A Wood Porch Swing is a must-have for your porch. There is nothing more comforting and reassuring than being warmly cradled by a swing in a company of a loved one. Its tall slatted, sturdy backrest allows you to fully sink in, lean back while being gently swayed back and forth. It's romantic or nostalgic, and it provides a sense of calm when being cradled by this lovely piece of furniture.
Like teak, cedar, pine, oak, and cypress, natural wood is the best for style and will blend with any design.
Teak is naturally resistant to mold, mildew, moisture, insects, and rot due to its high oil content. It is easy to maintain, requiring only an occasional hose down with soapy water and a once-a-year sealing to maintain its honey-gold color. Left untreated, it turns into a beautiful, silvery gray as preferred by others.
Western Red Cedar has been dubbed the Tree of Life by Native Americans for its wide range of uses, including its roots. It has the same properties as teak but more versatile when it comes to holding colors and finishes.
Pinewood is a type of softwood that borders between a creamy white or yellowish color. It's less durable than the other two kinds of wood, making it a less expensive material for porch swings. It is insect and rot-resistant, too, and its golden tone is perfect for rustic-styled homes.
Many porch swings have their stand or frame and come in various sizes, from a small cocoon chair to no small swing bench. Both have their structure or support and require minimal to zero installation. Arbors and pergolas also serve as substitutes to hang your swings while offering a magnificent view.