Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and are, of course, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have some in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the tendency to some increase in the playful side of style:"It is the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I think people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra experience in your home in the form of an indoor hanging or swing seat, here's what you need to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to know what you're doing--choose it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Together with ensuring that the swing itself can fit in your chosen place, you have to be sure there's sufficient room about it. "Choose a place which allows for at least three feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either side to prevent 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 important. You need to locate a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can not locate a good ceiling joist in your chosen location, it's back to square one--with the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you don't 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 back on the man or woman sitting in the swing," Chenkin says. "When the only place you have to get 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 cautious, because not all ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they seem solid,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't meant to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also adding extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your place --along with a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to install the bracket. Thus, let us discuss weight loss demands:"A single person swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting that a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and use 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|}
"After the bracket is installed, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it's solid," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, you'll need to make sure it's at the proper height--typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.