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Kfish1987

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My daughter wants a ballet barre for home use. As we rent, I do not want to mount anything on the walls. I found directions for a PVC ballet barre on Pinterest and was wondering if anyone has built their own barre before and how stable it is. She would like to stretch on it. Thanks
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jemn

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funny you should ask...we're in the process of building that PVC version (for Christmas). I will keep you posted...

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fishoutofwater

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We gave DD this one for Cmas last year.  Very happy with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Vita-Vibe-BD48-Portable-Freestanding/dp/B003FBOIDG/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1482403561&sr=1-1&keywords=ballet+bar
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dave9988

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We are also happy Vita Vibe owners.
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Midge

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We built ours but out of heavy metal plumbing rather than pvc so it is very sturdy
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ladybug1993

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We built the pvc one and our daughter loves it. In addition since it has to go in the middle of a room to use it can be easily taken apart to store under a bed or in a closet. We also use two door mirrors you can get any big box store and put them against the wall so she can watch her technique. So yet another way of not having anything permanent (we rent also)
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threedancingdaughters

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Interested to hear opinions on this! We are thinking of making a ballet barre, but haven't yet. That vita vibe one looks nice!

I did buy some cheapie door mirrors at target during back to school sales for about $4 each and have them against a wall for our home "studio" [smile] DH is also building a "dance floor" out of some old wood flooring from one of the bedrooms we remodeled. Mostly just a place the girls can tap around without scuffing our nicer floors upstairs!

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Bought a VitaVibe double barre years ago and although DD doesn't really use it anymore, the quality is good and I would highly recommend it.
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jemn

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following up on my post above -- hubby built the PVC ballet barre you find online. The one flaw in the plans is the "foot". They tell you to use 2 pieces of 10 inch PVC. It falls apart as soon as you put weight on it. Hubby replaced the 2 pieces with one 20 inch piece of pipe and it's sturdy now.  
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Kfish1987

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Thank you jemn
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DanceTumbleCheerMom

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We built a DIY one for DD for Christmas and its PVC and the plans we used worked great, she loves it. 
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Kfish1987

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I made the PVC balleg barre yesterday. Used 1 1/14 pipe. Though Lowes wouldn't cut the pipe for me, Home Depot did as there was hardly anyone on the store. The design has 2 barres. My daughter loves it. It is very sturdy. $45 total. My husband thought the design was too good to be true. Thank you Pinterest. Wish I could post a picture but I don't have that option.
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