Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have a few in her workplace. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some rise in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from being daring --I believe 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 kind of a indoor hanging or swing seat, here is what you want to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, but you need to understand what you're doing--choose it from a pro. Alan Chenkin, a D.C.-based carpentry expert and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with ensuring the swing itself can fit in your chosen spot, you have to make sure there's adequate room about it. "Choose a spot which allows for at least three feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to stop 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 find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and in the event that you can't find a good ceiling joist in your chosen place, 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 do not find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling back on the person sitting at the swing," Chenkin says. "When the only spot you have for a swing can't support the load, then you need to consider another location or having a mounting plate"
And you need to be cautious, because not all ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. When they look solid,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any real weight"
Chenkin also adds that you might need to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also incorporating extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your place --along with a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to install the bracket. So, let us discuss weight loss requirements:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting that a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for your install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and use 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 the bracket," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket 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 the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's in the appropriate elevation --typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.