Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Swing
A delightful, basic porch swing, crafted from red cedar and offered for a fair price.The Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Swing is recommended for anyone with a limited budget, who’s in the market for a good, basic porch swing.
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Do you love the simple pleasures offered by a porch swing, but on a bit of a budget?
If you're answer is "yes", the Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Swing might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Kilmer Creek isn’t one of the biggest companies in the industry today, but they have a good reputation for making high-quality furniture, and their cedar porch swing is an excellent example of their work.
We’ll be quick to point out that this isn’t the perfect porch swing, and it’s not best in class, but none of that really matters. It is a very good porch swing, and it might be perfect for you, which is the key.
In the sections that follow, we’ll give you full details so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if this is the porch swing you’ve been looking for. Let’s take a closer look at what this chair has to offer.
Overview of the Kilmer Creek Natural Cedar Porch Swing
The Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Swing is a basic, no-frills design, offered in unfinished cedarwood. That’s not a bad thing at all. Cedar is a beautiful wood, and the chair is absolutely gorgeous. True, it doesn’t have any fun extras on offer, but not everybody wants those things anyway, and if you’re on a budget and just interested in a basic swing, this model will serve you very well.
Before we go further, let’s do a quick stats review:
Generally speaking, these are good numbers, but we should note that the weight limit could be an issue.
Typically, porch swings are built for two, and this model certainly has room for that. The issue is that if you’re in the market for a high weight capacity swing, 550 pounds may not be enough for both you and a companion in the swing.
If you’re planning on using the swing by yourself, then 550 pounds is more than enough for the vast majority of the market. Ultimately, it comes down to having an honest conversation with yourself about how you’re planning to use the swing.
Adjustability, Comfort, and Extras
As we mentioned at the start, there are no extras on offer here. No hidden compartments, no built-in cupholders, or anything like that. If you stretch the definition of the term a bit, you could say that the fact that the Kilmer Creek Natural Cedar Porch Swing comes with the chains and springs needed to hang it count as an “extra” and although that’s not quite what we meant here, it is worth mentioning.
Comfort-wise, it’s a wooden porch swing, so it’s about what you’d expect. The good news is that if you want to enhance its comfort, that’s easily done via the addition of a seat and/or seatback pad. Of course, that comes with the drawback that you’re covering up the natural beauty of the wood. Ultimately, it depends on which you value more: Comfort or aesthetics. Most people, though, are perfectly fine with lounging and swinging in a wooden swing for a couple of hours at a stretch or so.
Some Assembly is Required
If you decide you want one of these, it will arrive at your door partially assembled. You will have to do a few things to finish it up, but the production quality is incredibly high, and the pieces go together exactly as they should. In addition to that, the instructions are simple and clear, so you won’t have any issues on that front. After that, the only thing left to do is hang it where you want it to go, take a seat and start swinging your troubles away.
Color Variants of Kilmer Creek Natural Cedar Porch Swing
Pros and Cons of Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Swing
There’s a lot to like about the Kilmer Creek Porch swing, but it’s not going to be a model for everyone. In no particular order, here are the things we think you’ll like best:
Conclusion of Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Swing
Overall, we regard the positives as outweighing the negatives associated with this model by a hefty margin. We love the good clean lines, but we do find the maximum supported weight limit to be a bit underwhelming and disappointing. On that basis, we give it a provisional recommendation.
References & Resources
- Kilmer Creek, Official Brand Website.
- Do-It-Yourself Porch Swing, Mother Earth News.
- How to Build a Porch Swing, Better Homes & Gardens.
- How to Sand and Stain Cedar Furniture, SF Gate.
- How to Care for Your Cedar Patio Furniture, Cabin Life.