Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have some in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to a increase in the playful side of design:"It is the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from being adventurous--I believe people are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional experience into your house in the kind of an indoor swing or hanging chair, here's what you want to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to know what you're doing--choose it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with making sure the swing itself may fit in your preferred spot, you have to make sure that there's adequate room around it. "Pick a spot that allows for at least three feet of space behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to prevent hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second measure, but it's definitely the most important. You want to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't find a solid ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--with the right 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 that cannot support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling back on the person sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only spot you've got for a swing can't support the load, you need to consider another location or using a mounting plate."
And you need to be cautious, because not all ceilings may maintain the weight of a swing. When they look 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 need to mount a plank across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
Once you've obtained your location--and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to install the bracket. Thus, let us talk about weight loss requirements:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin states, noting that a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for your install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--yes, before you actually hang the swing. "Test it with your full body weight by hanging the bracket," he explains.
Measure 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 strong," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.