How to Make A Wall Mounted Ballet Barre

3 Materials
$20
3 Hours
Easy
Kick, squat, bend and dip...as long as you can do all that you have space to install a ballet barre in your home. If you don't have a home gym you can put it in a bedroom, office or in a laundry room and have it double as a way to hang wet clothes.I cut my wood dowel to 44" long. Make your cuts based on your desired length and available space. *Tip wrap painter's tape around the wood when sawing to help prevent the wood from splintering. If you don't have access to a saw have the hardware store cut it for you.
After the cuts are made apply your chosen stain. I chose two stains and layered them starting. This layering effect gave the wood a gray-brown color. Lightly sand the dowel to give it a more rustic look if you prefer.
Use a stud finder to locate the studs on the wall. Mark the holes for the handrail bracket screws. Since studs are usually placed 16 inches apart I was able to place my brackets about 32 inches apart. Drill holes for the brackets and install the screws.
Mark and drill the holes for the handrail brackets. 
Center the wood dowel on the handrails and screw the brackets in place to attach the wood dowel. 

Now bend, squat, kick and dip til you can't dip no more!
If you like this Ballet Barre then check out this $3 DIY Workout Ball Holder and How to Frame a Large Mirror to finish out your home gym. Thank you for checking out this post. Come by and say hi at my website Dream Design DIY.
Happy DIY-ing,Tiffany

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  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 12, 2020

    How do you measure the placement on the wall? Is there a standard height you go by?

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