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What to Expect When Buying A Custom Porch Swing

Buying A Custom Porch Swing

Many products we use daily are mass-produced in factories, most overseas. So there are many unknowns when buying an imported porch swing. As a result, it can be challenging to know whether a product you’re purchasing will be of high quality.

We do things differently at Georgia Swings. For example, we don’t build barn doors or tabletops. Instead, we focus all of our attention on just building swings. An American-made Georgia Swings brand porch swing gives you confidence that your product is constructed with care and made of solid natural wood and high-quality finishes. We’ve detailed the process below, so you’ll know what to expect when placing an order.

Process Overview

Building a handcrafted porch swing from scratch takes time. When placing an order with Georgia Swings, you’ll get to choose the size of your swing, the type of wood, the color of the stain or paint, an optional topcoat finish, the seat depth, the hanging design, a cup holder option, and an option for swing cushions, depending on the product.

As you can see, your swing is entirely customizable, and going through the process of crafting a custom-made item starts when placing your order. Remember that we will only put your item into our queue once your order is received, and peak seasons have longer lead times. Therefore, the fastest way to receive your porch swing is to place an order as soon as possible. Once you submit your order, the building process will begin. We do not cut corners and rush through the necessary steps. We perform detailed quality assurance checks throughout the process to ensure that every swing meets the highest quality standards.

The Selection

After you’ve decided which porch swing design to buy, you’ll begin by choosing the type of wood for your swing. The standard wood options for porch swings are western red cedar, kiln-dried pine, or white oak. Bed swings are made from western red cedar unless specified otherwise. You’ll also get to select the length of the porch swing and the seat depth of the swing.

Once the wood is selected, the parts are fabricated by surfacing, ripping, sanding, routing, jointing, and assembled before moving on to the finishing stage.

We recommend buying a Georgia Swings brand hanging kit since they provide exceptional quality and stability. There is no need to worry about sagging bed swings with our high-quality rope kits.

Finishing the Swing

After preparing the wood and assembling the parts for the porch swing, we move on to the finishing stage. There are various stains and paints to choose from for your swing. More transparent and natural stain colors bring out the natural color of the wood you select; there are also darker stains, like Jacobean or Burnt Hickory. Also, you can choose a solid white or black paint finish for your swing.

If you’ve chosen a stain finish, you can select the clearcoat option, which will help protect the wood against UV rays and moisture. Adding more coats of clear urethane also makes a smoother finish. We recommend at least two urethane top coats if you want a stain finish on swings made from western red cedar.

Shipping and Receiving your Porch Swing

Custom shipping pallets are designed for each swing. The pallets are constructed of solid wood to provide a secure way of transporting your fully assembled swing across the United States. You will need a power drill with a standard Phillips drill bit and a T-25 drill bit to remove the screws and disassemble the pallet.

Final Thoughts

Georgia Swings brand swings are made in the United States. Therefore you can rest assured that these products are handcrafted with quality and integrity. So place your order today and begin enjoying the benefits of buying a custom porch swing.

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One of the Best Swing Beds

The Best Bed Swings For Sale

When in the market for porch swing beds, you’ll want to buy one of the best bed swings of the highest quality possible. Installing swing beds outside require that they withstand a fair amount of exposure to moisture and inclement weather. However, we recommend installing under a covered porch or patio since it gives you the most protection. In addition, bed swings are much larger than your traditional porch swings and, therefore, must be made to accommodate the additional load requirements. Georgia Swings builds bed swings with all of these variables in mind.

You’ll often hear the old saying that companies “just don’t make furniture like they used to.” Too often, companies cut corners, using low-quality materials and machines to churn out furniture that doesn’t meet a high quality standard. We choose to do things differently not only because we have integrity and a passion for woodworking but also because we want Georgia Swings to set the precedence for building quality swing beds.

