A spider's web is an arrangement of either rope or chain fixed to a large frame or the walls of a room in the design of a common spider's web. The web is tightened in the frame so that it can move as little as possible. The web can then be used as a frame on which to tie the victim. The web has advantages over the St Andrews cross in that the victim once secured is accessible from both front and back. It is also much easier to bind the victim in such a way that the bondage supports the weight of the person. This makes it possible to leave the person bound for longer periods.
The spider's web is also a very suitable piece of SM equipment for the home as it requires very little space for storage once dismantled.