Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and therefore are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have a few in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the tendency to some rise in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I believe folks are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional experience into your house in the kind of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you want 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 about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with ensuring the swing itself can fit in your preferred place, you have to make sure that there's adequate room about it. "Pick 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 step, but it is definitely the most significant. You want to locate a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can't locate a solid ceiling joist in your chosen place, it is back to square one--having the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing mount to a ceiling that cannot support it, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting at the swing," Chenkin states. "When the only place you've got for a swing can't support the load, then you need to consider an alternate 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 strong,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any real weight"
Chenkin also adds that you might need to mount a plank across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also adding additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your place --and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to install the mount. Thus, let's talk about weight requirements:"A single individual swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting that a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you need to pre-drill holes and utilize appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--yes, before you actually hang on the swing. "Test it with your entire body weight by hanging the mount," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is installed, attach the swing and double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it is strong," Chenkin states. When you hang on the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the proper elevation --normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.