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St Andrews Cross How To Make BDSM Furniture

St Andrews Cross How To Make BDSM Furniture

Welcome to the world of BDSM and kink! Whether you're a curious newcomer to the scene or an experienced aficionado, you've likely come across the iconic piece of dungeon furniture known as the St Andrew's Cross. In this article, we'll share tips, tricks, and advice on how to create your very own St Andrew's Cross for your home or play space. So strap in, read on, and prepare to unleash your inner DIY kink master.

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What is a St Andrew's Cross?

A St Andrew's Cross, also known as an X-frame or simply a "cross," is an inclined, X-shaped piece of BDSM furniture used to bind and restrain a submissive. The submissive stands facing the cross with one arm and leg spread and secured to each point of the X. The cross allows the dominant partner to perform various activities, ranging from impact play to erotic teasing, on the restrained submissive.

Materials and Tools Needed

To construct your St Andrew's Cross, you'll need the following:

  • Two 4x4 wooden posts (approximately 6-7 feet long)
  • Four 2x4 horizontal supports (approximately 1-2 feet long)
  • Four metal eye bolts with nuts and washers
  • Plywood or MDF board (optional, for added support and comfort)
  • Wood screws, L-brackets, and corner braces
  • Stain or paint (optional, to customize the appearance)

Additionally, you'll need these tools:

  • Measuring tape
  • Power drill
  • Wood saw
  • Screwdrivers
  • Square or angle finder (to ensure accurate angles)
  • Level (for added precision)

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your St Andrew's Cross

  1. Prepare the wood: Start by cutting the main posts and horizontal supports to the desired size. Sand the edges to ensure a smooth finish and to prevent any potential injuries or splinters.
  2. Construct the X-frame: Lay the two main posts down in an X shape, making sure the angles are equal and the center intersection is flush. Attach the two pieces together using sturdy L-brackets and wood screws.
  3. Add horizontal supports: Measure and mark locations for attaching horizontal supports (typically near the top and bottom of the cross, and one or two in the middle for added stability). Attach supports using corner braces and wood screws.
  4. Install eye bolts: Drill holes about 1-2 inches from each end of the cross, and secure the eye bolts with washers and nuts to create attachment points for restraints.
  5. Optional: add backing: If desired, allocate some padding by attaching plywood or MDF boards to the backside of your cross. This can provide added comfort and support for the submissive.
  6. Finish and personalize: Stain or paint your cross to match your personal aesthetic or play space décor. Ensure the finish dries completely before use.
  7. Mounting: If you wish to mount your cross to a wall or another solid surface, use heavy-duty brackets, and ensure it's securely attached to support the weight and movements involved in BDSM play.

St Andrews Cross How To Make BDSM Furniture Example:

As an example, let's say you decide to build a St Andrew's Cross with dimensions of 80 inches tall and a 45-degree angle. After gathering your materials and tools, start by cutting your main 4x4 posts to the desired length and sanding them smooth. Create the X-frame and measure for the ideal horizontal support placements. Attach the supports and eye bolts, and if desired, add some padding with a plywood or MDF backing. Finish your cross with a rich, dark stain and allow it to dry before mounting it securely to a wall in your play space.

Congratulations! You are now equipped with the knowledge to build your very own St Andrew's Cross, an essential addition to any BDSM dungeon or play space. Ready to take your kink game to the next level? Check out our other guides on Filthy Adult for more helpful tips, tricks, and information. And don't forget to visit our online fetish shop to stock up on all the essential gear, toys, and accessories for your newfound passion. Be sure to share this article with your like-minded friends and fellow kinksters!

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About Helen Cantrell

Helen Cantrell has lived and breathed the intricacies of kink and BDSM for over 15 years. As a respected professional dominatrix, she is not merely an observer of this nuanced world, but a seasoned participant and a recognized authority. Helen's deep understanding of BDSM has evolved from her lifelong passion and commitment to explore the uncharted territories of human desire and power dynamics.Boasting an eclectic background that encompasses everything from psychology to performance art, Helen brings a unique perspective to the exploration of BDSM, blending the academic with the experiential. Her unique experiences have granted her insights into the psychological facets of BDSM, the importance of trust and communication, and the transformative power of kink.Helen is renowned for her ability to articulate complex themes in a way that's both accessible and engaging. Her charismatic personality and her frank, no-nonsense approach have endeared her to countless people around the globe. She is committed to breaking down stigmas surrounding BDSM and kink, and to helping people explore these realms safely, consensually, and pleasurably.

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