I am so pleased with my porch swing. It arrived very quickly and was easy to assemble. I noticed that other people said they had to buy extra chain to hang their swings, but I didn't have that problem. We did purchase a pair of spring devices that attaches the chain on the swing to the hooks on the ceiling to minimize the stress on the ceiling when you sit on the swing, so we didn't use the big hooks that came with the swing. The swing is comfortable to sit on and beautiful to look at. It's only been up a week so I can't really testify to it's durability, but it is on a covered porch so it should be fine. I also purchased the matching rocker and table and am satisfied with the whole group.
I really like the swing and it was a easy to assemble. I removed the rubber covering on the chains but would recommend keeping a piece to wrap around the hook. When the rubber covered hooks rub the metal hooks they grind. If possible, just buy rubber covered hooks!
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.