Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have a few in her office. 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 a rise in the energetic side of style:"It is the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming daring --I believe folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional adventure in your home in the form of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you want to know. Yes, you can DIY it, however you need to know what you're doing--choose it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with ensuring that the swing itself can fit in your chosen place, you need to be sure that there's adequate room around it. "Pick a place that allows for at least three feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to prevent hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second measure, but it's definitely the most significant. You want to locate a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can not locate a good ceiling joist in your chosen location, it's back to square one--with the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you do not find a good joist, installers danger attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot 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 for a swing can not support the load, then you need to consider an alternate location or using a mounting plate."
And you need to be cautious, because not all ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. When they look strong,"a few 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 plank 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
As soon as you've got your place --and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the mount. Thus, let's talk about weight loss demands:"A single person swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--yes, before you really hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body fat by hanging on the mount," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is installed, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to ensure it's strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, you ought to make sure it's at the proper height--typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.