In a Nutshell:
This is a gorgeous, heavy-duty porch swing with a fun surprise built in.The Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Console Porch Swing is recommended for anyone with heavier people living in or visiting their home who loves the simple pleasure offered by a good porch swing.
Value for the Money
Are you a bigger, taller, or heavier person? Do you have friends or other people who live in your household who are?
If you answered yes to either of those questions and you love the simple pleasures offered by an old fashioned porch swing, then you’re going to love what you read in this review.
Unfortunately, the majority of porch swings on the market today aren’t made with heavier users in mind. The good news is that high weight capacity options do exist, and the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Console Porch Swing is one of the best you’ll find anywhere.
In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you everything this delightful porch swing has to offer so you can decide for yourself if it’s the porch swing you’ve been looking for. Even if it isn’t, we think you’ll be impressed. Let’s take a closer look.
Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing With Console Overview
It’s big, and it’s beautiful. That’s the first thing that’s likely to pop into your mind when you see this gorgeous hulk of a chair. Before we go even one step farther beyond first impressions, though, let’s take a look at the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Console Porch Swing by the numbers. Here are the basics:
These numbers bear out the first part of the first impression we described above. At just over five feet long and weighing in at 68 pounds, it’s a big chair, and that might be problematic for some people. If your porch isn’t wide enough to hang it with room to spare, it may be a non-starter for you.
Assuming that’s not the case, you’ll love the fact that it can support up to 800-pounds because, after all, swinging on a porch swing by yourself is fun, but it’s even better with someone else. With a weight limit like this, even if you’re on the heavy side, this porch swing is both long enough and supports enough weight to make that a simple proposition.
Even better, if you decide you have to have one, you can opt to get yours either unfinished, with a beautiful cedar stain, or with a semi-solid white stain.
Unlike many lesser porch swings offered by smaller brands, the chains needed to hang this swing come with it when you make your purchase. Although if you’d like to buy a robust spring suspension and anchors, those things would need to be acquired separately. We’ve included links to one possible source for such hardware.
Adjustability, Comfort, and Extras
There’s nothing inherently adjustable about the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing, but of course, you can adjust the height of the swing from your porch by choosing which link of the chain to hang the swing by on either side.
Comfort-wise, the slatted seat is as comfy as you might expect, but of course, if you’d like to enhance that, it’s easy enough to add a pad for the seat and the seatback as you wish. This, however, comes with the tradeoff that you’ll be covering up the natural beauty of the wood.
Unlike most other porch swings on the market today, though, this one has a delightful surprise in the form of a generously sized console, which is normally hidden in the seatback. When you fold it down, you’ll find two cup holders, giving you a convenient place to keep the cool, refreshing drink of your choice while you swing your troubles away.
Minor Assembly Required
When the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Rollback Console porch swing arrives at your door, it will be partially, but not completely assembled. Finishing the process won’t take more than fifteen to twenty minutes. The production quality is superb, and the assembly instructions are clear.
Once you’ve completed the assembly process, all that’s left to do will be to decide where you want it and hang it there, unless you order the unfinished variant and want to custom-stain it so that it’s a better fit for your home.
Pros and Cons of Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing with Console
This is a beautiful swing. Even better, it’s made right here in the United States, where it’s hand-crafted by Amish craftsmen. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive than other porch swings you can buy, but those lesser chairs won’t match the quality of this one. There’s nothing not to like here, though you will want to take a quick measurement to be sure it will fit comfortably wherever you want to put it.
Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Console Porch Swing Review Conclusion
This is a great porch swing, offered by a fantastic company. If you decide to buy one, you’re sure to get years of enjoyment from it, and once you hang it, it’s going to instantly become the focal point of your porch. We regard the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Console Porch Swing as the standard by which all other porch swings, high weight capacity or not, should be judged, and we think you’ll absolutely love it. This one comes highly recommended.
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