Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark imagination, and are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have a few in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some increase in the playful side of design:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I think folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little additional experience into your home in the form of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you have to know what you're doing--take it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with ensuring that the swing itself can fit in your chosen spot, you need to be sure there's adequate room about it. "Choose a spot that allows for at least three 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: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it's definitely the most important. You want to locate a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can't locate a good ceiling joist in your chosen place, it's back to square one--having the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed there.
"If you do not 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 man or woman sitting in the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you've got for a swing can't support the load, you need to consider an alternate location or using a mounting plate"
And you need to be careful, because not all ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. When they seem strong,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any real weight"
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a plank across the joists to"ensure adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your location--along with also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to install the bracket. So, let us talk about weight loss demands:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting that a double fold necessitates 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 try it out--yes, before you actually hang on the swing. "Test it with your entire body fat by hanging on the bracket," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is set up, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to make sure it's strong," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, you ought to make sure it's at the proper height--typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.