Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have some in her workplace. She's 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 style:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from being daring --I believe folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional experience into your house in the form of an indoor swing or hanging chair, here is what you need to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, however you have to understand what you are doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with ensuring the swing itself may fit in your preferred place, you need to make sure that there's adequate room about it. "Pick a place 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 rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might 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 if you can't find a solid ceiling joist in your chosen place, 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 risk attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the person sitting at the swing," Chenkin says. "If the only place you've got to get a swing can't support the load, you have to take into account an alternate location or having a mounting plate."
And you have to be cautious, because not all ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. When they seem strong,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any actual weight."
Chenkin also adds that you may have to mount a plank across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've got your location--along with also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the bracket. So, let us discuss weight demands:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin says, noting that a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--before you really hang on the swing. "Test it together with your entire body weight by hanging the bracket," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is installed, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it is strong," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, you ought to make sure it's in the proper height--normally which should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.