We were recently contacted by Boy Scout Troop 366 in Annapolis, MD. They were wanting to purchase a couple of our wooden rocking benches to donate to an orphanage in Uganda. Below are some of the photos we received. Cypress Moon wants to thank these young men for allowing us to play a small roll in their beautiful act of kindness!
Here’s another awesome porch swing circle. This was sent in to us by a Cypress Moon customer in California. The structure is absolutely beautiful! I imagine they will be spending many evenings swinging around the fire pit!
This particular customer used a combination of several sizes of patio swings to make their circle. If you are interested in constructing something like this, please feel free to contact Cypress Moon Porch Swings! We offer discounts on bulk orders. Thank you so much for supporting American businesses!
Porch Swing Circle
Here’s a wonderful idea for your backyard – a Porch Swing Circle! This neat design incorporates a wooden hexagonal structure with 5 porch swings that surround a campfire centerpiece. How cool is that? Think of all the fun you could have at your next backyard party?
If you are interested in constructing this design, Cypress Moon offers bulk discount on multiple swing orders. Our porch swings are handmade of cypress and built to last many years! Thank you for your consideration!
How To Build A Porch Swing
Here’s a great video showing you the step-by-step process of building a porch swing. If you have the time and resources, you can make one yourself. It will be something you can be proud of for years to come. We suggest using a durable wood like cypress instead of pine. However, if you don’t want to go that route, you can always by a swing that is pre-built from us, Cypress Moon Porch Swings!
Cypress Moon Porch Swing Bed
Here’s a photo of a Swing Bed sent in by one of our recent customers. Accented with custom upholstery, it matches the other furniture on their deck to complete a wonderful outside oasis! Visit our website to read more about our Porch Swing Beds!
Where To Buy Porch Swings
When shopping for porch swings, there are many outlets available. With the boom of the world wide web, many patio swings today are being bought on the internet. However, there are still physical places available where you can see the product before you buy it. Here’s a few places to choose from:
• Furniture Stores While there are a few retailers that carry outdoor furniture, most furniture stores only carry indoor furnishings.
• Hardware Stores Many of today’s hardware stores carry outdoor furniture, in addition to hardware supplies.
• Independent Crafters In rural areas, it is not uncommon to find woodcraftsmen who still make porch swings. These crafters may sell their products along the side of the road, or in their front yards. The best way to locate a local porch swing builder is to simply “ask the locals”.
• Arts & Crafts Shows Scattered throughout the country are trade shows that feature independent artists, such as woodworkers. You are almost guaranteed to find outdoor furniture makers at these events, including handmade patio swings.
• Online Retailers The invention of the internet has opened the doors for just about every type of commerce available, including outdoor furniture. There are literally hundreds of retailers on the web that sell porch swings. Many are mass-produced, but a few companies still sell handcrafted patio swings like Cypress Moon!
• Previous Owners Sometimes when you’re traveling down the road you will see items in people’s front yards for sale. If you’re lucky, you might find a porch swing. However, these situations are very few, because once you buy a porch swing, you’ll never want to be without one again!
How To Hang A Porch Swing From Ceiling
When hanging porch swings, make sure that the support beam or joists in your ceiling will support the weight of the porch swing and its occupants. If you’re unsure of your ceiling’s strength, have an experienced carpenter check it out. Once you’re sure, drill pilot holes to prevent wood splitting, screw eye-bolts or large hooks into an overhead support beam, and hang your chains.
Leave a minimum of 2.5 feet behind the swing for ample swinging room. Three feet or more is even better. Position the swing chains an inch or two outside the swing length to efficiently disperse the weight. For example, when hanging a 5-foot swing, position the ceiling chain hooks about 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches apart.
If you’re using our comfort springs for extra bounce and smooth swinging, they hang (either side up) between the hanging hooks and the swing chains.
How To Hang A Porch Swing From A Tree Limb
Wimpy tree limbs won’t support a porch swing. Choose a strong, sturdy limb when hanging your swing. Protect the limb from abrasion by padding the hanging chains with a rubber hose. Then fasten the chains around the limb with a heavy, rust-resistant bolt, remembering to add an inch or two to the swing length when positioning the chains. Keep your tree happy: never use hooks to attach a chain directly to a tree limb.
How to hang a porch swing from an A-Frame
If you discover that your ceiling can’t sustain the weight of your patio swing and you don’t have a sturdy tree limb to hang it from, you might try a free-standing A-frame swing package. They come with a stand for convenient placement anywhere on the lawn, in the garden, or on a large porch or patio surface.
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To read more about how to install a porch swing, visit us @ Cypress Moon Porch Swings!