Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have some in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to a rise in the playful side of design:"It's the nervousness folks get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from being daring --I think folks are letting go of the."
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 want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, but you have to know what you're doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with ensuring the swing itself can fit in your chosen spot, you have to be sure that there's sufficient room about it. "Pick a spot that allows for at least three 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: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You want to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't find a good ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--with the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"If you do not find a good joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling down on the person sitting in the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you've got for a swing can't support the load, you have to consider an alternate 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 look solid,"a few ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings aren't meant to hold any actual weight"
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your place --along with also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the bracket. So, let's talk about weight loss demands:"A single person swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--yes, before you actually hang on the swing. "Test it together with your full body fat by hanging the bracket," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is set up, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's solid," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, then you ought to make sure it's in the proper elevation --typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.