Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and therefore are, of course, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have some in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the trend to some rise in the playful side of design:"It is the nervousness people get when they are decorating their houses that holds them back from being daring --I believe people are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra experience into your home in the form of an indoor swing or hanging seat, here is what you want to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, but you have to understand what you are doing--take it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all 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 be sure that there's sufficient room about it. "Pick a place that allows for three or more 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 measure, but it's definitely the most significant. You want to find a good ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and if you can't find a good ceiling joist in your favorite place, it's back to square one--having the ideal amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"If you do not find a good joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support it, or worse--it will pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting in the swing," Chenkin states. "When the only place you have to get a swing can't support the load, then you have to consider another location or having a mounting plate."
And you have to be careful, because not all of ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they look solid,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might have to mount a plank 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 set up the mount. Thus, let's discuss weight loss requirements:"A single person swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and use suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to try it out--before you really hang on the swing. "Test it together with your entire body fat by hanging the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is installed, attach the swing and double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it's solid," Chenkin states. When you hang on the swing, you'll need to make sure it's in the proper elevation --normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.