Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and therefore are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have a few in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to a increase in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I believe people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional experience in your home in the form of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to know 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 procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with making sure the swing itself may fit in your preferred spot, you have to be sure that there's adequate room about it. "Pick a spot that allows for at least three 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: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You want to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't find 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't be safely installed there.
"If you do not find a good joist, installers danger attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support it, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting at the swing," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you have to get a swing can't support the load, then you need to take into account an alternate location or using a mounting plate."
And you need to be cautious, because not all of ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. When they look solid,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed 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 also adding additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your place --along with a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to install the mount. Thus, let's talk about weight demands:"A single person swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and utilize suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to try it out--before you really hang on the swing. "Test it with your entire body weight by hanging on the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is set up, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it's solid," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, you ought to make sure it's at the proper height--typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.