View Full Version : Home Built Chin-up Bars
06-30-2008, 02:12 PM
Has anyone ever built there own chin-up bar? I would like to build some type of chin-up bar that hangs from the ceiling. So let me know if you have done this before. I have some ideas but just not sure yet.
06-30-2008, 02:16 PM
what kind of ceiling ? and do you plan doing weighted chins??
06-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Just a flat ceiling that is in my small apartment. I plan on starting the P90X program soon.
07-01-2008, 01:03 PM
I remember in one thread in the past, there was a link to a website that showed you how to make your own chin up bar that would hook onto a doorway. Try a search for "homemade equipment" or something similar. I know it's in this forum somewhere.
07-02-2008, 04:01 AM
Cool, I'll look around.
07-02-2008, 10:10 AM
Check these out on eBay, I bought the Joist Mount type and love it! You can go with wall mount, door mount or joist mount. They would be easy enough to duplicate if you have a welder.
07-02-2008, 10:27 AM
check out http://www.crossfit.com for ideas
07-03-2008, 05:04 PM
i wanted the no drill doorway one, and all the amazon reviews (a few different brands make these) contain at least one story about a guy falling down with the bar in his hand because it slipped. just a word of caution.
07-03-2008, 07:49 PM
I built my own chinup bar for P90X, but it free stands on the floor. I used 2 4x4's, some 2x4's and a metal pipe for the bar. I used carriage bolts and wing nuts also. You can totally disassemble them for storage.
I took some pics with my phone, will try to u/l them tomorrow.
I just bought a chinup bar like the one beachbody.com sells that goes in a doorway without having to fasten it.....works great! $50 at a local Fitness Source store.