The porch swing was a common site in Victorian era homes, known for their large porches. Due to the increasing popularity of porches in recent years, the porch swing is coming back. What better way is there to relax after a long day than gently swaying in a porch swing and chatting with neighbors as they pass by?
The average porch swing is made from wicker or wood, though metal swings can also be found. Because they age well, teak and cedar are the best woods for a porch swing. However, a porch swing made from other woods will last longer it is painted or if it sits in a section of the porch protected from the elements.