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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Constructed of durable southern cypress wood Protected with an oil-based stain Made in USA Zinc-plated, rust-resistant hardware Ac...commodates 4- and 5-foot swings Supports 750 lbs. Hanging hooks included Dimensions: 82L x 41D x 67H inches Whats Included Stand Whats Not Included Canopy cover on stand Description Classic style and a sturdy design make this swing stand an excellent choice for any back yard. Zinc-plated, rust-resistant fasteners provide long-lasting stability to the frame. Constructed of durable southern cypress, the Great American Woodies Cypress Porch Swing Stand will accommodate any 4- or 5- foot swing. Cypress offers beauty, distinction, and durability to ensure years of trouble-free satisfaction. Hanging hooks are included. Some assembly is required. Recommended with a 4- or 5-foot porch swing About Richey Industries For 20 years, Richey Industries has manufactured the finest in outdoor casual furniture under its Great American Woodies brand. Beginning with Southern Cypress and Western Red Cedar Collections, the company later pioneered historic colors and the distressed look with its Cottage Classics Collection. In 2007, Richey brought its design and experience to the manufacture of poly-resin furniture with the introduction of its Lifestyle Collection. Like all Richey collections, this line is deep and broad, offering swings, gliders, dining sets, and rockers, as well as traditional Adirondacks. Richey Industries is a name you can trust in outdoor furniture. read more
Simple tools for effortless assembly Gray marbled finish ensures extended outdoor use Made of long-lasting wrought iron Comes with... hooks and hanging chains Scroll accents make for an elegant design Lattice seat and back offer enhanced comfort Unique cushion at checkout Supports weight up to 300 lbs. Measures 48L x 24W in. Whats Included Porch Swing, Hanging Chains and Hooks Description What we like about the 4 Foot Wrought Iron Scroll Porch Swing: A great way to sway your cares away. The Wrought Iron Scroll 4 Foot Porch Swing offers elegance for your porch or patio and comfort for your laid-back evenings. The lattice-style seat and backrest create a timeless style that is both structurally sound and supportive. Scrollwork details surround the backrest and are featured on the armrests, demonstrating the expert craftsmanship that went into the design and construction of this swing. Wrought iron is extremely durable and an excellent choice for outdoor use. The powder-coated gray marble finish infuses an element of antique charm and allows this swing to withstand the harshest weather conditions. Place your order today and enjoy timeless style and comfort with this porch swing. read more
Weather-resistant, eco-friendly acacia wood from protected forests Lasting black finish compliments most decors Classic slat curve...d back and seat design Choose from 4- or 5-foot lengths Comes with 4-foot hanging chain Comfort springs and hanging hooks not included Whats Included SwingWhats Not Included Comfort springs and hanging hooksDescription A swing can be a great addition to any home - take the Pleasant Bay Black Painted Porch Swing, for example. This bold black-finished swing is an exceptionally comfortable addition to any porch, patio, or garden. This comfortable swing makes the perfect spot for kicking back, relaxing, and letting cares drift away. And you can feel good, too, because this swing is constructed of durable acacia wood from protected forests, making it an environmentally friendly choice. Available in two sizes. Dimensions: 4-foot bench: 48L x 20W x 21H inches 5-foot bench: 51.5L x 22W x 23.5H inches About Coral Coast What if, when you closed your eyes, you pictured yourself in your own backyard? Coral Coast has a collection of easygoing, affordable outdoor accessories for your patio, pool, or backyard. The latest colors and styles mingle with true classics in weather-worthy fabrics and finished woods, ready for relaxation. Make yours a life of leisure. read more
Product Summary This porch swing has so much Southern charm it practically welcomes your guests and brings out a pitcher of sweet ...tea for you. Its generous size, rounded arms, and wicker look give it style, but its no shrinking violet, this beauty is made with a steel frame and weatherproof resin wicker to give it character. Choose your favorite wicker color and sit and chat a spell.Powder-coated frame is made of solid steel Made of weather-resistant wicker Withstands natural elements Choice of multiple wicker colors to match your space Comes with a hanging chain Ideal distance between hanging hooks is 58 to 64 in. Supports up to 300 lbs. Weighs 45 lbs. Measures 55L x 30W x 24H in. Whats Included Porch swing, Hanging chainWhats Not Included CushionDescription A hot cup a tea or a cool margarita - thats all thats missing from the Casco Bay Resin Wicker Porch Swing. Crafted of durable, all-weather resin wicker, this porch swing is