Just try not to smile on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have some in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to a increase in the energetic side of style:"It is the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I believe folks are letting go of that."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra experience into your house in the form of a indoor swing or hanging seat, here is what you need to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, but you need to understand what you are doing--choose it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with ensuring the swing itself can fit in your preferred place, you have to make sure that there's adequate room around it. "Pick a place 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 rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it is definitely the most important. You need 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 don't find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support it, or worse--it can pull the ceiling back on the person sitting in the swing," Chenkin says. "When the only place you have to get a swing can't support the load, you have to consider an alternate location or using a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. When they seem strong,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and adding extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your location--and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the bracket. So, let us talk about weight requirements:"A single person swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for your install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to try it out--before you actually hang the swing. "Test it together with your full body fat by hanging on the bracket," he clarifies.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is installed, attach the swing and double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it is strong," Chenkin says. When you hang the swing, then you ought to make sure it's in the appropriate height--typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.