Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and are, of course, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have some in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the tendency to a increase in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I think people are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra experience into your house in the form of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to know. Yes, you can DIY it, however you have to know what you are doing--choose it from a pro. Alan Chenkin, a D.C.-based carpentry expert and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with making sure that the swing itself can fit in your chosen spot, you have to make sure that there's sufficient room about it. "Pick a spot which allows for at least three feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to prevent hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second measure, but it's definitely the most important. You need to locate a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't locate a solid ceiling joist in your chosen place, it's back to square one--having the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"If you do not find a solid joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support it, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only spot you have to get a swing can't support the load, you need to take into account an alternate location or having a mounting plate."
And you need to be careful, because not all of ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. When they seem solid,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also incorporating extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your place --and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the mount. Thus, let's 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 necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and use suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to try it out--yes, before you actually hang the swing. "Test it with your entire body fat by hanging the mount," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is set up, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's solid," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.