So you have always wanted to install a Sex Swing in your house, but perhaps don't want anyone to know exactly what you get up-to in your bedroom adventures.
Here is our guide on how to install a Sex Swing ceiling hook mount, and completely conceal it to look like part of the room. Nobody is ever going to know that your room can be converted into a Sex Swing playground.
It all starts with a smoke detector. The idea here is that we are going to install a hook into the ceiling, and then conceal it inside the mounting bracket of a fully functioning smoke alarm that we can easily move to hang the Sex Swing. So not only do you get a Sex Swing out this, you also get a new smoke detector.
Before you get startedNote that while we have successfully used this method to install a Sex Swing, you assume all risk for the project. The structural stability of the overhead beams and joists are important, and if you are in any doubt you should not attempt this project, or hire a professional.
This project assumes you are installing the Sex Swing in a typical house that has a drywall ceiling attached to overhead wooden beams and joists.
Since drywall is being cut, this should be considered a semi-permanent installation. Although you can repair the drywall if you change your mind, you should only cut the drywall one you are sure of the location and wish to proceed.
The ToolsThe project doesn't need much in the way of tools, but you will need the following.
1. Cordless Drill/Impact Driver/Screw DriverThis will be used to screw in the structural screws to hold the D-Ring in place.
2. Stud FinderThis tool will help you locate the beams in your ceiling that we will be attaching the D-Ring to.
3. Oscillating Saw or Drywall SawThis will be used to cut a hole in the drywall ceiling.
If you don't have one, you could buy one for around $30 - Genesis GMT15A 1.5 Amp Multi-Purpose Oscillating Tool. Alternatively, you could use a manual drywall saw or a hobby saw.
The HardwareHere is a shopping list of all the hardware that you need for this project.
1. A Sex SwingThere are lots of Sex Swings on the market starting anywhere from $20 up to $100's. Our favorite is the Screamer Sex Swing from www.sexswing.com. It has wide comfortable straps, includes a head rest (very important), and it is extremely well made. For the type of installation we are showing here, the swing needs to be a single mount type, and not one that requires two mounting points.
2. A D-Ring tie down mountThis is what the Sex Swing is going to be suspended from. It is important it is strong. For our install, we used a CURT 83730 1 x 1-1/4-Inch Surface-Mounted Trailer D-Ring Tie Down Anchor. It is rated at 1200lbs and costs $1.32 at Amazon.
3. Structural screwsYou need 2 heavy duty structural wood screws to anchor the D-Ring to the roof structure. We used TimberLOK #0 x 4-in Black Ecoat Hex-Head Interior/Exterior Structural Wood Screws. You can buy this individually from Lowes or Home Depot at around $1.30 a piece. You will need 2 screws.
4. A smoke detectorWe used the First Alert Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarm, which is not only a great quality detector, but it also has a great bracket to make concealing the Sex Swing mount easier. NOTE that you will be removing the smoke detector to install the sex swing, and it may not function when removed. Ideally have two detectors in your room to give you protection when the sex swing is in use.
1. Locate the ceiling joist or beamFor this first step you should identify approximately where you want to install the Sex Swing. Look for a location that has good clearance around it, away from ceiling fans or anything else that may get in the way. It might be a good idea to hold up the swing and see if the location is suitable.
Next you need to find a solid overhead joist or beam. To do this, use a stud detector. On the ceiling, mark both edges of the beam with a pencil (they should be just under 2" or so across). The aim here is to identify exactly where the beam runs, and know where the edges of it are.
2. Remove a piece of ceiling drywallRemoving a section of the drywall is important for two reasons. Because you can see the wood, you can be sure that you are screwing directly into the center of an overhead joist or beam. Secondly, it will help the d-ring to be hidden inside the space above the smoke detector.
Use the oscillating saw or drywall saw to remove a small section of the drywall. It should be about 2" x 1.5". Once it is removed you should be able to see the wood of the joist or beam.
3. Mount the D-Ring to the joist or beamUsing 2 structural screws, attach the d-ring directly to the wood.
4. Install the smoke detector bracketAttach the smoke detector bracket to the ceiling so that the D-Ring is in the center of the bracket and accessible. You can use the included screws with the smoke detector to do this.
5. Install the smoke detectorYou should now be able to install the smoke detector into its bracket. To do this, push up the D-Ring so it fits flat against the wooden beam, and then turn the detector so it locks into place.
6. Attach the Sex SwingThe final step is to test out the install. Remove the smoke detector from the bracket, the D-Ring will fall down into position, and then attach the swing to the D-Ring.
7. TestNow that everything is in place and before using the swing, pull down on it an ensure everything is well secured.
Congratulations!You should now have a fully functioning, rock-solid, hide-able Sex Swing - enjoy!