Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and therefore are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have a few in her workplace. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to a rise in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they are 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 looking to infuse a little additional experience into your house in the kind of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, but you have to know what you're doing--choose it from an expert. Alan Chenkin, a D.C.-based carpentry expert and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with making sure that the swing itself can fit in your chosen place, you have to make sure there's sufficient room about it. "Pick a place which allows for three or more feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either side to stop hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second measure, but it is definitely the most significant. You want to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can't find a good ceiling joist in your favorite location, it is back to square one--with the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"If you don't find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the man or woman sitting at the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only place you have for a swing can't support the load, then you need to take into account an alternate location or using a mounting plate."
And you need to be careful, because not all of 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 might need to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your location--along with a ceiling joist with proper support--it is time to set up the bracket. So, let's discuss weight loss requirements:"A single person swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and utilize appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--before you actually hang on the swing. "Test it with your full body fat by hanging the bracket," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is installed, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it is solid," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, you ought to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.