Features of the Savannah Swing Bed

The Savannah is one of the best swing beds on the market for many reasons. One thing that sets the Georgia Swings Savannah swing bed apart from others is the elegant design. This daybed porch swing is aesthetically gorgeous with or without pillows. Pillows should be optional, not required to get the desired look and feel you select for your bed swing. The Savannah looks incredible from all sides! However, it is not just a pretty face. It is also highly robust. The high balusters essentially give you the option to use the sides as a backrest also.

The Best Bed Swings For Sale

The Savannah daybed swing is handcrafted with solid western red cedar, a durable timber known for use in outdoor projects as it is naturally resistant to rot, bugs, and decay. The wood has a classic look when stained, from natural to rich, darker colors. The western red cedar does have a natural rosy undertone, hence the red cedar name, and it looks excellent stained and still looks beautiful regardless of the chosen stain color. In addition, the stability of the wood allows it to withstand the heat and humidity of the summer without bending or breaking. All Georgia Swings brand swing beds can support up to 1350 pounds.

What Makes Georgia Swing Beds Unique?

All of our swings are handmade in America. Our bed swings are assembled entirely by hand in our shop by professional craftsmen. It’s rare to find handcrafted furniture with the attention to detail and quality woodworking features you’ll find in a Georgia Swings brand product. When choosing porch bed swings, you should avoid lower-quality materials, including manufactured wood. These items may come with a lower price tag but often will cost more in the long run; they won’t last that long and may not support very much weight.

With the Savannah, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is finding a good book to read as you enjoy the outdoors.

Summary

When comparing the Savannah, which is undoubtedly one of the best bed swings, to the other swings on the market, the difference is clear: there is no comparison between similar items and this unique piece of furniture. Instead, the Savannah gives you a show-stopping piece of furniture to display on the front porch, patio, or sunroom while also providing a comfortable and relaxing place to spend your time. There are three standard sizes to choose from online, or you may have your swing custom built to fit a space of any size. With a carefully curated selection of rich stain finishes and cushion fabrics, your ideal piece of furniture with customization options awaits you!

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Buy Custom-Size Porch Swings & Bed Swings

Porch Swing with Cushion & Pillows

Hanging Design & Cupholders Options

To make the best use of your outdoor space, we have decided to allow you to customize your porch with many great functional options. Currently, you can get any Georgia Swings brand porch swing with either chain or rope design hanging options. In addition, while the Ellijay and the Canton swings come with built-in cupholders, you are now able to add the cupholder option to the Decatur porch swing right from the product page. This option was only made available to in-store shoppers, but now anyone who purchases the Decatur porch swing online will be able to add built-in cupholders to their swing.

Stain & Urethane Finish Options

You may select from one of our 12 hand-picked finish options to beautify your wooden swing. Wood finishes include semi-transparent stains, solid stains, clear urethane, and unfinished. However, if you select unfinished, we recommend that you add a wood protectant. The solid stains cover the wood in the same manner that paint does. In comparison, semi-transparent stains allow the natural wood grain to show while tinting the wood to your desired preference. Finally, spar urethane provides moisture and UV protection while showing natural color and wood grain.

Custom-Size Porch Swings

Our standard porch swings range from 4 to 7 feet in total length. You may also order any custom-size porch swings or bed swings. The total length is measured from the outside armrest. Our porch swings also have seat depth options that allow our clients to select either 18″ or 20″ seat depth. However, the Decatur porch swing offers three size options of 18″, 20″, and 24″ seat depth.

Custom-Size Porch Swings
The Decatur Porch Swing

Custom-Size Bed Swings

Our standard bed swings are available in crib, twin, and full size. The total width and length of bed swings depend on the design you select. You can find the outside dimensions of each bed swing design on their product page. In addition, the bed swings category page shows the current Georgia Swings bed swing designs available for purchase.

White Bed Swing with Sunbrella Cushion

Porch Swing & Bed Swing Cushions

All of our swings can be custom-made in any size to accommodate your space requirements. Therefore, the swing cushions and pillows are also customized to fit the porch and bed swings. We offer bed swing cushions, porch swing cushions, lumbar pillows, and bolster pillows with the purchase of any handcrafted Georgia Swings brand swings.

