Just try not to smile on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and therefore are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have a few in her office. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to some rise in the energetic side of style:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from being daring --I believe folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra experience in your house in the kind of a indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you need to know. Yes, you can DIY it, but you need to know what you're doing--take it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Together with ensuring 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 at least three feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to prevent hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second measure, but it's definitely the most significant. You need to locate a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't locate a good ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--with the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"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 down on the man or woman sitting at the swing," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you have for a swing can't support the load, then you have to take into account an alternate location or having a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. When they seem solid,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee 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 --along with also a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to set up the mount. Thus, let us discuss weight loss demands:"A single person swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting that a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and utilize appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to try it out--yes, before you actually hang on the swing. "Test it with your full body weight by hanging the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is installed, attach the swing and double-check the swing cable or ropes to ensure it's solid," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, you ought to make sure it's in the proper height--typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.