Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and therefore are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have some in her workplace. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some rise in the playful side of design:"It's the nervousness folks get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from being daring --I think folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra experience into your home in the form of a indoor swing or hanging chair, here's what you want to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, however you need to understand what you are doing--take it from a pro. Alan Chenkin, a D.C.-based carpentry expert and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with making sure that the swing itself may fit in your preferred place, you have to make sure that there's adequate room around it. "Pick a place which allows for three or more feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either 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 find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and in the event that you can't find a good ceiling joist in your favorite place, it's back to square one--having 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 which can't support it, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only place you've got for a swing can't support the load, you need to take into account another location or having a mounting plate."
And you need to be careful, because not all ceilings may maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they look solid,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and adding extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
Once you've got your location--and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the bracket. So, let's discuss weight loss demands:"A single person swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin states, noting a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to try it out--yes, before you really hang on the swing. "Test it with your full body weight by hanging on the bracket," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is set up, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's solid," Chenkin states. When you hang on the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's in the appropriate elevation --typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.