In a Nutshell:
A beautiful, rustic porch swing and one of the best heavy-duty options on the market today. The Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing is recommended for anyone whose tastes run to the rustic and who’s in the market for a high-quality, high weight capacity porch swing.
Value for the Money
Do your tastes run to the more rustic? Do you love porch swings? And more importantly, do you weigh more than 300 pounds?
If you answered yes to those questions, then this review is going to make you smile.
While most of the porch swings on the market today support a rather disappointing amount of user weight, the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing is a rare exception to that. Even better, it’s got a delightfully rustic feel to it that will blend in beautifully if you love that aesthetic.
In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you everything it has to offer. Even if you decide on some other porch swing (and there are a few other great high weight capacity options available), we think you’ll be impressed by this model. Let’s dive in and take a closer look!
An Overview of the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Roll Comfort Porch Swing
Before we go into detail about the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch swing, let’s start by taking a look at the numbers that define the model. Here they are:
The first thing to comment on here is that this model is available in two different sizes, which we love. Even if you have a smaller porch or other areas you want to use the swing, the shortish option makes that possible.
In both cases, these sturdy, hand-carved pinewood swings support a generous amount of user weight, allowing even heavier people to enjoy using them in the company of friends and family. That’s also superb.
If you decide you want one, you can get yours either unfinished, allowing you to stain or paint it as you see fit so that it blends perfectly with your existing décor and color scheme, or, if you want it done for you, you can order one stained in Warm Walnut.
Unlike most porch swings, which are hung by anchored chains, this one comes with enough rope to hang your swing from a standard eight-foot ceiling. This is a smallish change, but it completely alters the aesthetic of the swing. Again, if you love the rustic aesthetic, the look and feel of this swing, in particular, is sure to make you smile.
Adjustability, Comfort, and Extras
While there’s nothing inherently adjustable about the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Roll Comfort Porch swing itself, you can, of course, adjust the height to taste when you hang it.
Comfort-wise, it’s a wooden swing, so it’s not exactly luxuriant. Still, it’s perfectly fine for a couple hours’ worth of lounging and whiling away part of an afternoon. Making it more comfortable is easy, though, as pillows, seat pads, and/or backrest pads can be added, giving you whatever level of comfort you desire.
Unfortunately, that does come with a trade-off. Adding padding is going to necessarily cover up the natural beauty of the wood. Still, some people might find it of value.
In terms of extras, this swing offers a pair of cupholders built into each of the chair arms. It’s a small thing, but a very nice touch.
Minor Assembly Required
If you order one of these, it will arrive at your door partially, but not completely assembled. Finishing the process is a relatively simple, painless matter that should only take about twenty minutes, including the time you’ll spend getting the chair out of the box and sorting the pieces. The production quality here is through the roof, and the assembly process is clear. After that, all you’ll have to do is hang it where you want it, then have a seat and start enjoying it.
You could take the edge off of the rustic ambiance by buying your own chains and swapping the rope that comes with the swing for that. But if you want to go that route, you’re almost certainly better off just buying a different high weight capacity chair from Porchgate, since when you make the purchase, you’ll get the chains too!
Variants of Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing
Pros and Cons of Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing
This is a superb porch swing by any reckoning. We like everything about it and especially love the rustic aesthetic!
If you’re also a fan, the Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Rollback Porch swing belongs to your shortlist of options to consider. That makes it rather a self-selecting product, though. If you’re not a fan, you’ll give it a pass without a second thought, and rightly so.
Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing Review Conclusion
The Porchgate Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing is a rugged, durable, handcrafted, American made, Amish built porch swing that looks great and is a perfect complement to any home decorated in rustic style. With proper care, it will last for years and provide endless hours of enjoyment.
Unfortunately, its one drawback is that not everyone will appreciate its rustic look and feel. Given that, we can only give this chair a provisional recommendation, despite the fact that we love it.
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References & Resources
- Woodworking Tips for Staining Pine, SF Gate.
- Sit a Spell! 10 Peaceful Porch Swings, Southern Living.
- How to Hang a Porch Swing and Get Your Relaxation On, Houzz.
- How to Hang a Porch Swing, Home Advisor.
- Porch Swings With Hanging Chains Vs Ropes, The Porch Swing Company.