DIY Spanking Bench Blueprint | Step-By-Step Instructions

homemade spanking bench instructions

In this article, we’ll show you how to make a DIY spanking bench that is affordable, easy to build, and will take your BDSM play to the next level. With just a few basic tools and materials, you can have a custom-made spanking bench that fits your exceptional desires.

Before we get started you should know that a spanking bench is also called a paddling bench, punishment bench, birching block, whipping horse, and caning trestle. These are not exactly the same built-wise, but they do serve the same purpose. That is kinky sexual punishment. 

Why Would You Need A Spanking Bench?

Simply put, you would need a punishment bench to restrain your partner in a position that exposes their butt for spanking or other forms of sexually-toned punishment, like flogging. it’s a sex-oriented piece of furniture used in all kinds of BDSM activities to create a sense of power exchange between the dominant and submissive partners. 

And, it’s also used to enhance the physical and emotional intensity of the spanking experience. Whatever the reason you’re interested in your little DIY project, a spanking bench is a great tool for dominating and disciplining someone. 

What Is a BDSM Spanking Bench?

A BDSM birching block is generally low to the ground, padded for comfort, and has restraints to keep the person being sexually punished securely in place. Based on my experience and information gathered from Reddit BDSM groups, the most common position for a spanking bench is bent-over with the buttocks exposed. 

However, there are also designs available that allow for different positions such as kneeling, standing, or even lying down. Some fuck benches may also be adjustable, allowing for different angles and sex positions to be achieved. In fact, the possibilities for building a DIY fuck bench are endless. It really depends on your preferences and desires. 

Homemade Spanking Benches Safety

The safety of a DIY spanking bench quality really depends on factors like materials used, the design and construction, and the weight capacity. The weight capacity element is very important – you want to make sure that the bench can keep your partner securely in place during the paddling session. To achieve that, it’s recommended to use solid wood for the base frame construction to avoid breaking or collapsing during use. 

You should also take into consideration the fuck bench’s center of gravity. It must be well-balanced and located close to the ground to ensure stability. This also prevents tipping or toppling over during use. 

The design of the restraints also matters quite a bit. The restraints should be secure and not put undue pressure on your partner’s limbs or joints to avoid injury. Additionally, the restrained partner must be able to breathe comfortably when restrained on the bench. 

Types of Spanking Benches

Without further ado, let’s dive into different types of these kinky sex tools. 

  • Bent-over spanking bench aka the most common type of spanking bench. The person being punished is bent over the bench, with their buttocks exposed for spanking or paddling, or other forms of sexual punishment. The bent-over spanking bench is also sometimes called a sawhorse. 
  • Kneeling whipping horse: This is my favorite type of whipping bench. it’s is designed for the person being punished to kneel on a padded surface (use memory foam for a more comfortable experience), with their buttocks exposed for spanking. Just so you’d know we have it in our bedroom aka sex dungeon.
  • Standing spanking bench: This one is designed to keep your partner standing up while being sexually punished. Their hands and feet should be secured to the bench, and their buttocks exposed for spanking.
  • Lying down spanking bench: This type of bench is designed for your partner to lie down while being punished Their buttocks should be elevated and exposed for spanking.
  • Adjustable spanking bench: This one speaks for itself – it should be designed to allow for different angles and positions, depending on your and your partner’s preferences and desires.
  • Portable spanking bench: This one is your ultimate kinky DIY project. A portable spanking bench is a great option for those who have limited space or who like to take their BDSM equipment on the go. Make sure that the bench is easy to disassemble for storage and transportation to achieve its portability feature. 

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How To Build A Spanking Bench?

Before we get started please note that these are just general instructions based on my experience. I cannot guarantee your safety or success in building these kinky benches. To increase the chances of successfully completing the project, you have to have access to the proper tools and safety equipment!

Materials You Need for Your Spanking Bench

The necessary items for building a spanking bench include measuring tape, a saw, a power tool like a drill, screws, sandpaper, upholstery pins, a staple gun, fabric, plywood, and memory foam or padding. Also, avoid using toxic or flammable materials during construction. 

During the construction phase remember to wear protective gear such as gloves and safety glasses, and ensure that all tools are in good condition and properly functioning. When putting your DIY bench to work, make sure to secure the bench firmly to prevent it from tipping over. 

Step-by-Step Instructions for a Spanking Bench

It took me around 3 hours to craft the project. And, the cost was $43, excluding the cost of the old coffee table.

