Just try not to smile on a 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 happens to have a few 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 some increase in the energetic side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I think people 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 a indoor hanging or swing seat, 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 an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with making sure the swing itself can fit in your preferred place, you have to make sure there's sufficient room around it. "Choose a place which 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 rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second measure, but it is definitely the most important. You want to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and in the event that you can't find a solid ceiling joist in your chosen location, it is 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 solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the person sitting in the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only place you've got to get a swing can't support the load, you need to take into account an alternate location or having a mounting plate."
And you need to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"a few ceilings are strictly decorative," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your place --and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to install the bracket. Thus, let us talk about weight demands:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and utilize suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--before you really hang the swing. "Test it together with your entire body weight by hanging the bracket," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is set up, 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 height--normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.