Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have some in her office. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some increase in the playful side of design:"It's the nervousness folks get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from being daring --I believe folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra experience in your home in the kind of an indoor swing or hanging seat, here is what you want to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to understand what you are doing--choose it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with ensuring that the swing itself can fit in your chosen spot, you need to make sure there's sufficient room about it. "Pick a spot which allows for three or more feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to prevent hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it is definitely the most significant. You want to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can not find a solid ceiling joist in your chosen location, it is back to square one--with the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not be safely installed there.
"If you do not find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the man or woman sitting in the swing," Chenkin says. "When the only spot you have to get a swing can not support the load, then you need to take into account an alternate location or having a mounting plate."
And you need to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. When they look solid,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may need 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
As soon as you've got your location--along with a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the bracket. Thus, let's talk about weight requirements:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and utilize suitable 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 bracket," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is installed, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it is solid," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's in the appropriate height--normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.