Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark imagination, and therefore are, of course, 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, that attributes the trend 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 becoming adventurous--I believe people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional adventure in your home in the kind of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to know what you are doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Together with making sure that the swing itself can fit in your preferred spot, you need to be sure that there's sufficient room about it. "Choose a spot which allows for three or more feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to prevent hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You want to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can not find a good ceiling joist in your chosen location, it's back to square one--having the ideal amount of space does not mean anything if it can not be safely installed there.
"If you do not find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling back on the man or woman sitting at the swing," Chenkin says. "When the only spot you've got for a swing can not 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 can maintain the weight of a swing. When they look solid,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't 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 your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also adding additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've got your location--along with also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the mount. Thus, let us discuss weight loss requirements:"A single individual swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for your install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and utilize appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--yes, before you actually hang the swing. "Test it with your entire body weight by hanging the mount," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is installed, attach the swing and then double-check the swing 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 proper height--typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.