Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and therefore are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have some in her office. She's 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 energetic side of design:"It is the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I believe people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra adventure in your house in the kind of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to know. Yes, you can DIY it, but you have to know what you're doing--take it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with ensuring the swing itself may fit in your preferred spot, you need to be sure there's sufficient room around it. "Choose a spot 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: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second measure, but it's definitely the most significant. You need to locate a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and in the event that you can't locate a solid ceiling joist in your chosen place, it's back to square one--having the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers risk attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support it, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the man or woman sitting in the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you have to get a swing can't 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 may hold the weight of a swing. Even when they look solid,"a few ceilings are strictly decorative," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any actual weight"
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
As soon as you've got your place --and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to install the bracket. So, let us talk about weight requirements:"A single person swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting that a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and utilize suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--before you really hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body weight by hanging the bracket," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is set up, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's solid," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, you'll need to make sure it's at the appropriate height--normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.