I received my swing about a month ago, and absolutely love it. It is so beautiful that I hesitate to cover it with cushions. It looks just like the picture and was very easy to assemble. It is the perfect swing for two people. It will enhance any patio, porch, or garden. Keep in mind that it is a 48" swing and does not fit the traditional stands(60") very well. It does work, but is not completely centered.
Beautiful color,cool, and comfortable. Does not open as shown in picture. hangs in a roll formation, but opens easily for use. Looks and acts like the hammock in "Avatar" which impressed my tween grand daughters and friends. If you pull the sides up and over, it acts as a flying bug deterrent, but still allows breezes thru. This design allows for more positional placements than the traditional "rope" hammocks. We were leery of this type of hammock, but now prefer it. It is a little difficult for 60+ to get out of, but if you walk back a few small steps to get your feet further under you, it is much easier. If you like hammocks, you'll love this one. If you don't like hammocks, you'll like this one!
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.
A family member had brought back a cotton hammock from South America but didn't have a place to anchor it. Her backyard is very small so a traditional hammock stand would have taken up the length of the patio. I saw this and took a chance; it worked out perfectly. We looped the ends of the hammock over the swing anchors on top of the overhead bar. The hammock suspends about a foot off the ground. All the kids lay lengthwise and any adult can sit and swing sideways very comfortably. If you are looking for a space saving way to hang that hammock you bought on vacation, this will work!
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