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Let's face it, most metal suspension frames are huge and look horrible. You not only wouldn't be able to fit one in your bedroom, but you wouldn't want it there since most likely it just won't match anything else in the room. So, here's an alternative - a frame that looks good and is small enough to fit in your bedroom.

As a bonus, you get a St Andrew's cross. Well, sort of, it's not exactly a cross, but it does the same job, perhaps even better than a full X.

The frame can be set in two positions, one of which allows more space under the frame for rotating suspensions, the other is shorter and better for semi-suspensions or suspensions involving the cross, and generally allows for a better use of the cross. The whole is 210cm high and 200cm long, but the size can be easily changed.

The frame is designed to rest on something on one side - now it is resting on my 6-poster bed, in my previous apartament it was resting on a built-in wardrobe. It can be anything of the appropriate hight, and if you don't have anything, just get a brace you can screw into the wall.

Step 1: Materials and tools

Wood:
1x 70x70x2000 (horizontal beam)
2x 120x45x2400 (cross elements)
1x 40x60x1400 (bottom cross stabilizer)

2x 5x50mm bolts with nuts
4x 5x100mm wood screws
2x 8mm wooden dowels

4x 5-6cm stainless steel screw eyes

Wood stain and/or varnish


Tools:
Power Drill
Jigsaw
Long hand saw (50cm)
Chisel
Hammer or chiselling mallet
Files and sanding paper


Before you begin the work, sand all the wooden elements, and paint and varnish them.
Kinky folks always seem to be remarkably creative in other pursuits too. Thanks for posting your project. <br> <br>While one would certainly hope that anyone considering this kind of furniture should already have considerable experience in the field, It's worth noting, since this is a VERY open sort of forum, that suspension bondage is definitely NOT something to be undertaken lightly. (One might almost say &quot;Don't try this at home, kids.&quot;) While it's obviously not the remit of this instructable, this author (or my self), or indeed the INSTRUCTABLES community as a whole to offer advice on the correct or safe USE of such a device, it should be born in mind that if you don't know your S.S. &amp; C from R.A.K. you would probably do well to look elsewhere for education and information before going any further. <br> <br>Do have fun with your toy. ;-) <br>
Incidentally I do hope no one finds it offensive or inappropriate.
As to inappropriateness - I checked Instructables for kinky-related stuff before I posted it, and it seems that there are many people showing how to make cuffs or floggers, so I figured it's ok.
You're absolutely right, I shall add a note to the instructable. Thanks.
<p>very nice</p>
Fricking genius - once I get my own place I'm making this
awesome! looks like an endeavor for once I've got some space to build a dungeon. thanks for the ible. What would you estimate the safe weight cap. to be?
Thanks :) <br>I tested it with two reasonably built guys hanging on it, so it should take around 150kg easily. I think it could take more, but I didn't test it, because that's more than enough for a suspension.
Excellent Instructable; nice joints.<br> <br> Also, due to the proximity of your gas fire, this could be used to dry your washing.
Awesome pic! And yes, as a matter of fact, I do use it like that :P
I loved this, the title made me smile. Your frame looks really strong and stable, I can see many applications for this type of frame.
I find it offensive, because this is the sort of web site that I would like to be able to encourage kids to go to. <br> <br>It may well be that people are putting up cuffs and floggers, but as I haven't searched for them, and stumbled upon this by accident, I want to flag this. <br> <br>There is a dinosaur at the top of the page (a kid's icon if ever I saw one), a cartoon robot, and headers that include Airsoft and Nerf - yes, adults masquerading as children do like those, but kids spring to mind. <br> <br>I don't know whether someone interested in bondage is likely to have kids, so probably lacks empathy for that reason at least. <br> <br>I wonder what Radioshack and your other sponsors would make of this? <br> <br>Will Instructables go the way of YouTube and have an adult login requirement for this sort of thing?
This absolutely fantastic!
Inventively kinky :P Such a simple but strong stand could be adapted to other uses as well.
Gulp!

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