How to Build the Hobie Wall

Items you need:

  • (15) 2X6’s
  • (8) 2X4’s
  • (100+-) 2 ½ inch screws
  • (4) 1 ½ inch screws. These are to screw into the metal poles so they won’t spin
  • (2) 1 ¼ inch Galvanized Rigid Steel Conduit (10’ each) (Don’t use light weight conduit or chain link fence posts, they will bend
  • 20 Metal Connector Plates (optional)

  • Height- 7’6” –You can build it taller of course, but I use the wall primarily for my upper body, and didn’t want to use my legs too much jumping to grab the top of the wall
  • Width- 7’ –I cut the 2X6′s down to 7′ because I wanted the metal poles to stick out 3′
  • The “crawl space” is 15”
  • The bottom metal bar (muscle-up trainer) is 5’6”
  • The top metal bar is just below the top 2X6 (the 2X6 helps hold the bar in place).
  • The “trusses” that hold the wall up, are 8’ long and just over 5’ tall. I built them to go just under the muscle-up bar so if/when I decide to raise that bar higher, they won’t be in the way.
  • Also, I put the trusses together with metal connector plates. It was a little more expensive and time consuming, but made a more durable/cleaner looking truss. A quicker and simpler way to put them together would be to do as you see in the two bottom left had pictures.


  1. Mike Wilson April 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks for posting the plans to build the wall. Looks like a new project might be coming up.

  2. Brett R April 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    This is awesome! Looking forward to putting this into practice! thank you

  3. Ernesto May 2, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Hobie, so the metal bars are to do pull ups and what else you use them for…? thank you for sharing this machine…!

    • Hobie Call May 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      I actually use the lower bar for muscle-up trainers (as I like to call them). I should have a video up within a few weeks showing all of the walls uses.

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