How to Hang a Bubble Chair Stand

Written by fred samsa | 13/05/2017
How to Hang a Bubble Chair Stand
A bubble chair hanging from the ceiling is quintessential modern decor. (Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Bubble chairs, or round wraparound chairs, have enjoyed many years of popularity as a fun example of modern home furnishing design. The space-age aesthetic of the bubble chair is heightened still further if you have a hanging stand for your bubble chair, allowing the chair to be suspended from the ceiling. Fortunately, you can install your hanging bubble chair stand yourself, with just a few common household tools. A hanging bubble chair is a good choice for any part of the house with an open, airy floorplan.

Ask a friend to hold the bubble chair stand at the desired height. Measure the distance between the top of your hanging bubble chair stand and the ceiling, using a stepladder.

Purchase a length of heavy-gauge chain cut to fit this measurement minus 6 inches to account for additional hardware. Check that the chain is rated to support the weight of the chair plus 113 Kilogram.

Find a ceiling joist with a stud finder. If you have a textured ceiling, place a piece of cardstock between the stud finder and the ceiling to improve the accuracy of the reading. Move the stud finder in methodical rows until a joist is located. Use the stud finder to determine the centre of the joist, and mark this point with a pencil.

Attach a 3/8-inch drill bit to a drill, and drill directly up at the marked point. Wear safety glasses during this step to keep falling dust from irritating your eyes. Drill to a depth of about 5 inches.

Insert a 7/16-inch-diameter eye lag screw into the pre-drilled hole, and tighten until the top of the eye is even with the ceiling.

Hang an S-hook from the eye screw, and suspend the length of chain from the S-hook.

Hang a second S-hook from the bottom of the chain, and hang the bubble chair stand from this S-hook.


Never stand on the top step of a stepladder.

Tips and warnings

  • Never stand on the top step of a stepladder.

Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Stepladder
  • Heavy-gauge chain
  • Stud-finder
  • Cardstock (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Cordless drill
  • 3/8-inch drill bit
  • 7/16-inch-diameter eye lag screw, 6-inch length
  • 2 S-hooks

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