  • Use your coffee table or a massage table as a wooden frame. This is recommended as it’s strong enough to support your partner and has low gravity, which means it doesn’t tilt over during use. To make it even more sturdier and stable, consider adding reinforcement pieces or crossbars.
  • Cut a sheet of plywood (you can use a saw to do this) to the same size as your frame. As an example, the one we have at home is 32 inches in length and 14 inches in width. 
  • Use a hammer or a power tool to insert screws into the plywood and frame, ensuring that they are securely attached. Also, make sure that the pieces are evenly spaced. 
  • Smooth out any rough edges on the spanking bench using wood filler.
  • Once the wood filler is dry, use sandpaper to create a smooth finish. I used 1,000-grit paper.
  • Cover the sides of the frame with memory foam or padding and staple it to the underside of the bench. Trim the excess foam with craft scissors for a neat appearance.
  • Select your preferred fabric (such as leather, faux leather, velvet, or PVC) and use a staple gun to attach it to the top of the memory foam.
  • Use a strip of fabric and upholstery pins to conceal the staples for a tidy look.
  • Determine where you want to attach your restraints, D-rings, drill holes, and screw them into place. 

That’s it, you’ve done it. Congratz! 

Using Your Sex Swing for Spanking

This is an out-of-the-box idea, but I’ve tried it and well… it works. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Make sure the swing is securely anchored to the ceiling or a sturdy support beam.
  • Have your partner get into the banging swing, making sure they are comfortable and secure.
  • Decide which position (up or down) you want to use for the spanking session.
  • Start by giving light taps to the buttocks, gradually increasing the intensity as desired.
  • Try using different spanking tools such as paddles, floggers, or whips to see what works for this particular session.

As always, make sure to check in with your partner throughout the spanking to ensure they are enjoying it and not experiencing any pain.

What Are the Best Sex Positions for DIY Spanking Bench? 

The best sex positions for a DIY sex bench can depend on the design and height of the device, the position of the restraints, and your preferences. Some common sex positions that work well with spanking benches include:

Option 1 | Doggy Style

This sex position can be considered a classic choice for using a spanking bench as it allows for easy access to the buttocks and provides a good angle for spanking. 

Option 2 | Missionary With Restraints

In this sex position, your partner can lie on her back with legs elevated and restrained, allowing for a different angle and easy access to the thighs and buttocks for spanking.

Other than these DIY spanking bench sex positions, you may consider trying cowgirl or reverse cowgirl, standing or kneeling positions. The best sex position for a DIY spanking bench ultimately comes down to your personal preference. Communicate with your partner and find what works best for both of you, ensuring that you are both safe and able to fully enjoy the kinky experience.

What Other Sex and BDSM Toys Can I use With My Spanking Bench?

There are many other sex and BDSM toys that can be used in conjunction with a spanking bench to enhance the experience, including:

  • Floggers and whips: These BDSM toys are commonly used with spanking benches and can provide a range of sensations.
  • Handcuffs and restraints: Using additional restraints can help to further restrain the person being punished.
  • Blindfolds and sensory deprivation masks: These can heighten the sensations of being spanked and increase the level of excitement.
  • Vibrators and dildos: These can be used in conjunction with a spanking bench to provide additional sexual stimulation. 
  • Nipple clamps and other sensory toys: These can be used to heighten sensation in other parts of the body while being spanked. More information about DIY nipple clamps is available here.

Other sexual accessories that can enhance arousal include dildos, nipple clamps, and various flavored lotions and oils.

by Linda Lewis Alexander; Jones and Bartlett, 2007
from New Dimensions in Women’s Health

When using additional sex toys with a spanking bench, it’s important to establish boundaries and limits beforehand. Prioritize safety, consent, and mutual enjoyment, and remember to use additional sex toys responsibly!

Spanking Bench BDSM Scene Ideas

Here are some possible BDSM scene ideas involving a spanking bench:

  • Sensory deprivation spanking: Blindfold or gag the submissive partner while they are restrained on the bench.
  • Impact play: Combine spanking with other forms of impact play, such as flogging, caning, or paddling, to increase intensity and variety.
  • Edging and orgasm control: Use the spanking bench to restrain the submissive partner while edging them to the brink of orgasm, withholding stimulation until they are permitted to climax.
  • Role play: Incorporate role play scenarios such as teacher and student (one of my favorites) or master and slave, using the spanking bench to enforce discipline and obedience.
  • Temperature play: Use hot or cold implements, such as candles or ice, in combination with spanking to create a unique and intense sensory experience.

