Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and therefore are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have some in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to a increase in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from being daring --I believe people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional adventure into your house in the form of a indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to know. It's true, you can DIY it, but you have to know what you're doing--choose it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with ensuring that the swing itself can fit in your preferred spot, you need to make sure there's sufficient room around it. "Choose a spot that allows for at least three feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to stop hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it is definitely the most significant. You need to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't find a good ceiling joist in your favorite place, it is back to square one--with the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you do not find a good joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the person sitting in the swing," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you have for a swing can't support the load, then you need to consider an alternate location or having a mounting plate"
And you need to be cautious, because not all ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they seem solid,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't meant to hold any actual weight"
Chenkin also adds that you might need to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your location--along with also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the bracket. Thus, let's talk about weight loss demands:"A single person swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting that a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and utilize appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--yes, before you actually hang the swing. "Test it with your full body weight by hanging on the bracket," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is set up, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it is solid," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the proper elevation --normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.