Making a PVC ballet barre is an easy and economical way to put together your own barre for practice or performance. PVC pipe is both lightweight and strong, making it the perfect material for a durable dance studio accessory. With just a few steps and some basic tools, you can make your own PVC ballet barre in no time!
Step 1: Gather the Supplies
The first step in making your PVC ballet barre is to gather all of the necessary supplies. You will need two 10-foot lengths of 1-inch diameter PVC pipe, four 90-degree elbow connectors, two 45-degree elbow connectors, four 3/4-inch T-connectors, and eight end caps. It is also helpful to have a saw or hacksaw to cut the pipes down to the desired size.
Step 2: Cut the Pipe
Once you have all of your supplies together, you can start cutting the pipe down to size. The standard height for a ballet barre is 36 inches from the floor; use this as your guide as you measure and cut each piece of pipe. You will need two 36-inch pieces as well as two 12-inch pieces for each side of the barre.
Step 3: Assemble
Now that all of your pieces are cut down to size, it’s time to start assembling them together. Begin by connecting one 90-degree elbow connector onto each end of one of the 36-inch pieces.
Then connect one T-connector onto each end of one 12-inch piece and attach them onto the elbow connectors on either side of the 36-inch piece. Attach another 12-inch piece onto each side using two 45-degree elbow connectors at either end.
Step 4: Secure
Once all four pieces are attached together, you can secure them by adding end caps to each open end. Make sure they are tightly secured so that there is no movement in any part of the barre.
Making a PVC ballet barre is an easy way to create your own dance studio accessory without breaking the bank! With just a few simple steps and some basic tools, you can have your very own custom PVC ballet barre in no time at all!