Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and are, of course, super cozy," 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 equally are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some rise in the energetic side of design:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from being adventurous--I believe folks are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra adventure into your home in the form of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, but you need to understand what you are doing--take it from a pro. 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
Together with making sure the swing itself may fit in your preferred spot, you have to be sure that there's adequate 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 prevent 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 to, and if you can't find a good ceiling joist in your chosen location, it is back to square one--with the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you don't find a good joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling which can't support it, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the person sitting at the fold," Chenkin says. "When the only spot you have to get a swing can't support the load, you have to consider an alternate location or using a mounting plate"
And you have to be cautious, because not all ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. When they seem strong,"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 have to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee 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 obtained your place --along with also a ceiling joist with proper support--it is time to set up the bracket. Thus, let's discuss weight loss demands:"A single person swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and utilize appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--before you really hang the swing. "Test it with your full body fat by hanging on the bracket," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is installed, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to make sure it is strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you ought to make sure it's in the appropriate height--normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.