Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have a few in her office. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to some increase in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from being adventurous--I believe folks are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra adventure in your house in the kind of a indoor swing or hanging chair, here is what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however 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
Along with ensuring that the swing itself may fit in your preferred place, you need to be sure that there's adequate room around it. "Pick a place which 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 step, but it's definitely the most significant. You want to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can't find a solid ceiling joist in your chosen place, it's back to square one--having the ideal amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the person sitting in the swing," Chenkin says. "If the only place you have to get a swing can't support the load, then you have to consider an alternate location or using a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all ceilings may maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they seem solid,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might have to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your location--and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the mount. Thus, let's discuss weight 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 the install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--yes, before you actually hang on the swing. "Test it together with your entire body fat by hanging on the mount," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is set up, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it's solid," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, you ought to make sure it's at the proper height--normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.