Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark imagination, and therefore are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have a few in her workplace. She's 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 energetic side of style:"It is the nervousness people get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I think people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional experience in your house in the form of an indoor swing or hanging seat, here's what you need to know. Yes, 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 all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with ensuring the swing itself may fit in your chosen place, you have to make sure that there's sufficient room around it. "Pick a place that 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 rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second measure, but it's definitely the most significant. You need to locate a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can not locate a good ceiling joist in your chosen location, it's back to square one--having the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not be safely installed there.
"If you do not find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support it, or worse--it will pull the ceiling down on the person sitting at the swing," Chenkin says. "If the only place you've got to get a swing can not support the load, then you have to take into account another location or using a mounting plate"
And you have to be careful, because not all ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. When they look strong,"a few ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any actual weight"
Chenkin also adds that you might have 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 --and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the mount. So, let's talk about weight requirements:"A single individual swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting that a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and use suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to try it out--yes, before you actually hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body weight by hanging on the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is set up, attach the swing and double-check the swing cable or ropes to ensure it's strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you ought to make sure it's at the proper height--typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.