When we imagine a hammock, probably most of us are transported to the beach, reminiscing the time when we enjoyed rocking in a hammock, being there relaxed in front of the sea, listening to the waves, sunbathing and enjoying a delicious and refreshing drink.
But, you do not really need to be on vacation on the beach to have a hammock. There is a misconception with hammocks where we think we have to be in an open space experiencing a lazy sleep in it.
We think that the hammocks are only for the summer and for the places that have a garden. Fortunately, it is not, today we have chair hammocks that are designed specially to use at our home. This is not only a decorative piece of furniture but also a great place to sit and unwind yourself completely. And today, we will talk about how to hang a hammock chair indoors safely to enjoy it in the comfort of our home.
Hanging Hammock Chair indoors:
Okay, you’ve got your hammock chair, and you’re all set to get it installed. Yet, you aren’t sure what is the best way to go forward with the process. It does make sense, as this will need to complement the place where it will be installed. But most important part is that it needs to be safely installed so that no one gets hurt.
So, check out our tips how you can get your hammock chair hanged at your home and get an extra place to sit and enjoy some alone time. Let’s begin the ride then…
Find the right location:
Was there any doubt about it? You need to find the perfect space at your home to hang your hammock chair. At outdoors, you didn’t worry about it as there is a lot of open space all around. But indoors, space is limited. Also, hanging it in any place isn’t an option as it can make your home look odd and unwelcoming to others. Therefore, you need to locate the right space to hang your chair. The best way to do that is to find an area where you got enough gap between two sides of the wall. While making sure, the hammock is hanged from at least 4-5 feet above the ground. So, when you sit in it, it doesn’t touch the ground.
Creating anchor points:
Now coming to the actual business of hanging the hammock. You need to create the position you will hang it. The most comfortable option is to attach the chair from the ceiling. To do that you need to find the joist in your ceiling. If you somehow attach it from drywall, it can hamper the integrity of your home. So, to make absolutely certain that you drill a hole in the ceiling joist, you need to use the stud finder equipment. Using that you will get the right spot to drill through for your eyebolts. While drilling, you need to be careful as you don’t want to dig deep. If you do, the bolt won’t fit correctly, and that is something you really need to avoid. If you’re done with this part, then you’re all set to move to the next part.
Getting the bolts and hooks attached:
Once the hole is in place, get the eyebolt. Now, push it through the hole and start twisting until it is tight enough. Use some metal bar or a screwdriver to place through the eyebolt’s hole so you can use it to tight it properly. Once you’re done, you are ready to place the hook into it. This part requires hardly any explanation. Get yourself an S-hook and attach it to the eyebolt. However, if your ceiling is too high from the ground, then you can instead use a small length of rope to go through the eyebolt. Then make a loop using the rope so that you can attach the S-hook to the loop. This gives you more length to hang the hammock chair, and it won’t be too high from the floor.
Hang the hammock:
All necessary steps to hang the hammock chair are completed. Now, you just need to get your chair and attach from the S-hook that you recently put up there.
However, usually, hammocks come with their own sets of hanging equipment. Some offer ropes while some offer steel chains and whatnot. If you get these things with your hammock chair, then it’s great as this gives you more freedom to put the chair. With the ropes or the chain, you can easily adjust the hanging height for your hammock.
Once done attaching the hammock, check to see if it’s stable enough before you sit on it. Use tight knots such as hitch knot to get the right grip. Use the carabineers to secure the chains for hanging.
Before putting your entire weight in the hammock, tug it to see if it is firmly attached. If possible, get some heavy objects and put them inside the hammock and see how well it holds up with the weight. Plus, double check the eyebolt’s grip, the hooks, and the knots a couple of time before leaping your newly hanged hammock chair.
The process isn’t that difficult as you can notice. Now you have learned how to hang a hammock chair indoors safely, and probably you’re all ready to do it all by yourself. However, before starting doing it, get yourself a partner who will be by your side to help with the setup. Even if you don’t need anyone, still it would be nice to have someone to hold the ladder from below while you’ll try to make a hole in the ceiling. As they say, it is better to be safe than be sorry.