i bought this swing to replace a rotted wooden swing my husband "never got around to fixing". a friend had bought 2 of these and i loved them. they are mostly put together and hung very quickly and easily. it is lovely on my swing frame. the color is a very rustic dark bronze and much prettier than the picture. the construction is very sturdy and easily will hold me and my 300 lb husband for a long time. i totally recommend this swing to everyone. forget the wooden ones. this will outlast them at a super duper price.
I just put it together last night although I have had it for 10 days. Just as previous orders the swing was here in 4 days and having it freight free was a bonus as the swing is very heavy. I thought it would be a hassle but it was a breeze. I still need to hang it but I will need help with that. It is very heavy and if you add the weight of occupants it needs to be hung very securely. I will need to get into the attic and find a beam. My covered porch shares the same roofline. I like the finish and had planned on replacing my porch lights so I will try and match the finish of the swing with new light fixtures. A friend stopped by and said his grandmother has a swing that is at least 80 years old and this swing is nearly identical so I know the design is authenic. The swing is of exceptional quality and very attractive. I live in a 100 year old home with a covered porch with lots of bric bac and the swing will look great. The chain is not long enough to hang the swing at a good height so I do need to find chain that will work. The chain is very heavy gauge so I hope I can find a good match although I doubt I will be able to find any with the same finish. The finish is an hammered copper with a clear coat on it. I suppose I could spray paint the new chain and then clear coat it as well. It would be nice if there had been enough chain included even an excess so people could have a choice as to hanging height or at least an option to purchase the same chain. I see that the item is now sold out. I hope Overstock gets more I am so glad I ordered the swing I have looked at this swing for months before I took the plunge. Overstock rocks!!
This is a beautiful swing. The only problem that I had was the chains were too short. After I called Overstock and reported this problem, they took care of it right away by sending me some more chain that I could add to the existing chain, which corrected the problem. Beautiful swing! It is made of very durable looking wrought iron, not cheap by any standard.
I was very pleased with the look and style of the swing. It was exactly as pictured on-line. Yes, the chains were too short. I have a 8' porch ceiling and I had to add about 6 inches to the chain. I purchased the chain links, a coupler, and "hammered" paint color to match. It's perfect. Looks great. And the value is good. I would definitely recommend this item.
The modern design with hints of old world Victorian grace on this swing appealed to me - not the usual porch swing, or the fake wicker, or the traditional heavy wood needing maintenance type. It arrived quickly and I put it together easily in a few minutes. It is really heavy and appears strong. I bought springs and hangers from another source which enhance the "swing with a little bounce" - but they aren't necessary. The swing is very comfortable as is, right out of the box. The hard part for me was getting it installed into a beam strong enough to hold the weight of the iron swing plus two adults where there was none in my screened in patio. That required a very expensive handyman and a new beam. Now that it's complete, I made a cushion and lumbar pillows for your back's comfort, it is just as wonderful as I had imagined it would be. If you have a suitable place to hang this swing, give it a try. It is a most pleasurable experience. Since it's been up, about a week, every morning before I go to work, I treat myself to a relaxing swing to start the day.
I bought this swing not knowing what to expect but it was very easy to put together and it really looks nice . It seems to be very sturdy and I hope that it holds up to the climate that I live in for many years...I think it was a good value for the money.....
I received this item just a few days after I ordered it. It looks great - just like the pictured. When the box arrived, I was afraid that I would not be able to assemble it. However, I was able to assemble and install it (by myself) in less than 30 minutes. Like another review, my only concern was the height of the swing. Because of the length of the chain, my swing is currently about 3 feet above the floor and the porch and I am unable to use it until I get an additional chain.
I bought two of these to replace the wooden ones on our front porch. They look nice and are comfortable to sit in. I added cushions for added comfort and removed the clear plastic tubes that came with the chains. It took about an hour to put the two swings together. I would recommend this product.
We really like the swing. Out of the box it had a few nicks and scratches nothing major. The biggest problem was the 28 inches that the seat was above the floor, short legs need a ladder to get into the swing. This was easily resolved for less than $10 with two lengths of 10 inch chains. Wine on the porch was more enjoyable sitting on the new swing!