Just try not to smile on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and therefore are, of course, super cozy," 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 equally are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some rise in the playful side of style:"It is the nervousness people get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I believe people are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional adventure in your home in the kind of a indoor swing or hanging seat, here is what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you have to know 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
Along with making sure that the swing itself can fit in your preferred spot, you have to be sure there's sufficient room around it. "Choose a spot that allows for three or more feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either side to prevent hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it is definitely the most important. 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 place, it is back to square one--having the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can not be safely installed there.
"If you do not find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling back on the man or woman sitting in the swing," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you've got for a swing can not support the load, you have to consider another location or having a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any real 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 adding additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've got your location--along with also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the mount. Thus, let us discuss weight loss demands:"A single person swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and utilize suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to try it out--yes, before you really hang the swing. "Test it together with your entire body weight by hanging the mount," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is set up, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to ensure it is strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's in the proper elevation --typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.