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Subject:Help me design a bondage frame
Time:08:31 pm
I have a soft-side waterbed, and last night after a bit of frolicking we discovered that the bed had sprung a leak. Oops! Oh well. Since I have to drain the bed, I'll have a chance to build in attachment points.

The thing is, it's a weird configuration. You see, I live in a loft, and rather than a bed I have an elevated platform that the mattress sits on. Here's a picture of the basic setup:



though that's from before I bought the place. I have the mattress a little to the left so it's up against both walls.

My goal is to have anchor points all around the bed, but there are a few constraints:

- I don't want to drill into the walls or floor.
- I can't raise the height more than about an inch.
- I need to be able to roll off side or foot of the mattress without landing on something and hurting myself.

My current thinking is to get a piece of plywood the same size as the bed, drill holes around the edge, and then put it under the mattress, but I need something that I can put through the holes to attach to. Rope loops would be easy, but maybe not the best. If they made D-ring shaped quick links that would be perfect, but I've never seen them.

I'm also contemplating using something like this:



Any suggestions?
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sunday_silence
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Time:2007-04-07 04:23 am (UTC)
What about something like this? The free-floating ring plus the eye bolt might provide more tie-down options.
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whipartist
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Time:2007-04-07 04:37 am (UTC)
I like it in theory, but the problem is that when you roll off the edge of the bed you land on the sticky-uppy part and mutter obscenities.
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sunday_silence
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Time:2007-04-07 06:51 am (UTC)
This looks to be similar but lower profile, without the eye bolt. I'd imagine Home Depot or similar would have something along those lines.

The first thing I thought of when I saw the example picture, though, was riveting a strip of good-quality bridle type leather down across the flat end of a D-ring, rather than using nothing but metal. Still fairly strong, but a bit more give if you hit the D-ring wrong.
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dmorr
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Time:2007-04-07 05:41 am (UTC)
Isn't this the sort of entry you usually friends lock?

I like Patri's suggestion re bondage wall. Otherwise, rope loops could be fine, but you might consider other kinds of more friendly fabric -- anything padded and strong will do, and it doesn't have to be as abrasive as rope.
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whipartist
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Time:2007-04-07 05:43 am (UTC)
Nah. It's also posted publicly to soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm.

The rope loops I had in mind would only be about 2" in diameter-- just enough that you could attach a carabiner or something to them. The rock wall idea is cool, but it only solves the problem on two of four sides.

Besides, I'm turning the big concrete post in the center of the loft into something climbable.
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violet_tigress1
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Time:2007-04-07 09:16 am (UTC)
I've stopped reading ssbb. Maybe I'll start reading again someday but it was annoying me.
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slfisher
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Time:2007-04-07 01:05 pm (UTC)
When I had a waterbed, I had rope loops around each corner, with a metal circle (like a cock ring, basically) as a tiedown point for each one.

You could also run rope or something *under* the mattress and count on the weight of the water to hold it down.
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rmd
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Time:2007-04-07 02:32 pm (UTC)
plywood underneath, but maybe a flush-mount ring to be more aesthetic and less likely to create wear on the matress. alternately, plywood underneath and then webbing flat underneath? maybe with something for teh webbing to run under at the edges so it doesn't migrate?

one of the things i consider when i plan out making a new bed is to put in metal taps in the wood so i can bolt and unbolt some hardware as needed, but it remains out of the way when i don't need it.
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2007-04-07 07:30 pm (UTC)
This would work. What you want are "t-nuts". Drill a hole in the plywood, hammer in a T-nut from the underside, and screw in a removable eyebolt from the topside.
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