Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark imagination, and therefore are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have some in her office. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the tendency to a increase in the energetic side of design:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming daring --I believe folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra adventure into your house in the form of an indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to know. Yes, you can DIY it, however you need to know what you're doing--take it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Together with ensuring the swing itself may fit in your chosen spot, you need to be sure there's adequate room around it. "Choose a spot which allows for three or more feet of space 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 measure, but it is definitely the most significant. You need to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can not find a solid ceiling joist in your chosen location, it is back to square one--having the right amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers risk attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support it, or worse--it will pull the ceiling back on the person sitting in the fold," Chenkin says. "If the only spot you have to get a swing can not support the load, then you need to take into account another location or having a mounting plate."
And you need to be careful, because not all ceilings may maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they look solid,"some ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may need to mount a plank across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've got your place --along with a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to install the bracket. Thus, let us talk about weight 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 need to pre-drill holes and utilize suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to try it out--before you actually hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body weight by hanging on the bracket," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is installed, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to make sure it is solid," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, you ought to make sure it's in the appropriate height--normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.