Porch Swings Buying Guide

There are few more romantic -- or relaxing -- images than that of whiling away an afternoon or enjoying the twilight of a summer's night while relaxing on a porch swing. Consider installing one in your outdoor spaces to take advantage of all that warm weather has to offer.

Types of Porch Swings

Types of Porch Swings

Complex machines such as lawn mowers and simple tools such as rakes serve their purposes in the garden, and so do porch swings: They hold people, move back and forth, and encourage relaxing. There are several types of swings to accomplish that most enviable task. Those include hanging, chair, daybed, and glider. Use this short overview to get started as you pursue your dreams of relaxing and taking in the warm-weather days of spring, summer, and fall.

Hanging

Most porch swings hang from a ceiling or structure overhead using chains or ropes. These require a secure connection, as well as room in front and back for the swing to move.

Chair

Porch swings can be found in sizes that fit a single person; for a narrow spot, these may be a good fit for outdoor seating.

shop Chair
$37.49

Spend time relaxing outdoors in this fun hanging chair. Designed for indoor or outdoor use, this chair is constructed from cotton ...and polyester fabric and comes assembled. This fun blue and green striped chair includes two seat cushions and is suitable for all ages. Details: Porch swing seat Cotton and polyester fabric 2 seat cushions Blue and green Indoor/outdoor use Dimensions: See Product Summary Color: Multi. read more

UWharrie Chair
$1,299.99 $997.00

For a free swatch, call 888-880-4884.Crafted from pressure-treated southern pineDual fan-back design, cozy seating for twoAvailabl...e in several bold color optionsColors available in pristine or washed finish optionsEco friendly materials are insect and rot resistantIncludes chain and stainless steel hardwareDimensions: 39.5W x 20.25D x 32.5H in.Note: This purchase is swing only, arbor is not included. The Uwharrie Fanback Porch Swing is perfect for a lazy afternoon on the front porch or a private one in the garden, wherever you hang this great-looking swing, you'll have plenty of careless hours ahead. Included are all the hardware needed for a quick and painless assembly, and hanging chains. This swing is crafted from pressure-treated pine, ensured to last years with minimal aging. Choose from a large array of colors with finish options in Natural; or Pristine for a flat, full-coverage finish; or Wash for a distressed, wiped finish. Dimensions: 39.5W x 20.25D x 32.5H inches. Please note: this purchase if for the swing only, arbor shown in main image is not included.Main image shown in: White - Pristine.Finish Options:Natural - No paint or finish. It will weather to silvery gray over time if not treated. Using a varnish or latex enamel will help delay the weathering process. A Natural wood look.Wash Finish - 1 coat of paint with heavy sanding over the entire piece. You can expect to see the wood grain through the paint. The appearance has a washed look with some distressing.Pristine Finish - 3 coats of paint covering the entire surface, no sanding or distressing. This finish is very clean looking with a more solid painted appearance.About Materials Used in Uwharrie FurnitureMany outdoor furniture products carry environmental objections such as tropical lumber harvesting that devastates rainforests and threatens endangered species or plastics disposal that is harmful to the environment. The Uwharrie Chair Company offers pressure-treated pine as a simple alternative to imported teak, painted metal or hardwood, and molded plastic. Treated lumber offers distinct advantages over other traditional outdoor materials. It is insect- and rot-resistant, it may be stained, painted, or left natural, and it is milled from plantation-grown Southern pine, a renewable resource.About the Swatch ProgramWe know how important home is, so we want to help you find exactly what you love for where you live. That's why we offer complimentary swatches for you to see and touch. Seeing a swatch in various light and placement, and with your existing décor, can help you make the perfect choice. To order a free swatch, please call 888.880.4884. Color: Mint Green - Pristine. read more

Hinkle
$210.48

Available in a choice of sizesConstructed of solid hardwoodsChoose from available painted or stained finishesOversized slat seat a...nd backEasy assemblyHardware and 8' Laclede chain included. Take a break this summer and enjoy the gentle soothing motion of the Hinkle Chair Company Plantation Porch Swing. You'll be pleasantly surprised to find that the traditional slat seat and back let you sit in comfort for hours on end. Available in a choice of sizes and finishes this swing will be a great addition to any outdoor space and will comfortably seat a friend or two if you have company. Sturdily crafted from solid hardwoods this porch swing will withstand the harshest elements and stay looking like new season after season. Hanging chain is included. Size: 48W x 26D x 25H in.. Color: Stained Maple. read more

