1. Rustic Swing
Encourage guests and family members to sway on a slatted-wood porch swing. This one is hung with sturdy ropes, rather than chains, for a natural look. Make sure the rope is rated to hold at least 600 pounds, and check regularly for wear. For a step-by-step on safely hanging a porch swing using rope,
go to June 2012.
Similar to shown: Great American Woodies Cypress Classic 5-foot porch swing,
about $200; Hayneedle