I haven't used it as much as expected yet because of the weather, but this adds unexpectedly cosmetic as well as functional value to my back yard. I just wish the stand I got elsewhere was as good, as it hangs the swing too low and came with chipped paint; wish this excellent swing came with a stand, or at least available. I agonized over whether to get this swing or the grid one, but I made an excellent decision!
Let me start by saying that I really love my swing. We have a narrow porch and I have searched for years to find a swing that will fit. The only problem we had is that the width dimensions mentioned do NOT include the arm rests, which posed a problem. You can add at least another 8 inches to the width of the swing to include the arm rests. Also, I read several reviews saying that the swing is comfortable enough w/out pillows. I can't really say that as it is a little hard on the spine b/c of the iron bars. Beyond that, it is made well and looks great on my porch. I anticipate many years of swinging w/pillows, however!
The porch swing I recently ordered from Overstock.com, supasses all other swings, I've searched for, in looks and construction. As it is made of iron, I am sure it will last me the rest of my life. It brings back fond memories of my childhood in my grandmother's porch swing. " Singing & Swinging." I ordered it and within 5 days I was sitting in it. Thanks for the promptness of the order and delivery.