Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have some in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to some rise in the energetic side of style:"It is the nervousness people get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I believe people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra adventure into your house in the kind of a indoor hanging or swing seat, here is what you need to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to know 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: Choose Your Location
Together with making sure the swing itself can fit in your preferred place, you have to make sure that there's adequate room about it. "Choose a place which allows for three or more feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either side to stop hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second measure, but it is definitely the most important. You need to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and in the event that you can't find a good ceiling joist in your chosen place, it is back to square one--with the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you don't find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the person sitting at the swing," Chenkin states. "If the only place you have to get a swing can't support the load, then you have to consider another location or using a mounting plate."
And you have to be careful, because not all of ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. When they look solid,"a few ceilings are strictly decorative," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a plank across the joists to"ensure adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also adding extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
Once you've got your place --and a ceiling joist with proper support--it is time to install the mount. Thus, let us talk about weight loss requirements:"A single individual swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting that a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--before you really hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body fat by hanging the mount," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is installed, attach the swing and double-check the swing cable or ropes to ensure it is solid," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.