Do it Yourself (Heh) Spreader Bar

in use

This is an appropriate first to our “Do it Yourself (heh)” section since I did it so badly.

First, what is a spreader bar? I’m going to field that question with a bulleted list.

• Bar
• Used to spread things

Sarcasm aside, it is simply a thin, hard object used to hold things like legs apart for extended periods of time. As such, they are exceedingly simple to make and use.

I personally used an old shower rod that I had lying around. Don’t worry, I know it is not normal to have shower rods lying around. You can also use canes, batons, three rulers taped together, or…anything between three and four and half feet long.

In order to transform my shower bar into a spreader bar…I put two holes in it. I just put a nail through both ends about 4 inches from the ends. The holes are for putting rope through in order to prevent the rope from slipping off the ends. After the holes were there, I wrapped some electrical tape around them because of the sharp metal edges. Tetanus is not sexy.

untaped hole taped hole

And…that’s it.

  1. Find a pole.
  2. Put some holes in it.
  3. Put some rope through the holes.
  4. Have fun!

If you don’t want to damage whatever you choose to use or you’re just very lazy, you can skip the second step. Just don’t bitch when your rope slips off the end. I warned you.

Comments
  • Kayla says:

    That’s pretty cool. Another alternative is to buy a dowel rod (like 3 dollars) and put some eyehooks in it on both sides. It works really well. :)

    • Undressed says:

      Hey that’s true. It would probably be a much safer option, too.

      However, it would take away from my “whatever we have lying around” street cred….

      -Joseph

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