Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark imagination, and therefore are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have some in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to a rise in the playful side of design:"It is the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I believe people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional experience in your house in the kind of a indoor swing or hanging chair, here's what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to know what you're doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with making sure the swing itself can fit in your chosen place, you have to make sure that there's sufficient room about it. "Pick a place that allows for three or more feet of space 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 may be the second step, but it's definitely the most important. You want to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can't find a solid ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--with the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support it, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the person sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "When the only place you have to get a swing can't support the load, you need to consider another location or using a mounting plate."
And you need to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. When they look solid,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might need to mount a plank across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
Once you've got your location--and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the bracket. Thus, let us talk about weight requirements:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting that a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for your install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and use suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--yes, before you really hang the swing. "Test it with your full body weight by hanging on the bracket," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is set up, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's solid," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, you'll need to make sure it's in the proper elevation --normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.