Build a Pull Up Bar: Design

Build a Pull Up Bar: Design

byBrandon Heavey|March 5, 2013 The design of the pull up bar is the most critical element.  You must account for structural concerns, usability and optimize for the space you have available.  It’d be nice to be able to provide a set of plans that will work for everyone, but unfortunately,...
Build a Pull Up Bar: Anchoring

Build a Pull Up Bar: Anchoring

byBrandon Heavey|January 22, 2013 Continuing the homemade pull up bar series… if you missed the overview, materials, design or tools posts, be sure to check those out.   Ok, today we’re going to get into the nitty gritty – anchoring.  This is a very important topic, it’s...
Build a Pull Up Bar: Tools

Build a Pull Up Bar: Tools

byBrandon Heavey|January 7, 2013 This is part 3 in the build your own pull up rig series.  You can find part 1 – the overview here and part two on materials here.   Tools of the Trade There are relatively few tools required to form your raw materials into a working pull up structure. ...
Build a Pull Up Bar: Materials

Build a Pull Up Bar: Materials

byBrandon Heavey|December 26, 2012 In the initial post in this series I showed you the three pull up bars I’ve built previously.  Today I’d like to review the materials used to construct these bars.  As I eluded to in the first post, the materials list is surprisingly simple.  The two...
Build a Pull Up Bar: Overview

Build a Pull Up Bar: Overview

byBrandon Heavey|December 18, 2012 I have built 3 pull-up bar rigs to date.  These have ranged from modest to huge super structures meant to accommodate over 40 people.  Each of the bars was built using the same basic, easy to work with materials.  With proper planning, a few basic tools and a free...