If it were up to us, every front porch in America would have a swing. A front porch swing is an icon that transcends generations. Our wooden porch swings are made from premium pressure-treated yellow pine. Pressure treated wood contains preservatives that greatly increases the lifespan of outdoor furniture. Unlike 99% of our competitors, DHD secures our porch swings with coated decking screws along with polyurethane glue to ensure that the wood will not loosen over time. Our porch swings weigh between 40 and 50lbs making them some of the sturdiest swings on the market. We carry multiple color options so that we can match our chairs in almost any outdoor area. Our Cedar, Mahogany, Teak, Pecan, and Walnut porch swings are still made with pressure-treated pine, however they are finished with a 100% acrylic log cabin stain/sealer that provides superior protection to your outdoor furniture. Adding a finish to our Natural swing will provide an additional 5 years of protection from the elements. The stain/sealer combo is great at blocking U.V rays that are harmful to exposed wood. It is also a "breathable" finish, meaning that it allows the wood to expand and contract throughout temperature fluctuations. Low quality finishes will trap moisture inside the wood, which will lead to mildew over time. We can also do custom paint colors if our stain options do not match your home. Just click on our natural porch swing and type your "Custom Paint Color" in the designated field.
Our porch swings are built with the same DHD seat design from other products like the Patio Chair and Bar-Height Deck Chair. We are firm believers in the old saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", so it was a no-brainer to carry our perfectly contoured seat over to the porch swing. The hardware is positioned in a way that makes the swing highly adjustable once it is hung. You can have almost 45 degrees of freedom when adjusting how far you'd like the swing to lean back. Our swings are made to be used without a pillow or cushion, but you can if that is your personal preference.
One of the biggest things that separates Down Home Dexterities from our competitors, is that we provide the option to install your swing for you. If you have never had a swing in the past, it can be difficult to locate the necessary supports in your ceiling. Allowing us to do it saves you the time and headache. If you would rather install yourself, you can still purchase the necessary hanging hardware from us. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding installation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wooden Outdoor Furniture
How long should I expect my furniture to last?
Down Home Dexterities guarantees all of our finished products for a minimum of five years before you will start to see some weathering of the finish. Whether it be our Adirondack Chairs, Porch Swings, Hanging Beds, Deck Chairs, Patio Chairs, or Rocking Chairs, all of our products are secured with the highest quality fasteners so you get the longest lifespan possible. You should not see any structural issues before the five year mark, but we understand that wood can sometimes be unpredictable. DHD sells thousands of Adirondack chairs, so it is inevitable that a slat will break or an arm will crack. When this happens, we are more than happy to send you a replacement part or swap out the product. This is just one of the many benefits of doing business with DHD rather than larger companies who want nothing to do with you after the sale has been made.
Can I refinish my furniture?
Absolutely! A benefit of wooden furniture is that is not hard to refinish if you decide that you want to restore the piece to its original beauty. Our stained products will require some light sanding on any surface that you would like to restore. You do not have to strip the previous finish down to bare wood if you are keeping the same color. After sanding, you can apply a water-based clear coat and it will revive the original color. Painted products are usually a little bit more labor intensive and may require sanding down to bare wood in order to achieve the best results.
Why should I buy wooden outdoor furniture over composite outdoor furniture?
As woodworkers, we hold wood very near and dear to our hearts. We prefer wooden outdoor furniture from an aesthetic standpoint. In todays world, almost everything is plastic. Even if it is "really good plastic", it does not have the same refreshing feel as a real handcrafted wooden piece. Not only this, but the longevity of composite is not that significant in comparison. The original colors will fade over time, and they are much harder to restore. Lastly, and perhaps the most important factor is price. Composite outdoor furniture can cost almost 3 times as much as its wooden counterpart. This can potentially be thousands of dollars over an entire order. With DHD providing a 5 year guarantee, the trade-off is not worth it in our humble opinion.
How much patio, firepit, or porch space will I need for my furniture?
If you have ever order outdoor furniture from sites like Wayfair or Hayneedle, you know that you can get a product much smaller than anticipated. That is the exact opposite experience you should expect when buying furniture from DHD. Our items are usually larger/more heavy duty than anticipated, so be sure to read all specifications on the individual product pages. If you need our expert opinion, just give us a call!
Steps to Order
1. Customize your furniture by clicking on the image of the product that you are interested in. All of our products are made from Treated Pine and finished with an acrylic log cabin stain/sealer which comes in various different colors.
2. Add the desired items to your cart. Make sure you check out our side-items to complement your set.
3. Proceed to checkout. To make our customers feel as comfortable as possible, DHD does not accept any form of payment until your items are delivered. You will see a dropdown menu with all of the states that we deliver to listed. Please select your state and provide your shipping and contact information. You can also select in-store pickup.
4. After your order is placed, we will be in touch to schedule an estimated delivery day. We handle all of our deliveries in-house, which means that our employees will hand-deliver your items fully assembled and stage them wherever you'd like.
5. We will reach out, a few days in advance to confirm a delivery day. If you have any questions during this period or want an update, do not hesitate to give us a call!