virtually indestructible, but its styled with classic Southern charm. Resin wicker can stay out all year round and will never fade, crack, splinter, or warp. You can choose from several colors for the one that best complements your porch or patio. Beneath the wicker weave is a powder-coated steel frame. A hanging chain is included, so youll be ready to start swinging. Note: Seat cushion not included. About Coral Coast What if, when you closed your eyes, you pictured yourself in your own backyard? Coral Coast has a collection of easygoing, affordable outdoor accessories for your patio, pool, or backyard. The latest colors and styles mingle with true classics in weather-worthy fabrics and finished woods, ready for relaxation. Make yours a life of leisure. read more
All-weather resin wicker in walnut Powder-coated steel frame Hanging chain included with plastic tubular sleeves Weighs 45 lbs.; w...eight capacity is 300 lbs. Accepts cushions measuring 43L x 19W inches Swing dimensions: 43L x 19W in. 55L x 30W x 24H inches Whats Included Porch swing, Hanging chainWhats Not Included CushionDescription The Casco Bay Resin Wicker Porch Swing - Walnut is the perfect place to spend mornings, afternoons, or evenings enjoying the weather. Constructed from a powder-coated steel frame, this porch swing can hold up to 300 lbs. The all-weather wicker is resistant to the elements, and the included hanging chains are incased in plastic, tubular sleeves to keep from getting tangled or pinching fingers. Swing dimensions: 43L x 19W in. 55L x 30W x 24H inches. read more
This northern white cedar porch swing features no-maintenance natural weathering and insect resistance. It is sanded to an ultra s...mooth finish and readily accepts paint or stain; if left alone, it ages handsomely. This piece has a 5-year limited warranty with the manufacturer; warranty information is included with your shipment. The accessories are not included. You will notice cracks, some small and some larger, in your rustic log furniture. This occurs naturally in the drying process and adds to the character and rustic look of our products. These cracks, are known as checking. Please refer to the product specifications PDF for more information about the checking process. read more
Crafted of FSC-certified 100% solid Eucalyptus Grandis Eco-friendly wood harvested from protected forests Kiln-dried, mold-, milde...w-, insect- and rot-resistant Natural wood tone highlights simple rustic design Comfortable slatted seat and stylish weave-pattern back Measures 61L x 22W x 36H inches Whats Included BenchDescription Youll be transported to a relaxing getaway without having to take a step away from home every time you settle into the Eucalyptus Weave Back 5-ft. Garden Bench. Sit in complete comfort for hours on end, thanks to the slatted seat and supportive, weave-pattern back, while the five-foot size is generous enough to seat a friend or two, should you be in a chatty mood. Sturdily crafted of 100% solid eucalyptus, a renewable, sustainable hardwood, well-known for its natural resistance to decay, mold, mildew, and insects, this bench will withstand the harshest weather and stay as attractive as the day you bought it even after many seasons have rolled by. Plus, knowing that the wood is harvested in an environmentally-friendly way from protected forests will make you feel even better about owning this bench. Given its simple, timeless design and superior craftsmanship, its not surprising that youd love to have this bench on your patio or porch for many years to come. More about Eucalyptus Grandis Eucalyptus Grandis is a hardwood grown in well-managed forests in Brazil and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This means it is harvested responsibly. The FSC sets high standards to ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way. Eucalyptus Grandis is entirely different than the Eucalyptus tree in the United States. Its as strong and as durable as the well-known Teak. In fact, Eucalyptus Grandis is, on average, from 10 to 20 percent more dense than Teak. With this density, straight grain, smooth finish, and warm honey color with rose highlights, Eucalyptus Grandis is a first-rate choice for use in outdoor products. About Dropship Vendor Group In operation since 1995, Dropship Vendor Group has been filling the need for outdoor living products. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Dropship Vendor Group has established a reputation for manufacturing fine outdoor living products at the right price, while offering excellent quality, style, and innovation to todays demanding retail environment. Companies around the world trust Dropship Vendor Groups capabilities and manufacturing expertise to improve their ability to market and sell high-quality products. Dropship Vendor Group is a leading manufacturer for some of the worlds most prestigious retailers and distributors in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, South America, and Middle East. read more
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