Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and are, of course, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have some in her workplace. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to a increase in the playful side of design:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from being daring --I believe folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra adventure into your house in the form of an indoor hanging or swing seat, here is what you want to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, however you need to understand what you're doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Together with making sure that the swing itself may fit in your chosen spot, you have to be sure there's adequate room about it. "Choose a spot that allows for three or more feet of distance 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 is definitely the most significant. You want to locate a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can't locate a solid ceiling joist in your chosen location, it is back to square one--with the ideal amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"If you do not find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting at the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you've got to get a swing can't support the load, 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 maintain the weight of a swing. When they seem strong,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might need to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also adding extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your place --along with a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the bracket. So, let's talk about weight requirements:"A single person swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for your install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to try it out--before you really hang the swing. "Test it with your full body fat by hanging the bracket," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is installed, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it is strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the proper elevation --typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.