UWharrie Chair
$1,299.99 $997.00

For a free swatch, call 888-880-4884.Hand-crafted from insect and rot resistant southern pineAvailable in several bold color optio...ns or Natural finishColors available in pristine or washed finish optionsChoose right-side or left-side facing wave on backrestDimensions: 50L x 35W x 38.5H in.Hanging chains included, hanging hooks not included. Create a splash in your backyard with the Uwharrie Wave Porch Swing. Like nothing you've ever seen before, this unique porch swing features art nouveau style with a swooping backrest reminiscent of a rolling wave. You can choose to have your wave's peak on the left or the right side of the swing. It is constructed of pressure treated pine that is insect and rot resistant so it's going to look great season after season. Not only is this swing stylish in shape, but it's available in a wide assortment of beautiful and unusual finish options. Choose from a large array of colors with finish options in Natural; or Pristine for a flat, full-coverage finish; or Wash for a distressed, wiped finish. All finish options will continue to weather and age over time. Hanging chains are included and assembly takes about an hour. Swing dimensions: 50L x 35W x 38.5H inches. Seat measures: 39.5L x 20.25W inches. Seat back: 38.5H inches.Main image shown in: Apple Green - Pristine. Displayed with the Uwharrie Arbor available separately, see Related Items for this and other coordinating furniture pieces.Finish Options:Natural - No paint or finish. It will weather to silvery gray over time if not treated. Using a varnish or latex enamel will help delay the weathering process. A Natural wood look.Wash Finish - 1 coat of paint with heavy sanding over the entire piece. You can expect to see the wood grain through the paint. The appearance has a washed look with some distressing.Pristine Finish - 3 coats of paint covering the entire surface, no sanding or distressing. This finish is very clean looking with a more solid painted appearance.About Materials Used in Uwharrie FurnitureMany outdoor furniture products carry environmental objections such as tropical lumber harvesting that devastates rainforests and threatens endangered species or plastics disposal that is harmful to the environment. The Uwharrie Chair Company offers pressure-treated pine as a simple alternative to imported teak, painted metal or hardwood, and molded plastic. Treated lumber offers distinct advantages over other traditional outdoor materials. It is insect- and rot-resistant, it may be stained, painted, or left natural, and it is milled from plantation-grown Southern pine, a renewable resource.About the Swatch ProgramWe know how important home is, so we want to help you find exactly what you love for where you live. That's why we offer complimentary swatches for you to see and touch. Seeing a swatch in various light and placement, and with your existing décor, can help you make the perfect choice. To order a free swatch, please call 888.880.4884. Color: Caribbean Blue - Pristine. read more

Daybed

A luxurious riff on the traditional porch swing, a daybed porch swing is deep enough to lie back on. For dwellers with a secluded porch or a big outdoor area, a daybed porch swing provides a perfect spot for summer naps.

Glider

Gliders have a stationary base and a seat that moves back and forth on a frame to mimic a swinging motion. These are good choices for using in the landscape where an overhead structure isn't available.

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Hinkle Chair Company
$481.00 $286.00

Reward yourself with a well-deserved moment of respite by relaxing in the Plantation 49 Wood Porch Glider. Soothe your mind and bo...dy in the calming gliding motion of this cottage style piece. The glider's wide seat and backrest are formed by smooth slats that provide great support and comfort. Made from select grade solid hardwoods, the Plantation Porch Glider is finished in mahogany stain with catalyzed conversion varnish for a beauty that will last for decades. read more

Hinkle Chair Company
$481.00 $286.00

Reward yourself with a well-deserved moment of respite by relaxing in the Plantation 49 Wood Porch Glider. Soothe your mind and bo...dy in the calming gliding motion of this cottage style piece. The glider's wide seat and backrest are formed by smooth slats that provide great support and comfort. Made from select grade solid hardwoods, the Plantation Porch Glider is finished in maple stain with catalyzed conversion varnish for a beauty that will last for decades. read more

