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A Porch Swing is one of the first outdoor and lawn furniture ever designed. Spending time on a porch swing is considered to be the favorite past-time hobby of people in the past, especially when air-conditioning system was still not introduced.
The types of porch swings are categorized by the materials used. There are wooden porch swings, wicker porch swings, and metal porch swings. They can also be categorized based on their style such as the Adirondack and Cushion.
The most common type of outdoor porch swings is the hanging swings which are made of wood. This type of swing comes with special hooks so you can hang the swing from them. The wood used in making the swings varies, nevertheless, the common ones are Red Cedar, Cypress, Cherry, Pine, Alder, Teak, and Oak.
There are solo swings which can accommodate one person. Their length is 3 feet. There are also love swings which can hold two persons. Their length is 4 feet. For threesome, there are swings as long as 5 feet.
The outdoor swings mounted on the porch can feature a back that is straight or contoured to fit the different needs and wants of people. There are also armrests on both ends. Besides the wooden swings, there are also porch swings made of wrought iron.
Wrought iron swings have a contemporary look and are normally painted in black. Their designs are attractive and unique. Most of these swings feature intricate designs on their back. Because they are made of wrought iron, they are expected to be stronger and capable of holding heavier weight such as 350 pounds.
Wrought iron outdoor porch swings are equipped with hanging chains and hooks so you can swing back and forth safely with almost no efforts at all. These swings use a glider system with a 4-bar and bearing system.
Wicker swings are an alternative to wooden and metal swings. These swings are made of hardened and woven fiber formed into a rigid material. Some of the fibers used are plastic and plants like bamboo, willow, reeds, rattan, and cane.
When it comes to style, the Adirondack is unique. But it has become popular, since it features two contoured seats on the swing. They are also made of very strong materials like a hardened wood. You can also choose a swing of varying colors such as white or yellow. Adirondack swings can support as much as 450 pounds of weight.
The cushion swings come in three types. Some swings have a one-piece cushion, and minimize the effort of installing and removing. There are other swings that have a cushion only on the seat. Still, a few swings have a cushion on the back alone. And there are porch swings that have cushion both on their back and seats.
Proper care and maintenance are essential if you want your porch swing to last longer. If your swing has cushion, you must provide a protection for it against birds, squirrels and other animals which can damage the cushion or use it to make nests.