Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and therefore are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have some in her workplace. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some rise in the energetic side of design:"It is the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from being daring --I believe people are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra experience in your home in the kind of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, but you have to understand what you are doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with ensuring that the swing itself can fit in your preferred spot, you need to make sure there's sufficient room around it. "Choose a spot which 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 railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second measure, but it is definitely the most significant. You need to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can't find a solid ceiling joist in your favorite place, it is back to square one--having the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers risk attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the person sitting in the fold," Chenkin says. "When the only spot you've got to get a swing can't support the load, you have to consider another location or having a mounting plate."
And you have to be careful, because not all ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. Even when they seem strong,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might have to mount a plank across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating 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. So, let us discuss weight demands:"A single person swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting that a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--before you really hang the swing. "Test it with your entire body weight by hanging the bracket," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is installed, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it is strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, you'll need to make sure it's at the proper elevation --typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.