Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have a few in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to a rise in the energetic side of style:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from being adventurous--I think folks are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra experience in your house in the form of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you want to know. It's true, 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 all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Together with making sure that the swing itself may fit in your preferred spot, you have to make sure there's adequate room about 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 stop hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it's definitely the most important. You want to locate a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can not locate a good ceiling joist in your chosen place, it's back to square one--with 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 danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the man or woman sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "When the only spot you have for a swing can not support the load, then you need to consider an alternate location or having a mounting plate"
And you need to be cautious, because not all ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. Even when they look solid,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any actual weight"
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a plank across the joists to"ensure adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and adding extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've got your location--along with also a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to install the bracket. Thus, let us talk about weight loss demands:"A single individual swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--yes, before you really hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body weight by hanging the bracket," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is installed, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's solid," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, you ought to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.