In order to best show how to build your own ceiling mounted pull up bar, I figured I’d make the below video which takes you through the whole process step by step!
In order to get your shopping cart organized though, follow the below list and you will be ready to tackle this project yourself!
- 1 x 54″ 2×4 or 2×6 wooden board
- 1 x 1″ diameter 36″ long steel pipe, threaded on both ends
- 2 x 1″ diameter 8″ long steel pipe, threaded on both ends
- 2 x 1″ diameter 90 degree elbow fitting
- 2 x 1″ diameter floor flange
- 8 x 1/4″, 2.5 inch long lag screws, plus flat washers
- 8 x 3/8″, 4 inch long lag screws
- Drill and drill bit set
- Socket Set/Impact driver
- Tape measure
Follow the instructions in the above video and you too will have a ROCK SOLID pull up bar to use at home! I weight about 185 lbs and the bar I built in the video doesn’t budge even when kipping or swinging on it a bit. The bar can be used for any variety of pull ups, different grips, toes to bars, front lever, back lever, anything else your imagination can come up with!
Special Note: If you want to make multiple pull up stations, you can easily accomplish this with threaded pipe as well, but I would use a T-fitting to create additional vertical supports, and no more than 48 inches between vertical supports.
I’d love to see pictures of your own pull up bars, so please share links or videos in the comment section below!
And if you have any ideas to improve this bar, I’d love to hear about that as well.