Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have a few in her workplace. 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 some increase in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming daring --I think folks are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra experience in your house in the kind of an indoor hanging or swing seat, here's what you want to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, however you have 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: Pick Your Location
Along with making sure that the swing itself can fit in your chosen place, you have to be sure that there's adequate 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 stop hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it is 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 favorite location, it is 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 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 at the swing," Chenkin states. "If the only place you have to get a swing can not support the load, you need to take into account an alternate 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 strong,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't meant to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a plank across the joists to"ensure adequate support for the 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 is time to install the mount. Thus, let us discuss weight loss requirements:"A single person swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin states, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, 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 together with your entire body fat by hanging 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 make sure it is strong," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, you ought to make sure it's at the appropriate height--normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.