When people own their own tools, then they are empowered. When you're done this will be a heavy but moveable dancing pole. You'll be building a base out of wood and the pole will come out of the middle of the base. If you buy the parts it should cost less than $100. This pole has been built based on these instructions by at least 37 people - you can see some pictures of the results below. It has been reported as being sturdy, but not completely solid the way it would be if you were to attach it to the ceiling., but it is mobile and it works pretty good. The first, second, and third images are specifically related to the pole I made, and the rest are variants based on the instructions given here. I have these same instructions at my page in html: How to Make a Stripper Pole
Step 1: List of ingredients
# Go to your favorite hardware store
# Buy one steel plumbing pipe (for the pole) with threads on the bottom. It should be the height of your ceiling minus 5 inches and around 1 3/4 inches in diameter. They'll cut it for you at places like H. Depot. This will not be a shiny mirror color like some professional stripper poles.
# Get a flange to screw the pole into. A flange is a strong base piece that you can screw the pole into and then bolt down to the bottom piece of wood.
# Get the four nuts, bolts, and washers to attach the flange to the bottom of the stripper pole base.
# Plywood usually comes in 4'x8', so get one of those and get them to cut it in half (again, they'll do that at H. Depot for you).
# Get 12' worth of 2"x6" board. Cut it into two 4' pieces, one 1' piece, and two 1 1/2' pieces.
# You'll want a drill with a bit the same size as the bolts for the flange.
# Get some 2 1/2" nails or whatever you have lying around. You might also want a hammer or your brother's head.
# If you want the pole to be more sturdy, get a bunch of bricks or flat-cinder-blocks to put in the base.