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Mounting A Wall Mounted Ballet Barre

A wall mounted Barre will need sound enough support to carry it’s own weight and that of someone leaning on or pulling against it when it is being used. Custom Barres suggests bracket spacing of no further than 64” between brackets for Ballet and no further than 48” spacing if barre will be used for anything other than Ballet, such as Barre Fitness, Barre Method or any other barre type exercises, for extra stability, safety and support.

WALL STUDS INSTALLATION

Position studs accordingly to take the mounting screws. Mark the centerlines of the studs on the floor before applying the drywall or plaster, than draw plumb lines from the marks up onto the wall surface. Measure the height from the floor for the brackets and fasten them securely with screws. If wall is already installed use a stud finder and make sure you have close enough studs to accommodate the suggested spacing. Mark the center of the studs on the wall and install barre brackets using the lag bolts provided. spacing. Mark the center of the studs on the wall and install barre brackets using the lag bolts provided.


BACKBOARD SUPPORT INSTALLATION

Another approach would be to install a plywood mounting board to fit between the studs to carry both the bracket and the barre mounted. Use exterior grade plywood at least ¾ inch thick. Screw the nailing strips to the inside faces of the studs. Set back from the front edges by the thickness of the plywood. Cut the panel to size, than nail so it is flush with the edges of the studs. Install the wall finish to the side of the wall that will carry the barre. Fasten the brackets through the wall covering and into the plywood block using the lag bolts provided. The advantage of this type of installation allows you to distance the brackets in any desired space according to the suggested spacing without being confined only to the stud location.
Please be advised that Custom Barres brackets are not meant for Mirror installation.
It is not always possible to arrange studs as needed for mounting the barres on the wall. If there are no studs where you want them, you will have to purchase heavy duty toggle bolts wall fasteners instead (available for purchase online - https://www.custombarres.com/toggle-bolts/) or any local hardware store. If purchased elsewhere please make sure to choose type of fasteners that will adequately support the barres.