Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark imagination, and therefore are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have a few 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 rise in the energetic side of style:"It is the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from being adventurous--I believe folks are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra experience in your house in the form of a indoor hanging or swing seat, here's what you need to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, but you need to understand 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 preferred place, you have to make sure there's sufficient room around it. "Pick a place that allows for three or more feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to stop hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second measure, but it's definitely the most significant. 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 don't find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the person sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "When the only place you've got for a swing can't support the load, you have to consider an alternate location or using a mounting plate"
And you have to be careful, because not all of ceilings may maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they seem strong,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any real 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--along with a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to install the mount. So, let's discuss weight loss demands:"A single individual swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting that a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--yes, before you really hang the swing. "Test it with your entire body weight by hanging the mount," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is installed, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to make sure it's strong," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, you'll need to make sure it's in the appropriate elevation --normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.