Bosmere
$90.90

Specially shaped cover to fit modern style canopy swing set. Has a zip on either side at the front so it can be used as a wind pro...tector. Keeps your outside furniture clean and dry. The cover is made with non-rot thread from woven coated polyethylene which has been UV stabilized for longer life. It has eyelets all round and comes with strings for fastening. Ties with cordlocks. Patio cover is water-resistant. read more

Oakland Living
$261.17

Garden residential bench with side tray arms and back. Lightweight durable cast iron construction. Hardened powder coat finish in ...hammer tone bronze for years of beauty. Easy to follow assembly instructions and product care information. Fade- chip- and crack-resistant. Oakland Living recommends that the products be covered to protect them when not in use. To preserve the beauty and finish of the metal products applying an epoxy clear coat once a year is recommended. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Although the function of different types of porch swings is essentially the same, porch swings are quite varied. For starters, there's design/style to consider. A rustic home may be complemented by an Adirondack porch swing, but the same style would not work in a more contemporary setting. In addition, it's important to review material, seating capacity/length, and cover. All of these considerations will affect where your porch swing works and how much use you get out of it. Use this short guide to get started.

Design/Style

Porch swings of all types can be found in a wide range of styles, including country, Adirondack, traditional, and rustic. The style of the swing should complement the architecture of your home and outdoor spaces.

Material

Most porch swings are typically constructed of wood, which may be stained, painted, or left unfinished. Some swings, particularly gliders, are created from metal, which is usually painted.

Seating Capacity/Length

The width of the swing determines the seating capacity; most start about 2 feet and go up to about 8 feet. Make sure yours can be hung securely enough to handle the combined weight of users.

Cover

For porch swings that are open to the elements, a cover may be a good investment. Covers work best with freestanding porch swings like gliders.

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International Caravan
$256.98 $231.28

Add a touch of nostalgic style to your outdoor decor with the Wrought Iron Patio Swing. This piece creates a relaxing environment ...to enjoy a cool breeze on a hot summer night. Crafted of long lasting wrought iron with an antiqued pewter finish Classic swing design with gentle scrollwork accents Elegant lattice-back design Comfortable curved seat front Hanging chains are included Dimensions: 33.75 inches high x 49 inches long x 20 inches deep Hanging height is approximately 76 inches high Electrophoresis base coat and powder coat outer finish enhance longevity and prevent rust Click here to see matching cushion Assembly required. Color: Black. read more

highwood
$431.74 $429.99

Welcome to highwood . Welcome to relaxation. All the class and elegance of the highwood Lehigh Collection is inherent in this Porc...h Swing. Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. Throw in your favorite decorative pillows and a cozy blanket for an evening gazing at the stars. Explore the entire highwood product line to coordinate other beautiful and durable products to enhance your outdoor living space. Best of all, our material doesn't absorb moisture and repels dirt and grime, making clean-up a breeze. A free zinc-plated steel chain is supplied so it is inchesready to hang inches to a sturdy structure (please use strong hooks not provided to hang the chain from and support the weight of the loaded swing). Extra lengths of chain are available on request for a small fee if required. The swing has been load tested, per ASTM 1561-03 (2008) standard for Outdoor plastic furniture, and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Some assembly is required (see assembly guide) and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs). Proudly and 100% A from recycled plastic, eco-friendly, proprietary materials Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. The Porch Swing has been load-tested and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Includes a free zinc-plated steel chain. Durable, fade resistant material assembled with 304 grade stainless steel hardware means ultra-low maintenance - leave it outside year round Comes with manufacturer's 12- year residential/1- year commercial limited warranty. Some assembly is required and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs) Color: White. read more

Christopher Knight Home
$314.99 $267.74

Lounge in luxury on your patio or poolside with the Outdoor Brown Wicker Tear Drop Swinging Chair. This swinging chair features a ...unique teardrop design with woven wicker and plush seat cushions for comfort. The sturdy iron frame keeps this chair upright for worry-free relaxation. Made with wicker, iron and aluminum Brown finish Includes plush pillows for added comfort Sturdy iron frame ensures stability Minor assembly required Swing dimension: 50.50 inches high x 37 inches wide x 23.25 inches deep Frame dimension: 77.75 inches high x 37.50 inches wide x 37.50 inches deep read more

