How to hang your swing chair


Do it yourself by following these step-by-step instructions below or ask your local handyman or builder to hang it up for you.



~ Cordless drill or screwdriver

~ Stud finder - you can find these at Bunnings or online.

~ Measuring tape

~ Pencil - to mark the ceiling

~ Ladder



Hold your swing chair up to get an idea of where you want to install it, making sure you have enough space to rotate and swing it.

A minimum of 80cm from the edge of the ceiling if it's in the corner gives enough room for movement. Mark a spot on the ceiling with the pencil where the center of the chair would be.

The hardware must be screwed into a beam/joist. Attaching it to a plaster ceiling alone is unsafe and won’t hold the weight of a person sitting in the swing chair.

Use the stud finder to find the centre of the beam, it will beep when you have found it. Double check and mark the spot.

In Australia ceiling joists are 14 INCHES (40cm) or 24 INCHES (60cm) apart (centre to centre), so be sure to check again to get the centre of the joist.

Screw the mounting plate to the ceiling. You’ll know the screw(s) or hook are going into the stud because there'll be a lot of resistance.

There are a number of ways to hang the chair. You could use the rope that comes with the swing or you can use a chain instead.

Ideally the swing needs to be about 45cm off the floor which is the average seat height, but it may need to be a little lower for children.

Enjoy your new swing chair!