This Thread is supposed to all, who think about to build their own crux. What wood to chose? What size/messures does a cross need (at least)? How to connect the patibulum with the upright beam?
The concern isn't totally absurd, see picture! - there's still room before she cracks her head, but not as much as you'd expect.Just want to avoid to crush my head onto the ceiling
Thankyou, phlebas, for these useful advices.It all depends how high the cross is, how far off the ground you are. If you arrange your cross so that your unbound feet would touch the ground, then you should be perfectly safe for height, but you may feel you are missing something.
Personally I find the sensation of being off the ground is the important thing, however high or low you are, it is that sense of no longer being directly connected to the ground.
As for wood, a 90 by 90 upright is plenty strong enough, and a 90 by 70 or even 90 by 45 cross bar should be enough for an average sized person. It depends on the wood, and how you fix the parts together. For effect, you may want pieces broader than 90cm, it will look more impressive.
Make sure your cross or frame is sturdy and well fixed so that it doesn't move around (or fall down!). You may want to use existing architectural features, such as veranda posts or internal supports. Work with what you have
But oh so entertaining to watch............Schlumpie,
Basically just me... As mentioned before the idea was, to integrate a cross into a complete bondage frame. Space there would be for up to five people. But this would certainly break the limits of the room and of the neighborhood.