer beams, dig a hole and attach them with concrete.”

screw the first beam to the iron pin using the hex screws and the ratchet wrench. The hole in the top of the beam must be facing the location of your second beam.

Step 4: Attach the Second Beam

Knock the second iron pin in the ground whit a distance of 80 cm from the first beam (if you have a longer pipe you can place the second iron pin from a longer distance).

Just like in the previous step you attach the beam to the iron pin using the hex screws and ratchet wrench.

Step 5: Attach Pipe

Take the galvanized pipe, put it through the two top holes of the beams and attach the two end fittings.

Step 6: You Are Done

You are done

Now you can enjoy working out in the garden.

And your kids can play with it to.

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    23 Discussions

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    angelabchua
    angelabchua

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! I've been doing Crossfit and would love one of these in my yard so I can practice all my pullups!

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    ElenaR31
    ElenaR31

    Question 2 years ago on Step 1

    Hi could you kindly tell whether your installation with iron pins resists with time and exercices? We are thinking to make such kind of project in our back yard, and would like to avoid to use beton. Thank you in advance.

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    rsasurfer
    rsasurfer

    4 years ago

    So I can do pull up and muscle ups however when lipping it's not sturdy ... Any ideas ... I guess I got "softish" sand .... Maybe cement? But will it be stable? I donno and pulling up the pegs are tough ?

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    rsasurfer
    rsasurfer

    Reply 4 years ago

    Lol ... Kipping ... Not lipping ... Sorry, fat finger issues :).

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    EricM7
    EricM7

    4 years ago

    Any update to how these have held up over time?

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    HHarry
    HHarry

    Reply 4 years ago

    I recently moved and brought the pull-up bar to my new home. The soil at my new place is to weak to keep the iron pins firmly in place over time. So i dug a hole and poured a mixture of cement and sand (we call it stabilise) in the hole, this works great.

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    nadavaha
    nadavaha

    4 years ago

    Thos is a great project! Has anyone used this with TRX? Wondering if this setup would withstand the horizontal/diagonal forces vs mostly vertical force in pullups.

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    trmoses
    trmoses

    4 years ago

    Do you do anything other than pull ups, like leg raises, or offset pull ups? I'm buying a new house soon, and leaning toward concrete, but it sure would be easier to hammer in a couple stakes.

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    anguyen47
    anguyen47

    7 years ago

    Is the bar firm in place or does it spin or loose when using?

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    ChristianG49
    ChristianG49

    Reply 5 years ago

    you can use some screws from the front to lock the pipe!
    what a great instructable! thanks!

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    HHarry
    HHarry

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It is not firm in place. But it does not spin when I use it.

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    kimzandlisa
    kimzandlisa

    5 years ago on Introduction

    does anyone know where these iron spikes can be found in Australia???

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    Deckard69
    Deckard69

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Looks great - Going to have a go at this! What size (thickness) beams/posts did you use? They look similar to fencing posts.

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    bcalantas
    bcalantas

    7 years ago on Step 6

    How much weight can this Setup take?

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    Morsing
    Morsing

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Is it stabile enough to do muscle up and kipping pull ups ?

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    Peggy4
    Peggy4

    8 years ago on Introduction

    So cement is not used here? Is it still sturdy?

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    HHarry
    HHarry

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yes it is still sturdy. So far no problems.

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    Snipe8200
    Snipe8200

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Nice but i made my own simple one which works very well

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    jbuford
    jbuford

    9 years ago on Introduction

    OUTSTANDING IDEA!!! Why didn't I think about this? Now I wish I hadn't bought all that Quickcrete for my project.