Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and are, of course, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have some in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to some rise in the energetic side of design:"It is the nervousness people get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming daring --I think people are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra experience into your house in the kind of a indoor swing or hanging seat, here's what you need 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: Choose Your Location
Together with making sure that the swing itself may fit in your preferred spot, you have to make sure that there's adequate room about it. "Choose a spot 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's definitely the most important. You need to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can't find a solid ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's 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 risk attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the person sitting in the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only spot you have for a swing can't support the load, you need to consider another location or having a mounting plate."
And you need to be careful, because not all ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. Even when they seem strong,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't meant to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might 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 extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your location--and also a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to install the bracket. So, let's talk about weight demands:"A single individual swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting that a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and use suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to try it out--yes, before you actually hang the swing. "Test it with your entire body weight by hanging on the bracket," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is set up, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it's strong," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, you'll need to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.