Just try not to smile on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark imagination, and therefore are, obviously, super cozy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who happens to have a few 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 trend to a rise in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming adventurous--I believe people 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. It's true, you can DIY it, but you need to understand what you're doing--take it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging process.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Along with making sure that the swing itself may fit in your preferred spot, you need to make sure there's adequate room around it. "Pick a spot that allows for three or more feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to stop hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You need to locate a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can not locate a solid ceiling joist in your chosen place, it's back to square one--having the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you do not find a solid joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting at the fold," Chenkin states. "If the only spot you have to get a swing can not support the load, then you have to take into account another location or having a mounting plate"
And you have to be cautious, because not all ceilings may maintain the weight of a swing. When they look solid,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any actual 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 got your place --and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to install the mount. Thus, let's talk about weight demands:"A single person swing ought to have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting that a double fold necessitates two mounts.
Now, for the install. To begin with, you have to pre-drill holes and utilize appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--yes, before you really hang on the swing. "Test it together with your full body weight by hanging the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the mount is installed, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to make sure it's solid," Chenkin states. When you hang on the swing, then you ought to make sure it's in the appropriate height--typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.