Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have a few in her workplace. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the tendency to some increase in the energetic side of design:"It is the nervousness people get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from being adventurous--I believe people are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional experience into your home in the form of a indoor hanging or swing seat, here is what you need to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, but you have to understand 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 process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with ensuring the swing itself can fit in your chosen spot, you have to be sure that there's adequate room around it. "Pick a spot that 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 railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You need to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and in the event that you can not find a good ceiling joist in your chosen location, it's back to square one--with the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you don't find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support it, or worse--it will pull the ceiling down on the person sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only spot you have to get a swing can not support the load, you need to consider another location or having a mounting plate."
And you need to be careful, because not all ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might need 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 location--and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the mount. So, let us talk about weight requirements:"A single person swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your 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--before you actually hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body fat by hanging on the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is installed, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to make sure 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 must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.