$749.99 $674.99

Decorate your patio or deck while providing a comfortable place to relax with this porch swing. The swing is equipped with 2 side ...shelves on both sides to let you put beverages or books which will increase joy of your leisure time. The porch swing features a strong steel frame that provides increased durability for 3 average-sized people to use comfortably at the same time. It is constructed from corrosion resistant steel and polyester materials for durability and weather resistance. The canopy top can be adjusted to several angles to get sufficient shade. Each piece is sleekly designed, rigorously tested for durability, and assembly instructions have been standardized for simplicity from start to finish. This classic style and reliable craftsmanship will weather ever-changing trends and regular use for years to come. Create the perfect yard or porch with this red swing. Type: Hammocks Material: Polyester, Steel Style: Western Assembly: Assembly Required Exact Color: Red Color: Red Dimensions: 6.6 feet x 4.4 feet x 6.2 feet Please note: Orders of 151 pounds or more will be shipped via Freight carrier and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information. Assembly Required read more

highwood
$431.74 $429.99

Welcome to highwood . Welcome to relaxation. All the class and elegance of the highwood Lehigh Collection is inherent in this Porc...h Swing. Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. Throw in your favorite decorative pillows and a cozy blanket for an evening gazing at the stars. Explore the entire highwood product line to coordinate other beautiful and durable products to enhance your outdoor living space. Best of all, our material doesn't absorb moisture and repels dirt and grime, making clean-up a breeze. A free zinc-plated steel chain is supplied so it is inchesready to hang inches to a sturdy structure (please use strong hooks not provided to hang the chain from and support the weight of the loaded swing). Extra lengths of chain are available on request for a small fee if required. The swing has been load tested, per ASTM 1561-03 (2008) standard for Outdoor plastic furniture, and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Some assembly is required (see assembly guide) and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs). Proudly and 100% A from recycled plastic, eco-friendly, proprietary materials Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. The Porch Swing has been load-tested and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Includes a free zinc-plated steel chain. Durable, fade resistant material assembled with 304 grade stainless steel hardware means ultra-low maintenance - leave it outside year round Comes with manufacturer's 12- year residential/1- year commercial limited warranty. Some assembly is required and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs) Color: Brown. read more

highwood
$392.30 $365.99

Welcome to highwood . Welcome to relaxation. All the class and elegance of the highwood Lehigh Collection is inherent in this Porc...h Swing. Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. Throw in your favorite decorative pillows and a cozy blanket for an evening gazing at the stars. Explore the entire highwood product line to coordinate other beautiful and durable products to enhance your outdoor living space. Best of all, our material doesn't absorb moisture and repels dirt and grime, making clean-up a breeze. A free zinc-plated steel chain is supplied so it is inchesready to hang inches to a sturdy structure (please use strong hooks not provided to hang the chain from and support the weight of the loaded swing). Extra lengths of chain are available on request for a small fee if required. The swing has been load tested, per ASTM 1561-03 (2008) standard for Outdoor plastic furniture, and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Some assembly is required (see assembly guide) and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs). Proudly and 100% A from recycled plastic, eco-friendly, proprietary materials Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. The Porch Swing has been load-tested and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Includes a free zinc-plated steel chain. Durable, fade resistant material assembled with 304 grade stainless steel hardware means ultra-low maintenance - leave it outside year round Comes with manufacturer's 12- year residential/1- year commercial limited warranty. Some assembly is required and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs) Color: White. read more

highwood
$449.28 $429.99

Welcome to highwood . Welcome to relaxation. All the class and elegance of the highwood Lehigh Collection is inherent in this Porc...h Swing. Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. Throw in your favorite decorative pillows and a cozy blanket for an evening gazing at the stars. Explore the entire highwood product line to coordinate other beautiful and durable products to enhance your outdoor living space. Best of all, our material doesn't absorb moisture and repels dirt and grime, making clean-up a breeze. A free zinc-plated steel chain is supplied so it is inchesready to hang inches to a sturdy structure (please use strong hooks not provided to hang the chain from and support the weight of the loaded swing). Extra lengths of chain are available on request for a small fee if required. The swing has been load tested, per ASTM 1561-03 (2008) standard for Outdoor plastic furniture, and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Some assembly is required (see assembly guide) and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs). Proudly and 100% A from recycled plastic, eco-friendly, proprietary materials Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. The Porch Swing has been load-tested and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Includes a free zinc-plated steel chain. Durable, fade resistant material assembled with 304 grade stainless steel hardware means ultra-low maintenance - leave it outside year round Comes with manufacturer's 12- year residential/1- year commercial limited warranty. Some assembly is required and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs) Color: Silver. read more

