Just try not to grin on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and are, of course, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who appears to have a few in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, who attributes the tendency to some increase in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I think folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional experience in your home in the form of an indoor swing or hanging seat, here's what you need to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, however you have to understand what you are doing--choose it from a pro. Alan Chenkin, a D.C.-based carpentry expert and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with ensuring the swing itself may fit in your chosen place, you need to be sure that there's sufficient room around it. "Pick a place which allows for three or more feet of distance 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 may be the second step, but it is definitely the most important. You need to locate a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and in the event that you can not locate a solid ceiling joist in your chosen place, it is back to square one--with the ideal amount of space does not mean anything if it can not be safely installed there.
"If you do not 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 man or woman sitting in the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only place you've got for a swing can not support the load, then 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 maintain the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"a few ceilings are strictly decorative," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any real weight"
Chenkin also adds that you might have to mount a board across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also adding additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your place --and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the bracket. So, let's talk about weight loss requirements:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double fold requires 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 try it out--yes, before you really hang the swing. "Test it with your full body fat by hanging on the bracket," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is set up, attach the fold and then double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it is strong," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, you'll need to make sure it's in the proper elevation --typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the floor.