I had to do this!! I knew the bungee cords would be great sensory input for my kids' bodies and when you add in the movement from the swing. BONUS input!! LOVE it!!
I bought two of the chairs from Target. We put one in my oldest daughter's room. And I gave the other to my awesome Father-in-Law who made THIS:
Close-up of where the legs were removed:
Hanging hardware. This is screwed right into the support beams going across our basement ceiling (the hook and eyes can hold up to 800 lbs!).
He strung the rope through and used electrical tape to cover any loose ends.
Whoo hoo!! Swinging away!
add pillows and blankets to make it similar to a hammock swing!
I've even tried the swing out myself and it's great!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to my father-in-law for making us such a fun thing for our basement. It will be great with the winter months looming ahead!
That is so neat! Looks like something my daughter would absolutely love :)ReplyDelete
Oh my this is awesome! Makes me want to move somewhere with basements. In my blah So Cal home we dont have enough indoor space. Maybe outside somewhere I can do a copy cat.Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Holly, This is fabulous. I am soooooo jealous. I'd do it if I didn't live in an apartment building in NYC where space is sooooo not available. Still, love to dream through this blog post!ReplyDelete
How did he take off the legs? Having a hard time trying to get them off since it's not just a simple screw.ReplyDelete
Amy, I hope you figured out how to take the legs off. I'm not really sure how he did it. I think they have have metal pins. Maybe he hammered them out. So sorry I can't really help you on that question. He's very handy and I'm not. :-)Delete
Drill into the rivets and they will fall apart. I am making one of these right now. You could also use a hacksaw to cut the rivets off from the side.Delete
How do I hang a hammock swing from the house rafters?ReplyDelete
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Emy--there is a close up image of the eye and hook that we use. Just go to your local hardware store and find something heavy duty. We put them right into the wood rafter in the basement so we know that it will not pull out. :-)Delete
Love it. I'm looking at doing something similar for my basement for my sensory seekers. I was thinking about buying a set up but this looks like a much cheaper option. Thanks for the info.ReplyDelete