highwood
$449.28 $429.99

Welcome to highwood . Welcome to relaxation. All the class and elegance of the highwood Lehigh Collection is inherent in this Porc...h Swing. Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. Throw in your favorite decorative pillows and a cozy blanket for an evening gazing at the stars. Explore the entire highwood product line to coordinate other beautiful and durable products to enhance your outdoor living space. Best of all, our material doesn't absorb moisture and repels dirt and grime, making clean-up a breeze. A free zinc-plated steel chain is supplied so it is inchesready to hang inches to a sturdy structure (please use strong hooks not provided to hang the chain from and support the weight of the loaded swing). Extra lengths of chain are available on request for a small fee if required. The swing has been load tested, per ASTM 1561-03 (2008) standard for Outdoor plastic furniture, and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Some assembly is required (see assembly guide) and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs). Proudly and 100% A from recycled plastic, eco-friendly, proprietary materials Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. The Porch Swing has been load-tested and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Includes a free zinc-plated steel chain. Durable, fade resistant material assembled with 304 grade stainless steel hardware means ultra-low maintenance - leave it outside year round Comes with manufacturer's 12- year residential/1- year commercial limited warranty. Some assembly is required and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs) Color: Off-White. read more

highwood
$431.74 $429.99

Welcome to highwood . Welcome to relaxation. All the class and elegance of the highwood Lehigh Collection is inherent in this Porc...h Swing. Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. Throw in your favorite decorative pillows and a cozy blanket for an evening gazing at the stars. Explore the entire highwood product line to coordinate other beautiful and durable products to enhance your outdoor living space. Best of all, our material doesn't absorb moisture and repels dirt and grime, making clean-up a breeze. A free zinc-plated steel chain is supplied so it is inchesready to hang inches to a sturdy structure (please use strong hooks not provided to hang the chain from and support the weight of the loaded swing). Extra lengths of chain are available on request for a small fee if required. The swing has been load tested, per ASTM 1561-03 (2008) standard for Outdoor plastic furniture, and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Some assembly is required (see assembly guide) and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs). Proudly and 100% A from recycled plastic, eco-friendly, proprietary materials Choose from 4 feet or 5 feet widths and a variety of colors sure to complement your piece of paradise. The Porch Swing has been load-tested and has a 500 pound weight capacity. Includes a free zinc-plated steel chain. Durable, fade resistant material assembled with 304 grade stainless steel hardware means ultra-low maintenance - leave it outside year round Comes with manufacturer's 12- year residential/1- year commercial limited warranty. Some assembly is required and assembled 5ft swing = 64"W x 22"H x 24"D (44lbs), assembled 4ft swing = 52"W x 22"H x 24"D (38lbs) Color: Black. read more

Modway
$529.30 $476.37

Embark on moments of metamorphosis and rebirth with this exotic hanging outdoor swing chair. Transform the mundane to heightened s...tates of consciousness with Encase's sturdy metal stand and rattan seat. Sturdy aluminum outdoor stand All weather synthetic woven rattan seating Easy assembly required Set includes: One (1) Encase wicker rattan chair, one (1) wicker patio stand, one (1) cushion Upholstery color: Espresso, white Materials: PE rattan/polyester cushions/aluminum frame Finish: Matte black Cushions included: Yes, plush washable and water-resistant fabric covered cushions Weather resistant: Yes Chair dimensions: 26 inches high x 38 inches wide x 48 inches long Stand dimensions: 2 inches high x 2 inches wide x 69 inches long Overall dimensions: 69 inches high x 42 inches wide x 42 inches long Assembly required. Please note: orders of 151-pounds or more will be shipped via Freight carrier and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information. Size: Single. read more

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