10 Pretty Porch Swings You Can Enjoy This Summer
Kick your outdoor seating up a notch with one of these 10 picks for porch swings, guaranteed to suit any style.
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DIY Porch Swing
There's no shortage of porch swings available for purchase, but you can have the satisfaction of a job well done if you decide to DIY it instead. We've designed a classic two-seater made of poplar to be simple enough for a first-time woodworking project. The swing is made up of simple cuts and easy glue-and-screw assembly techniques. You'll need a table saw, circular saw, drill/driver with bits, jigsaw, tape measure, square, power sander, hacksaw and an adjustable wrench.
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Now here's a porch swing design worth its weight in gold. A console holds two drinks in the middle of the seat, leaving plenty of room for two people. When not in use, it can be flipped up and out of the way. The swing, handmade by Amish woodworkers, has a rolled seat bottom and backrest top for comfort and is available for $249.99. Check out these 10 clever ways to foil any potential porch pirates.
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The classic love seat shape and warm honey color make this an attractive love seat for your porch, and the contoured back and wide armrests make it comfortable, too. The durable, all-weather wicker material is supported by a powder-coated steel frame, so it can stand up to the elements. Wicker furniture is great in the backyard, too, check out these super inviting backyard spaces. Photo courtesy of Hayneedle
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Photo courtesy of Bellacor
The cheery green finish of this porch swing will pop against more muted house colors. Made of acacia wood, it can fit two adults and has a curved back for optimal comfort. Scope out these backyard swings that will make for a relaxing time as well.
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Photo courtesy of Ballard Designs
When it comes to this porch swing, comfortable is an understatement. This day bed-style swing comes with a 5-3/4-in.-thick mattress, three square back pillows and two bolster pillows. It's made of whitewashed eucalyptus for moisture and insect resistance. The only problem? Finding the extra time in your schedule for afternoon naps. Find another special getaway with one of these incredible treehouses.
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Photo courtesy of Hayneedle
Swing in Shade
Place this swing in any sunny spot in the yard, and you're covered, thanks to the built-in canopy. The natural resin wicker material of this pick means that even in high temps, this swing won't crack, fade or peel. Built-in shelves on each side are great for holding cold drinks. $259.98; hayneedle.com
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Photo courtesy of Hayneedle
The graceful lines of this charming swing harken back to English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, whose famous garden bench was the inspiration for this piece. The black painted eucalyptus wood and grey cushion bring it up to date. $279.98; hayneedle.com
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This beautiful porch swing model features elegant woodworking detailing and built-in cup holders, perfect for holding a cup of lemonade. It's made of pressure-treated-pine, but finished in a cedar-colored stain that provides UV protection and makes it look pricier than it really is. It comes in two sizes, 4 or 5 ft. long, to fit various porch sizes. Check out these pro tips when it comes to staining wood.
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This coastal-inspired porch swing looks like a hammock, with all the function of a two-seat swing. The woven rope seat is perfect for beach houses or to infuse a nautical vibe. The body is made of HDPE lumber that doesn't splinter, fade or rot. Available in other colors. Speaking of beaches, a beach doesn't get much better unless you own it yourself, like one of these incredible islands you can buy.
Originally Published: July 26, 2017