Tutorials

Introduction to install our products at your home

This is a DIY suggestion, if you are not sure how to do it, please ask to a local professional. We are not responsible for any possible injuries incurred while installing our products by yourself (it never happened any issue so far but better to be aware!). 

As ceiling/wall materials vary, screws for fixing at ceiling/wall are not included. For advice on suitable screw systems, contact your local specialized dealer. You may show him/her a picture of your product.

Depending of your house you can have a wooden beams ceiling, metal beams ceiling or a concrete ceiling. It may looks the same but you should know which kind of beams are above the white ceiling or if your ceiling is made by solid concrete.

Many of our costumers live in North America, so we started to give suggestions for houses with wooden beams ceiling, the most commons based on our experience.

At the end of this post your will find some videos from our costumers.

 If you don't understand something, please write me.

You can also opt for a stand like this below, just search at your local store or online.

Attach the hardware for hanging to the wooden beam.

  One hook style macrame swing chair in cream. With a baby sitting on and dad and mum playing with her. pregnant woman watching a cradle in the kids room Hanging chair made in cotton with macrame technique. cream color pattern and cream cushion.

Wooden beam (can been visible as in this picture or above the white ceiling)

baby swing chair in a dinner room

picture by @thechrisandclaudeco 

First, decide how much space you want to give the person to swing. For baby swing 3 feet (90 cm) clearance from the back wall is pretty good. For cradle and hanging chair leave 4 feet (120 cm) clearance if possible. If you don't have a tape measure, here you can order a cheap one

Yellow tape measure

Use a tape measure to measure the desired length and, using a stud finder, locate a wooden beam for the hook. We suggest two Stud Finders models: a very economic one and a pretty good one (battery included). Both can find wood beams and they can be used for your DIY projects.

Stud finder             stud finder

Please note that the stud should be a structurally-sound framing member and must support at least three times the weight of the person will sit on. Consult an experienced professional if you have any questions regarding safe

illustration of a woman using a stud finder

To hang your one hook style swing, hanging chair or the cradle we suggest a rotatable swivel hook because is silent, effortless, and allows you to just rock without having to use energy to keep yourself rocking. 

Even though it seemed a bit pricey, the kit is complete. It also comes with a metal link chain to adjust the height of your swing or cradle.

Swivel Hook set

If you use the rotatable swivel hook we suggest, here the steps to install:

  • using a drill bit (refer to the package¬†for the appropriate size)¬†pre-drill the¬†4 holes¬†into the stud

illustration of a woman using a drill

  • screw in the lag screws (twist the screws into the ceiling)

illustration of a woman using a screwdriver

  • hang the chain from the¬†carabiner
  • hang the chair from the S-hook. If doesn't fit, pass the chain into the eye of the swing and link the S-hook to the chain,¬†adjusting the height

Swivel Hook and chain installed

If you have high ceiling, it's important to hang your swing or your cradle at a safe height. So you need to adapt the length of your hammock using a longer rope or chain which you can purchase online here 

Swing under a oak tree

If you want to DIY and you need some tools, here some suggestion:

  • a drill, you can get a¬†Black & Decker¬†¬†here.

drill black&decker orange

  • 5-Piece 1/4" Bullet Masonry Drill Set with Case here¬†

simple drill set

  • or a complete¬†201-piece combination screwdriving and drilling¬†set here

201-piece combination screwdriving and drilling set

If you want to make your lounging experience even better, you can add also this spring.

for USA click here, for Europe click here

spring 

 

Here the Macrame Cradle Installation explained by Heather (@daughtersandthings)

 

Here the Swing Installation explained by Kallie Roberts

Concrete ceiling

….coming soon…..