Where To Storage and Hide Your Spanking Bench?

Option 1 | Closet

If you have a spacious closet with a door, you can easily store your spanking bench in there. Just make sure to wrap it up in a sheet or blanket to keep it discreet and protect it from dust.

Option 2 | Under the Bed

You can slide your spanking bench under your bed for discreet storage. This is a great option if you want easy access to your bench but don’t want it to be visible.

Option 3 | Storage Container

Consider getting a storage container to keep your spanking bench outside of your home. Choose a container with a lock for extra privacy and security.

Option 4 | Disguise it as Furniture

This is the best option, if you want to keep your whipping horse out in the open. For example, you could use it as a coffee table in your living room, or add a cushion to the top to turn it into a bench.

The key is to choose a location that is both discreet and accessible when you want to use it.

How To Repair a Home-Grown Birching Block?

In case there is a need to repair your DIY whipping bench, here’s you should go about it: 

  • Take a look at the spanking bench to determine what parts need to be repaired. Check for any cracks, loose parts, or broken hardware.
  • Once you know what needs to be repaired, gather the necessary materials. This might include wood glue, sandpaper, screws, bolts, and replacement parts.
  • If you’ve been using it hardcore and the damage is extensive, you may need to take the bench apart to repair it properly. This will give you access to all the parts that need to be repaired.
  • Depending on the damage, you may need to replace a piece of wood, sand down rough edges, or tighten screws and bolts. Use wood glue to bond any broken pieces back together.
  • Once the repairs are complete, reassemble the bench. Make sure all the parts are secure and tightened properly.
  • After the repairs are complete, test the bench to make sure it’s sturdy and safe to use.

Remember to maintain your homemade spanking bench by cleaning and storing it properly. This way you don’t have to worry about repairing it too often.

What Are Homemade Spanking Bench Alternatives?

Here are some alternative options to consider:

Option 1 | Spanking Horse

A spanking horse is similar to a spanking bench. It allows the person being punished to be restrained and positioned for punishment. A spanking horse resembles a sawhorse and is typically raised off the ground.

Option 2 | Spanking Stock

A spanking stock is a vertical wooden structure with two holes for the arms and one hole for the neck. The person being punished stands with their arms and neck through the holes and is securely restrained in place. Truth be told, I haven’t tried tried this one.

Option 3 | Over-the-Bed Restraint System

This system allows for easy restraint of a person on a bed using cuffs, for example. It can be an epic alternative for those who do not have the space or desire for a dedicated piece of BDSM furniture.

Option 4 | Spanking Paddle

If you are looking for a more portable option, a spanking paddle can be a good choice. It allows for easy sex punishment and can be used anywhere.

How to Clean a Spanking Bench?

Cleaning your caning trestle is an important part of maintaining good hygiene and ensuring the longevity of the sex furniture. 

  • Before cleaning, remove any restraints or accessories from the bench.
  • Use a soft brush or cloth (preferably wet) to remove any dirt or debris from the sex bench.
  • When cleaning, mix a solution of warm water and mild soap or other cleaning solution.
  • Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently clean the bench with the solution.
  • Be sure to pay special attention to any crevices or hard-to-reach areas to completely remove the bacteria.
  • Rinse the bench thoroughly with clean water to make sure it’s squeaky clean for use.
  • Dry the bench with a soft towel or allow it to air dry completely.

Other DIY Sex Furniture Ideas

Option 1 | Sensory Toys – My Favorites

Blindfolds, earplugs, feather ticklers, and other sensory toys can be made from a variety of materials like silk, leather, or even faux fur. these are easy to make at home and safe to use as long as you use clean and body-safe materials.

Option 2 | Vibrators

You can create a simple DIY vibrator using household materials like an electric toothbrush, a cell phone, or a vibrating razor. However, it’s important to ensure that the objects used are clean and do not pose any harm to the body.

Option 3 | Dildos

DIY dildos can be made from a variety of materials such as wood, silicone, or even glass. Make sure to use protection, like condoms, to avoid infections. You can learn more about homemade dildos here.

Option 4 | Restraints

Handcuffs, collars, and other restraints can be made from materials like leather, rope, or even old ties or belts.


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