As far as hanging chairs go, you may have seen pictures or heard stories about them, but you still have questions in your head. Does it work like it is described or is it just a fairy tale? Will I break my ceiling if I hang it incorrectly? In order to help you answer these questions, we will take a closer look at how these products work and what the ceiling installation process would entail.
A hanging or standing chair has two parts: the handrail or support beam and the seat or backrest. The support beam or column is attached to the wall through a hole or screw hook and the seat or backrest fits securely into the hole created. The hanging mechanism is typically powered either by electricity or by gravity. The type of hanging mechanism you choose will depend on the space available, your weight limitations, and your decor. The simplest hanging chair consists of a simple column supported by two vertically attached posts that are secured to the wall with bolts.
To install a chair in your home, you will first need to determine the height and distance from the floor where you plan to hang the chair to the ceiling. Next, measure the distance from the top of the ceiling where the ceiling support is attached to the wall to the bottom of the leg or foot of the chair. This measurement will determine the width of the support beam you will need. If the leg or foot end higher than the ceiling, the extra space is known as the threshold or rafters. If they end lower than the ceiling, this is known as the landing or floor.
Once the measurements for the support beams are complete, you will want to consider the weight limit of the device. If the piece will be placed on the floor, you will want to consider its weight limit, which will help determine the depth of the treads. The depth of the treads is also an important factor when determining if the device will require wall braces or not. Brackets will be required if the piece is going to be placed on the studs.
The last major consideration involves the placement of the armrest on the piece. The device will either need to rest on the top of the shelf or hang by its side. If it will be placed on the top of the shelf, the support leg needs to be a certain length from the top of the shelf. The support leg should be considered parallel to the top of the shelf or else it will not provide adequate support. If it is going to hang on the side, it needs to be placed far enough away so that the person will not trip over it when he attempts to take a seat.
As you can see, hanging chairs can be very simple devices. When considering their supporting mechanism, it is important to remember that they can be broken into two basic categories: fixed and adjustable. A fixed support system can include ladders, pulleys, and brackets that hold the piece to the ceiling. These are typically used in industrial settings, like factories, where they can take the weight of heavy loads. An adjustable hanging chair has a built-in spring mechanism that is attached to the end of the chair. In order to keep the person from tipping over, this is usually padded.