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Durable Wooden Swing - Decorate Your Outdoors with One
There is nothing better to do on a hot, lazy afternoon than to lounge in your favorite outdoor swing while reading, napping or just watching the world pass by. And when evening approaches and the breeze gets cooler, an outdoor swing is also the perfect place to sit and unwind after a hard day while you watch the fireflies light up the ever darkening sky.
The truth is that an outdoor wooden swing offers more than just a place to sit and relax. Seating areas created with wooden swings become outdoor rooms and extensions of the home in which you can enjoy quality time with friends and family.
You can place a wooden swing in your favorite spot of your flower garden, on your porch, overlooking a pond or just simply place it in your back yard. No matter where you decide to put it, a wooden swing will enhance your outdoor space and may quickly become the favorite spot in the house.
And there are so many different wooden swings to choose from that you are sure to find one to perfectly match your personality, budget and existing décor. You can choose from several different styles including Nantucket, Cottage, Adirondack and Rustic, just to name a few. You can also have your choice of several different types of premium, durable wooden materials including teak, cypress, pine and cedar.
Take for instance the Sheraton porch swing crafted by Kingsley-Bate. Hand carved from Javanese teak wood in the ageless, romantic 18th century style, this wooden swing is breathtaking in its exquisite beauty. This particular wooden swing is assembled with precise mortise and tenon joinery, and will provide your family with a comfortable place to relax for decades to come.
Since the Sheraton porch swing is constructed with teak, it is extremely durable. Teak, a hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood, grows in the region of Southeast Asia and is harvested from the surrounding forests and teak plantations by the locals. The wood of the teak tree is naturally resistant to insects, warping, splintering and the elements, which makes it an ideal wood for creating outdoor furniture.
If you prefer something a little more classic in design, perhaps the Nantucket porch swing would be your best bet. This wooden swing features heavy construction and heavily scaled pieces crafted from Southern Yellow Pine. In addition to a natural finish, there are 28 color finish options available with the Nantucket porch swing which includes eye-catching colors such as lime, mauve and canary or more sedate colors such as sunny yellow, island green and white. You can also choose from several finish options such as natural, pristine, washed and distressed.
No matter which wooden swing that you choose, you can be assured that you are selecting a piece of furniture that fits you and your family and one that will remain beautiful and durable for decades. Why not take a look? You may be surprised by how many choices you have.
Jennifer Akre is a successful business owner of numerous furniture websites offering product and information about wooden swings, porch swings and other furniture and accessories for outdoors as well as indoors.
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Parsley: A Cooks Best Friend
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A Compost Primer
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Don't force yourself out of the most profitable hobby in the universe because you think it's too hard to learn ...It isn't!
An important addition to any British back garden, the greenhouse is firmly established in the British way of life. It's probably the inclement weather that drives the british gardener 'inside'. If you are visiting this site then you are probably thinking about obtaining a new greenhouse. It is possible you don't know the type of greenhouse you need or even how to decide on the type of greenhouse. This site has a series of articles on many of the different things to consider when installing a greenhouse.
Winter Gardening Looking Towards Spring
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The Protea Family (Proteaceae)
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Every year you plan that THIS will be the year you have pots and pots of lush plants on your balcony or deck. Then you visit your local nursery in the spring and reality hits -? the cost for your fantasy is just outrageous! Sound familiar?
Gardening with Bamboo
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