There are many things to consider when buying a bench, swing bed or outdoor furniture set for your yard. A little bit of planning in advance will help ensure you find the right piece of furniture that looks great, is comfortable and stands the test of time. In this post, we will cover a few of the main things to look out for.
Do you have enough room?
You would think this is an easy one, but it's easy to underestimate the amount of room you'll need for a bench, in particular a swing bed or porch swing. It's a good idea to ensure you have at least 5 feet of space surrounding a swing beds to allow them to move freely. Porch swings can do with a little bit less - most likely 3-4 feet.
Will the bench be exposed to the weather?
In the case that the spot you've chosen for your bench is exposed to the weather and potentially harsh environmental conditions, it's a good idea to opt for a bench that is made of more durable material than others. A good example of this is the synthetic wood that one of out main suppliers, Highwood USA, offer. Although this material looks and feel like normal wood, this material will ensure the longevity of your bench while it's exposed to the elements.
How do I assemble the bench when it arrives?
Luckily this is a fairly easy one. All of our benches come with easy to follow assembly instructions, and if you have any issue you can get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to help. In the case that you have purchased a swing bed or porch swing, we provide a detailed walk-through on How to Hang a Porch Swing/Bed. This should be all you need to be on your way and relaxing on your porch.
The Charming Bench Company