Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and therefore are, of course, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have a few in her workplace. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to some rise in the playful side of design:"It is 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 looking to infuse a little additional adventure into your home in the form of an indoor hanging or swing seat, here is what you need to know. Yes, you can DIY it, but you have to know what you're doing--choose it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with ensuring the swing itself may fit in your chosen spot, you have to be sure there's sufficient room around it. "Pick a spot which allows for three or more feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to stop hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it's definitely the most important. You need to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can't find a good ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--having the ideal amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"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 will pull the ceiling down on the person sitting in the swing," Chenkin states. "When the only spot you've got to get a swing can't support the load, you have to take into account another location or having a mounting plate."
And you have to be careful, because not all of ceilings may maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't meant to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might have to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've got your place --along with a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to set up the bracket. Thus, let us discuss weight requirements:"A single person swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for your 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 actually hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body fat by hanging on the bracket," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is set up, attach the swing and double-check the swing 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 appropriate elevation --normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.