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Luxurious Cedar Bed Swings For Porch Renovations

If you’re looking for a way to make your porch more comfortable and more stylish, you have a few options. There are regular chairs and benches, which can be comfortable, but often lack the stylish appeal you might be looking for. A handmade cedar bed swing may be the missing link.

There are porch swings and porch bed swings, both of which look fantastic, but serve different comfort purposes. When deciding between a porch swing and a bed swing for your porch, you should think about the look you’re going for as well as the purpose you want the bench for.

While we offer both of these two products, we want to make sure to help you get exactly what you’re looking for. Taking the time to research the different products and styles available will help you make the perfect choice for your newly remodeled porch.

Outdoor hanging bed swing

Porch Swings vs Bed Swings

You’re probably familiar with porch swings; they are more common and seen in homes all over the country. These swings are often designed for those who have a little bit less space available on the porch, though some are larger than others. The bench on a porch swing is normally designed to fit two or three people comfortably sitting. If you’ve ever pictured a comfortable place to sit down and read a book, a porch swing likely comes to mind.

A bed swing, on the other hand, is generally significantly bigger than your average porch swing. Cedar bed swings are luxurious ways to find the ultimate relaxation; they are designed to fit at minimum a crib or twin sized mattress, and some are larger and can accommodate more people. These beds provide a gentle sway that is extremely relaxing and makes the user feel like they are floating on a cloud.

Our cedar bed swings come with a variety of different features; some have cup holders, some have wide armrests to hold your phones, tablets, or drinks, and others have high backrests so you can choose to sit or lay down. Whatever kind of bed swing you’re looking for, it can be customized for you and your family.

Which is Right for Me?

To decide between a porch swing and a bed swing, you’ll need to think about a couple of factors. First of all, a porch swing can be placed in locations with less space than is required for a bed swing, so if you’re limited on space, you might choose a porch swing.

White Porch SwingCedar Bed Swing

If you have the space, and you’re looking for a comfortable place to sit or lay down, you should definitely consider looking at the available bed swings. With tons of different fabrics, finishes, and hanging kits to choose from, you’re bound to find exactly the look you want for your porch.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re looking for something stylish or comfortable, you can’t go wrong with a porch swing or a cedar bed swing. When deciding between the two, think about what you’ll use your swing for as well as the look you’re going for. Your porch is going to look fantastic!

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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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Custom Bed Swings

custom swings

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 [email protected] for more information on ordering your custom bed swing.

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Wood Swings Finished With Urethane

Urethane finish repels water beads on  wood

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.