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Cedar Swings Vs. Kiln Dried Treated Pine Swings

White Porch Swing in Gazebo

When picking out the perfect material for your outdoor swings, Georgia Swings makes it easy to select the best type of wood. We do this by offering only wood that is suited for outdoor use as a starting point. Since swings are considered outdoor furniture, we see no point in providing customers with swings that can’t withstand outdoor elements.

Picking out the material for swings isn’t something you should take lightly. You want to ensure that you pick out materials that will stand the test of time for years to come. Whether you’re considering western red cedar swings, kiln-dried pine swings, or other types of wood for your swing, it’s essential to know the benefits of each kind of wood.

Western Red Cedar Swings

One of the most significant benefits of western red cedar wood is its ability to resist moisture, rot, decay, and most pests. Western red cedar is naturally beautiful due to its rich, crisp tonal properties.

Unfinished Western Red Cedar

Did you know that when you buy western red cedar swings, you’re contributing to the environment? Western red cedar comes from the most sustainable, managed forests in the entire world. We particularly love western red cedar porch swings for their natural beauty and durability.

Kiln Dried Treated Pine Swings

Kiln-dried treated offers some of the same benefits as cedar. It has been kiln-dried to improve the stability of the wood and treated for additional protection against pests and decay.

Kiln Dried Treated Pine
Unfinished Kiln Dried Treated Pine

Cedar Vs. Pine

Are you trying to decide which wood is better for your swing? Let’s compare the differences between western red cedar and kiln-dried treated pine to assist in determining which wood is best for you.

Examine the chart below as a guide to help in your wood selection.

Western Red CedarKiln Dried Treated Pine
PaintingFair – Requires two or more coats of paint for coverage. Excellent
StainingExcellent- It brings out the character in the wood grain.Fair/Poor – May appear blotchy.
Sun ExposureExcellentFair – Direct Sunlight may cause warping.
Against Moisture & DecayExcellentGood – The kiln-dried pine must be treated for maximum protection. Untreated pine should not be used for outdoor furniture.
StabilityExcellent – doesn’t warp easilyFair – may warp over time
WeightLight -recommended for large swingsHeavy – not recommended for bed swings
StrengthExcellentExcellent
KnotsVery knotty- It looks better stained than painted. Painting over knots may appear as defects.Very little to no knots for premium grade.

Whatever material you choose for your outdoor swing, be sure that you let the professionals at Georgia Swings help you find the perfect swing for you today!

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What Are The Best Bed Swings For Outdoor Use?

The Roswell Outdoor Porch Swing Bed

With the summer months just around the corner and those long hot days edging closer, many homeowners will now be thinking about adding a bed swing to their property. Whether it’s taking an afternoon nap, relaxing with your family, or chatting with friends, a bed swing is a fantastic addition to any home.

However, with so many options available, finding the best outdoor bed swing for your home can be a challenge, and you need to ensure you are opting for the right materials. To help you, we have taken a closer look at three key factors to consider:

Materials

Your bed swing will likely be facing regular exposure to moisture and will be spending long periods of time in sunlight. This means the material used in the construction of your bed is essential, and Western Red Cedar not only looks fantastic, but it is also one of the best materials. Properly sealed and cared for, this wood will be able to last for many years. 

Hardware

Another important consideration when finding the best bed swings for outdoor use is the hardware used in the construction. There are many options available, but stainless and galvanized steel offer the most durability and protection against the elements.

Furnishings

The other key consideration when searching for the best bed swings for outdoor use is the furnishings. These will face constant exposure to the elements, so opting for acrylic cushions and pillows will ensure that they remain to look fantastic and in the best condition possible for a long time.

Looking for the best bed swings for outdoor use?

If you seek the best outdoor bed swings for your home, then Georgia Swings is here to help you. Specializing in handcrafted wooden porch and bed swings, we guarantee the highest quality products, and we pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable service.

Want to find out more? Check out our full range of outdoor bed swings here.