Choosing the right outdoor swing can be challenging. It is important to have enough space,
ensure safe swinging, and pick the right materials to meet your needs.
It is important to consider the size of the space where you
will hang your swing relative to the size of your outdoor swing itself. There should be enough clearance on the
sides to ensure safe swinging as well as in front and behind. In general, leaving at least 6 inches
on each side and 3 feet behind and in front of the swing is a good starting place.
Your outdoor swing setup is only as strong as itís weakest
link. Starting from the hanging
location whether it is a tree, a wood beam, or an outdoor swing frame,
it is important that it can withstand the weight of the outdoor swing and the people
sitting on it. The hanging hardware must be
strong enough to hold as well. It
is also important to think about the strength of the chains that attach the
swing to the hanging hardware.
When buying a swing from Outdoor Swing, you can buy with confidence
knowing that each swing comes with hanging chains designed to support itís
weight. Also the hanging hardware
at Outdoor Swing is specifically designed for safe swinging when hung from a
proper location. If you donít have
a tree or porch to hang your swing from, our outdoor swing frames
provide a safe alternative allowing you to put your swing where you want and
move it whenever you want. Place
it on a patio, by a pool, in a garden or anywhere else you desire.
Outdoor Wrought Iron Swings
Outdoor wrought iron swings are durable and sturdy. They can last for a very long time and
withstand the elements easily. When
choosing between our wrought iron swings, it is important to consider the size, seat pattern, armrests, color, and
design. For example, our Tropico
Iron Swing has large armrests giving you full arm support, which also makes
the swing wider. Our Mandalay
Iron Swing has a checkered seat pattern that supports your body differently
than a wired seat pattern used by many of the other iron swings. Our outdoor wrought iron swings can be
found at http://www.outdoor-swing.com/metal-swings
and are available at the best prices in the industry.
Outdoor Wooden Swings
Outdoor wooden swings can be made out of many different
types of wood. The most common
varieties of wood used to make outdoor swings are discussed below. Our outdoor wooden swings can be found
The cypress wood used to make our outdoor swings actually
grows out of the water in the southeastern United States, and so it is very
water resistant. It has a natural
oil called cypressene which protects against insects and decay. Cypress has a beautiful distinctive
look and is very durable, making it a perfect wood for outdoor furniture. Its strength makes it an excellent material
for making outdoor swings. Our
cypress wood outdoor swings can be found at http://www.outdoor-swing.com/cypress-swings.
Western Red Cedar
Western red cedar is a wonderful choice for your outdoor
swing for many reasons. It doesnít
warp, meaning that the weather outside wonít cause it to bend or split. It is lightweight and strong which is
perfect for making outdoor swings.
Western red cedar also contains oils that resist mildew and decay making
it great for rainy or humid climates. Additionally, it does a good job of staying cool
during the summer, it wonít ever become too hot to use like some other wood or
metal outdoor swings might. Our
western red cedar outdoor swings can be found at http://www.outdoor-swing.com/cedar-swings.
Yellow Balau Wood
Balau wood is a great choice for outdoor swings and other
outdoor furniture. It is often
compared to teak wood due to itís strength, durability, and weather
resistance. The appearance of the
yellow balau wood which is used to make our outdoor swings also has a
distinctive yellow tone. Balau
wood is an excellent choice if you want the strength and durability of teak
wood without the high price. Our
balau wood outdoor swings can be found at http://www.outdoor-swing.com/balau-swings.
Acacia wood grows in warm locations around the world. It is very beautiful, with a very
distinctive look. It is also
strong, durable, and inexpensive, making it a great choice for your next
outdoor swing. Our acacia wood
outdoor swings can be found at http://www.outdoor-swing.com/acacia-swings.
Teak wood has enjoyed popularity as a premier wood for
making outdoor furniture for a long time.
This is mostly due to its fantastic durability, its weather-resistant
qualities, and itís beautiful appearance.
It is an exotic tropical hardwood from southeast Asia. The oils in teak wood make it resistant
to termites and other pests. The high
demand for teak wood has led to high prices for teak furniture, and because of
this, many people are buying balau wood furniture instead. This is due to the fact that it is much
cheaper with many of the same positive qualities. Our teak wood outdoor swings can be found at http://www.outdoor-swing.com/teak-swings.