Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and therefore are, obviously, super comfy," 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 trend to some rise in the playful side of style:"It is the nervousness people get when they are decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I think people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional adventure in your house in the kind of a indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, but you need to know what you're doing--choose it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with ensuring that the swing itself may fit in your chosen spot, you need to make sure there's sufficient room around it. "Choose a spot that allows for at least three feet of distance 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 may be the second measure, but it's definitely the most important. You want to locate a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can't locate a good ceiling joist in your favorite place, 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 do not find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling down on the person sitting in the swing," Chenkin states. "If the only spot you have for a swing can't support the load, you need to consider an alternate location or using a mounting plate."
And you need to be careful, because not all of ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your place --and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to install the mount. Thus, let's talk about weight loss demands:"A single individual swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin states, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for your 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 the swing. "Test it with your entire body fat by hanging on the mount," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is installed, attach the swing and double-check the swing cable or ropes to ensure it's strong," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's in the appropriate height--typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.