In my house we have a flat roof with large beams running just above the ceiling. My husband screwed an eye hook into one of those beams and we attach all out swings to it with different ropes and swivels.
For a basic ceiling with wood beams running above you will need.
- Electric drill
- 7/16-inch-by-3-inch eye hook
- 3/8-inch drill bit
He then drilled a hole for the eye hook. Outfit an electric drill with a 3/8-inch bit, and drill directly into the middle mark made in Step One to denote the center point of the stud.
He then screwed the eye bolt into the ceiling. Start turning the eye hook into the drilled hole by hand. Once the teeth of the hook catch the stud, continue twisting the hook as deeply into the stud as you can by hand, and then finish by slipping a long-handled steel pipe or screwdriver into the eye of the hook to give it leverage. Finish twisting the entire hook into the stud, all the way up to the base of the eye.
Below are a couple of kits for different types of ceilings.
For an exposed basement ceiling CLICK HERE
For I or H beams CLICK HERE
For straddling 2 wooden beams CLICK HERE
For a large wooden beam CLICK HERE
Options for a drop ceiling CLICK HERE