Introduction: Multipurpose Pull-up Bar

This project and creation features a standard Pull-up bar however, it includes a spin on the standard use. This design differs from the standard one bar, one position, one height by including a removable bar and three additional places where the bar can be put to further allow many more exercises that benefit, improve, and ease into increasing a person's strength. Therefore, from these included features it has been named Multipurpose. This project works by utilizing the high density of the wood to ensure a fixed hold and to hold all additional weight applied to it when in use.

Various factors such as torque, integrity, and durability are all at strong points within this build due to the supplies used which all ensure that this pull-up bar will be long lasting and not break and most importantly a worth while project.


1 2"x4"x8' treated lumber cut

2 3"x4x"x8' treated lumber posts

1 3"x6"x6' treated lumber cut

Note - All height specifications are based off the height of the people who will use the bar

box of 1 1/2" nails

box of 5 1/8" screws

box of 2 1/2" screws

12 90 degree metal braces

3/4" hole drill bit (hole saw)

metal rod greater than 4ft in length (solid recommended)

2 bar clamps


hand saw

tape measure



Step 1: Measuring & Cutting Holes

Prior to cutting and fitting, first you must measure your desired lengths for your bar. Within the bar featured above, it consists of four fittings, one on the bottom for sit ups, two in the middle for for assisted back training and decline and incline push ups, and one on the top for pull-ups, chin-ups, etc. Mind that each fitting consists of two holes, so four fittings are eight holes and the more fittings means more holes which reduces the overall integrity. When measuring, measure what ever preferred length desired, but in terms of width make sure the holes are in the midpoints of the cuts of wood.

Step 2: Cutting the 2x4x8

Cut the 2"x4"x8' into 2 2"x4"x4'. As you are cutting, constantly make sure each cut is straight because these will be later attached onto the top and bottom of the posts to form a frame. When finished cutting, lay the two new pieces aside.

Step 3: Cutting the 3"x6"x6' Cut

Cut this piece into two identical pieces by using the handsaw, ruler, pencil, and some form of leverage so the cut doesn't cave in on itself when cutting through. When finished, one again lay these two pieces to the side as they will be used again in relation to the frame made.

Step 4: Assembling the Frame and Interior Braces

Once every hole and piece of wood is cut into the desired lengths, fit the 2 2"x4"x4' cuts above and below the 2 3"x4"x8' posts to make a frame. While doing this, use the bar clamps as a temporary holding for the frame. Once this hold is made, drill four holes in every corner using the hand drill and insert the 2 1/2" screws in each hole for a total of 16 total screws.

Once the Frame is assembled, strengthen it by using 4 braces on the interior in each corner and attach each with 8 nails and a hammer which further increases the strength of the frame

Step 5: Attaching Anti-Torque

Once the frame is made, lay it down on an elevated surface and use the bar clamps again to attach the two 3"x6"x3' to the base of the frame. For each cut being on both sides, make sure that there is an equal distance from one end to the 3"x4"x8' post. Attach these by using 3 5 1/8" screws in the middle on the cut, spaced evenly and finish by using 8 90 degree braces (2 for each corner) and nail with a hammer

Step 6: Fitting the Bar

When everything in the frame component are assembled, insert the metal bar wherever it is preferred to perform your exercise or show off the bar

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