Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark imagination, and are, of course, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have a few in her office. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to some increase in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from being daring --I believe people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional experience in your house in the kind of an indoor hanging or swing seat, here's what you want to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, however you have to understand what you're doing--choose it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with ensuring that the swing itself can fit in your chosen place, you need to make sure that there's adequate room around it. "Pick a place that allows for at least three feet of distance 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 may be the second step, but it's definitely the most important. You want to locate a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can't locate a good ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--having the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"If you do not find a good joist, installers danger attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only place you have to get a swing can't support the load, you have to consider an alternate location or using a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. When they seem solid,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might have to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and adding additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your location--along with also a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to install the mount. So, let us talk about weight requirements:"A single individual swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting that a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and use suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to try it out--yes, before you actually hang on the swing. "Test it with your entire body fat by hanging on the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is set up, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to make sure it's solid," Chenkin states. When you hang on the swing, you ought to make sure it's in the appropriate height--normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.