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What type of hardware is used to anchor a swing to a ceiling beam? TIA

ETA: I live near an Ikea and was thinking they might have something that is more affordable than something like this tire swing swivel.
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We have IKEA's Ekorre swing, and both our dds love it (only one has SPD, lol)
It was very affordable (30$, maybe, I don't recall exactly). My dw installed it using the hardware that IKEA provides, and I believe it was a bit of a process finding the ceiling studs to install it into.
But it is a great thing to have...we often suggest to dd that she needs a few minutes in the swing & she loves it.
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Thanks for the reply... I found these hooks at Ikea and am going to call them to find out how much weight they will support.
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My husband got an eye hook from Lowes and put it in a load bearing beam. Like the lower one here: http://img.alibaba.com/photo/5235897..._eye_screw.jpg

However, I still haven't gotten around to making or buying a swing for it. I have tied a sling in a knot and used it with my tiny 2yo, but don't feel confident in using it with my almost 6yo.

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Laurata - I was the case supervisor for a home program of an 11-year old boy, a tall, strong one, and he had a similar hook in the ceiling of his bedroom. His mom bought this really thick, stretchy fabric, and simply tied it in a big knot through the eye hook to make a swing that's like a sling for him. He loves it and it holds his weight very well.

He uses it as a cocoon but also as a regular swing, and although over time the fabric stretches out, once she washes it in the machine, it gets tighter again. She got it at a regular fabric store like Fabic Depot. It's all synthetic.

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We have IKEA's Ekorre swing, and both our dds love it (only one has SPD, lol)
It was very affordable (30$, maybe, I don't recall exactly). My dw installed it using the hardware that IKEA provides, and I believe it was a bit of a process finding the ceiling studs to install it into.
But it is a great thing to have...we often suggest to dd that she needs a few minutes in the swing & she loves it.
We had this too....great and it came with the hardware. We have had not problems with myself and/or both m y 5 yr old daughters!
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Laurata - I was the case supervisor for a home program of an 11-year old boy, a tall, strong one, and he had a similar hook in the ceiling of his bedroom. His mom bought this really thick, stretchy fabric, and simply tied it in a big knot through the eye hook to make a swing that's like a sling for him. He loves it and it holds his weight very well.

He uses it as a cocoon but also as a regular swing, and although over time the fabric stretches out, once she washes it in the machine, it gets tighter again. She got it at a regular fabric store like Fabic Depot. It's all synthetic.
Thank you, I'll see if I can pick some up this weekend!

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