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 happens to have a few in her workplace. 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 rise in the energetic side of style:"It's the nervousness folks get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I believe folks are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra adventure into your house in the kind of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to know. It's true, you can DIY it, but you have to know what you're doing--choose it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with making sure that the swing itself can fit in your preferred place, you have to be sure that there's sufficient room around it. "Pick a place that allows for at least three feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either side to stop hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second measure, but it's definitely the most important. You need to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't find a good ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--with the ideal amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you don't find a good joist, installers danger attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling back on the person sitting at the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only place you have to get a swing can't support the load, you need to consider another location or having a mounting plate"
And you need to be careful, because not all ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. When they look strong,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any actual 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 adding extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your location--and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the mount. So, let's discuss weight loss demands:"A single individual swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting that a double fold necessitates 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 test it out--yes, before you really hang on the swing. "Test it with your entire body weight by hanging the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is installed, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to make sure it's strong," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, you'll need to make sure it's at the proper elevation --typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.