Tips for Installing Stall Bars in Your Home

Tips for Installing Stall Bars in Your Home

Whether you purchase a Schroth wall bar for scoliosis physiotherapy or fitness stall bars for more general workouts, ensure you install your equipment properly for safe and effective use. Use the following tips for installing stall bars in your home onto drywall with standard wood studs.


Have the following materials on hand before you begin the installation process.

  • Electric or impact or drill
  • 1/8" drill bit
  • Stud finder
  • Four #10 3" construction screws or equivalent
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil

If your wall doesn’t have studs where you need them, please visit our FAQ page for the instructional video on installing the stall bars using toggle bolts. If you need to place the bars on other materials, such as concrete, brick, or plaster, let a professional handyperson install them. Contact us if you need more information.

Installation: Measure and Mark

Use the following tips to install the stall bars in your home.

  1. Place your stall bars on the wall in the location where you want to mount them. You can either let the bottom of the stall bars touch the floor or have them float above the floor if you want more height.
  2. Make sure the bars are level. Place shims under the stall bar if your floor is uneven or you’re installing floating stall bars above the floor.
  3. Move the bars aside from the installation location.
  4. Use the stud finder to locate where you will affix the stall bar’s lower wall plate. Once you find a stud, measure up from the floor and mark the wall at the approximate center of the lower wall plate of your stall bars. Repeat this process and mark the second stud at the same height.
  5. Measure the distance between the two marks. Studs are generally 16" apart.
  6. Repeat this process higher on the wall to locate where you will affix the upper backplate. Locate the same two studs marked for the lower backplate, and then mark the walls at the approximate center of the upper back plate.
  7. Measure the lower backplate and mark the locations where the screws will go, and then do the same for the upper backplate.

Installation: Position and Drill

Once you’ve measured and marked your studs and backplates, it’s time to drill and install the bars.

  1. Stand the stall bars away from the wall. Then, pre-drill holes into the backplates where you have them marked.
  2. Align the drilled holes with the wall markings. Use the level to make sure the stall bars are even. Re-adjust the shims if they’ve moved.
  3. Drive a construction screw through each of the four drilled holes, through the backplate, and into the wall stud.
  4. Inspect and test the bars to ensure they are level and stable. Tighten the screws if necessary.

Beyond Balance wooden stall bars for workouts or scoliosis physical therapy can help you reach your personal health and fitness goals. Since our stall bars don’t have a center wall bracket, you can mount a mirror behind your bars to observe your form as you exercise. Check out our selection of exercise equipment today.

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