How to build your own dance pole

PolewstagelgDancing with a dance pole is fun for everyone. It’s fantastic exercise, resulting in tight abs and toned biceps. It also makes for some tantalizing entertainment, no matter who’s dancing on it! If you want to enjoy the excitement of a dance pole whenever you want, you’ve got to have one in your home. Fortunately, anyone can build one!

1. Measure te height from your floor to your ceiling

2. Go to the hardware store and select a piece of steel plumbing pipe. Have a store associate cut the pipe for you so that it’s 5 inches shorter than the distance from your floor to your ceiling.

3. Assemble the rest of your supplies in the place you intend to put the pole.

4. Take one of the plywood sheets and drill four holes into the very center of it.

5. Drill a hole into the center of the 1-inch piece of 2-inch by 6-inch board.

6. Use the four bolts to attach the flange to the 1-inch piece of board and the sheet of plywood. The bolts should appear through the bottom of the plywood.

7. Put the washers on the bolts.

8. Screw the nuts onto the bolts over the washers

9. Use the hammer and nails to attach the two 4-inch pieces of board to either side of the bottom of the sheet of plywood. One board should be on the left side and one board should be on the right side, parallel to each other.

10. Use the hammer and nails to attach the two 4-inch pieces of board to either side of the bottom of the sheet of plywood. One board should be on the left side and one board should be on the right side, parallel to each other.

11. Drill a hole into the center of the second sheet of plywood. The hole should be wide enough that the flange fits through it snugly.

12. Nail this piece of plywood to the pieces of 2-inch by 6-inch board on the other sheet of plywood. The two sheets of plywood should match up to each other exactly once this is done.

13. Attach the steel plumbing pipe to the flange. You can do this by twisting it on.

14. Slide a few bricks in between the two sheets of plywood to anchor the pole’s platform to the ground.

Tips & Warning

Place bricks around the base of the stripper pole to reinforce it. This is an especially good idea if you plan on having anyone weighing more than 200 pounds swinging from the pole on a regular basis. Just keep piling up the bricks until you feel confident the pole is as steady as it can be.

Don’t try anything too acrobatic on your dance pole until after you’ve practiced enough to build up a good deal of strength. You don’t want to pull a muscle, or worse, fall and break something important.

These instructions were from Ehow.com

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