Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and therefore are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have a few in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to a rise in the energetic side of style:"It is the nervousness people get when they are decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I think people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional experience in your house in the form of a indoor swing or hanging seat, here is what you want to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, but you need to understand what you're doing--take it from an expert. Alan Chenkin, a D.C.-based carpentry expert and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with making sure the swing itself can fit in your chosen spot, you need to make sure there's adequate room around it. "Choose a spot that allows for three or more feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to stop hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second measure, but it's definitely the most important. You want to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't find a solid ceiling joist in your favorite place, it's back to square one--having the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you do not find a solid joist, installers danger 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 in the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you have for a swing can't support the load, then you have to take into account another location or using a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"a few ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not 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 also adding additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've got your place --and also a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to install the mount. So, let us discuss weight loss requirements:"A single individual swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting a double fold 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--yes, before you really hang the swing. "Test it together with your entire body fat by hanging the mount," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is installed, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's in the proper elevation --normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.