Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, 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 is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to a rise in the playful side of style:"It is the nervousness folks get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from being adventurous--I think folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional experience into your house in the form of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you want to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, however you have to understand 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 ensuring the swing itself can fit in your chosen spot, you need to make sure there's sufficient room around it. "Pick a spot 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 railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it is definitely the most important. You want to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can not find a solid ceiling joist in your favorite location, it is back to square one--having the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling back on the man or woman sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "When the only spot you've got for a swing can not support the load, you need to take into account an alternate location or having a mounting plate"
And you need to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they look solid,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any actual weight"
Chenkin also adds that you might need to mount a plank across the joists to"ensure adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and adding 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 mount. Thus, let us discuss weight loss requirements:"A single individual swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and use suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to try it out--before you really hang on the swing. "Test it with your full body fat by hanging the mount," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is set up, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it is solid," Chenkin states. When you hang on the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the proper height--normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.