Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and therefore are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have a few in her workplace. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to some rise in the playful side of design:"It's the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I believe people 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 an indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you need to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, but you have to understand what you're doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Together with ensuring the swing itself can fit in your preferred place, you need to make sure that there's sufficient room about it. "Choose a place which allows for three or more feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either side to prevent hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You need to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and in the event that you can not find a solid ceiling joist in your favorite place, it's back to square one--having the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you do not find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling back on the person sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only place you've got for a swing can not support the load, then you have to consider another location or using a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. When they seem strong,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a plank across the joists to"ensure 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 obtained your location--and a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to set up the mount. So, let us discuss weight requirements:"A single individual swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and utilize suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to try it out--before you really hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body weight by hanging on the mount," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is installed, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's strong," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the proper elevation --typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.