Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and therefore are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have some in her office. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some increase in the playful side of design:"It is the nervousness folks get when they are decorating their homes that holds them back from being adventurous--I believe folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra adventure into your house in the kind of a indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, but you have to understand what you're doing--take it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with making sure that the swing itself can fit in your chosen place, you have to make sure that there's adequate room about it. "Choose a place that 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 might 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 not find a good ceiling joist in your chosen location, it is back to square one--with the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not 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 can pull the ceiling down on the person sitting in the swing," Chenkin states. "When the only place you have to get a swing can not support the load, then you have to consider an alternate location or having a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. When they seem solid,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for your 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 place --and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the bracket. Thus, let's discuss weight loss requirements:"A single person swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin states, noting that a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to try it out--before you actually hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body fat by hanging on the bracket," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is installed, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to ensure it is solid," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, then you ought to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.