Hanging Day Bed Installation Instructions
Lowcountry Originals recommends two Day Bed hanging styles:
2 POINT HARDWARE FOR SWINGING DAY BED(4) Threaded Links
(2) 5 Foot sections of chain.
(4) 47" Rods
(2) 14" Rod
For our 2 Point install, allow two foot of room in front and behind the swing for adequate swinging motion. (4’ total)
4 POINT HARDWARE FOR HANGING DAY BED(8) Threaded links
(4) 5 Foot sections of chain.
(4) 36" RODS
For our 4 Point install, allow 18” of room in front and behind the swing. The four point install requires less space because there is reduced movement. (3’ total)
We have two Day Bed sizes:Size of Bed: 92"L x 44"D OD / 76"L X 41"W ID
(4 point) : 88”L x 40”D
(2 point) : 88” APART
Size of Bed: 88"L x 44"D OD / 76"L x 41"W ID
(4 point) : 84”L x 40”D
(2 point) : 84” APART
For your safety, refer to a licensed contractor for blocking and eye bolt installation instructions.
Add Threaded Links
Once the eye bolts are in place, add a quick link (provided in the swing kit) with a threaded opening to each eye bolt. This will be attached to the chain in the next step. Close it securely by turning the nut by hand.
Attach each chain (provided in swing kit) to the threaded link hanging off the eyebolt above. As a general rule, a swing is most comfortable with the seat hung about 17-19" off the ground. Adjust the swing to your comfort, making sure it's level. Remove any excess chain using bolt cutters.
Regularly check your swing, chain and its hardware/fasteners for wear and fatigue from the elements. Perform these checks at least once a year. You will periodically need to re-paint, stain or seal a wooden swing to keep it from deteriorating. If you live in an area with high humidity or near the ocean, we recommend sealing your swing once a year. Humidity and salty ocean air effects wood and metal more than other climates.