Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have some in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to a rise in the energetic side of style:"It is the nervousness people get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from being adventurous--I think people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional adventure in your house in the kind of an indoor swing or hanging seat, here is what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to know what you are doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with ensuring the swing itself may fit in your chosen spot, you have to make sure that there's sufficient room about it. "Pick 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: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You want to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can not find a solid 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 there.
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support it, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the person sitting in the swing," Chenkin says. "When the only spot you have for a swing can not support the load, then you need to consider another location or using a mounting plate."
And you need to be careful, because not all of ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a board 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
As soon as you've obtained your location--along with also a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to set up the mount. Thus, let us discuss weight loss requirements:"A single individual swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and utilize appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--before you actually hang the swing. "Test it with your entire body fat by hanging the mount," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is installed, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it's strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you ought to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.