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Porch Swing Rope With Wooden Porch Swings

Every since Georgia Swings began offering porch swing rope assembly hanging kits, more people are choosing it instead of chains. This does not imply that one is better than the other. In fact, our rope and chain hanging kits are relatively comparable in quality and strength. The primary factor most people use in selecting one of our hanging kits is purely aesthetics. Chains have also been used to hang swings as far as any of us can remember, and it is unlikely that will change anytime soon. Choosing the right rope can be a excellent alternative for patio swings. Rope has a softer organic look that adds just the right element to compliment a naturally beautiful solid wooden swing.

Classic Southern Porch Swing

Porch Swings designed for rope

Ever wonder why wooden Georgia Swings look so fabulous with rope? This is because our swings are modified and balanced for use with our rope assembly hanging kits. Simply adding rope to any old swing just won’t do. Let us build you one of our handcrafted southern made swings with our rope hanging assembly for a perfect fit. Georgia Swings are the best wooden swings for use with rope.

Things to consider when choosing hanging material

While rope may be a preference for some people to hang their swing, here are a few things to consider.

  • Chains are much easier to level off a swing than rope. Simply counting the chain links is sometimes all that is necessary to level a swing with chains. Rope requires more skill and patience. Hire a professional if possible.
  • Make sure you choose our rope hanging kit since our rope doesn’t shrink, stretch, rot, or mildew. Buying the right type of rope for swings is critical for avoiding future problems.

What are the best porch swings for use with rope?

Here are a couple of suggestions of popular porch swings that look great with either chains or rope.

  1. The Ellijay
  2. The Decatur

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Best Swing Hanging Kits

Swing Chain Kits & Hanging Bed Rope Kits

Georgia Swings offers a choice of rope hanging kits or swing chain kits to complete the installation of your bed swing or porch swing. We’ve tested many types of ropes and chains over the years, and we’ve finally selected the materials we feel are excellent choices for what we do.

The ropes and chains we offer for swings not only look great, but they also perform very well outdoors. It’s a fine balance between beauty, strength, and durability. Don’t forget to add it to your cart during checkout!

Swing Chain Kits
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Custom Bed Swings

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If you have an idea for a custom bed swing or would like to have it customized to suit your needs, Georgia Swings can help you build it the way you want it.  Since our swings are made to order, this allows our customers have input in the design based on a need or preference that they may have.  This can be anything  from the color, size, design, or even the type of wood used.  Your design may even become an addition to our swing line. 


Contact georgiaswings@gmail.com for more information on ordering your custom bed swing.

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Wood Swings Finished With Urethane

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Lets face it.  Wood is the overall best option for porch swings, bed swings and most patio furniture in general.  This is based on factors that consist of cost, strength, look, comfort, and maintenance.  For example, steel may be stronger, but who would really consider that comfortable?  Composite material may requires less maintenance, but it lacks any real character.  We can contrast and compare materials all day long, but natural wood would prevail as the most practical solution.

When it comes to finishes, wood is the most versatile.  It can be left natural, or finished with stain, varnish, paint, epoxy, and so forth.  Leaving it unfinished is fine, but you will extend the life of it tenfold by adding a coat of urethane and keeping it varnished over the life of the swing.  How often one should reapply depends on the wear of the varnish.  If the swing is in direct sunlight everyday of the year, you may have to reapply a fresh coat of urethane every few years.  If your swing is under a covered patio or porch with light to moderate use, you may only have to reapply a light coat every 5 years or more.  There are many variables such as the amount of use, climate, and exposure that will determine when a fresh coat of urethane should be applied.  A visual inspection and personal preference is the only rule of thumb when determining when to varnish your swing with urethane. 

It is always recommended that you allow Georgia Swings to apply the initial coat of urethane to your swing at the time of purchase.  This will ensure that each piece of wood is varnished prior to assembly for better wood and moisture protection.

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Swing Installation for Atlanta and Beyond

Porch swing installation

Swing Installation in Metro Atlanta and Surrounding Cities

We are committed to customer service at Georgia Swings.  As such, we are pleased to add the professional swing installation services of porch swings and swing beds.


Typically, swing beds use 4 hanging points and swings typically use 2 hanging points. Both chains and ropes come in various sizes which determines the weight capacity.  Whether you choose chain or rope, call Georgia Swings to get a quote.


Pricing is on a case by case basis, so just give us a call at 404-576-9370 to discuss your project. We can usually provide you with an estimate if you send us pictures of your swing and ceiling.