In 2008 Brent McHenry’s wife Krista was in serious need of a place to relax. At the time she was the mother of twins, a newborn, and was pregnant with their fourth child. She designed a swing for their front porch and asked Brent to build it. Not long after Krista’s swing was finished, a neighbor stopped by and asked Brent to build one for his front porch too. Before long, Brent’s bed swings lined the streets of their neighborhood and the McHenry’s were being encouraged to showcase their swings online. Their website quickly took Brent’s hobby to a full-fledged business. Because Brent works full time as a biostatistician in cancer research, he assembled a team of local craftspeople and artists who he knew would continue to build the same quality of bed swing that he built for his wife, and would continue to treat his customers like neighbors.
The VPS team has since outgrown Brent’s garage, but they never lose sight of their goal of helping people create sanctuaries where they can relax, disconnect and spend time alone or with friends and family. The McHenry’s family has grown since then, and each bed swing design is named after one of their eight unique children or one of their special extended family members.
helping people create sanctuaries where they can relax, disconnect and spend time alone or with friends and family.
We are passionate about making comfortable, high-quality hanging bed swings. And we notice the world is filled with those who get things done the fastest and the cheapest, but we believe we really need more artists, craftsmen, and craftswomen who ensure quality and service. When you care about the work you do and show people you care about them, then you stand out. We welcome you to Vintage Porch Swings, a product of the Creekside Craftsmen!
The indoor and outdoor swing beds by Vintage Porch Swings are:
- Durable, even in harsh environments
- Easy to order
- Simple to install
- Shipped inexpensively anywhere in the U.S.
- Handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina
- Hand-detailed by local artists and craftspeople
Our customers use our porch and bed swings as sofas, beds, conversation areas and on sleeping porches, patios and in sun rooms. We make each swing bed as if it were going to be our own. And, you can be proud that your bed swing was made in the U.S.A.! You can custom-design your bed swing’s finish, and you can even choose your own bed swing mattress cover and bed swing cushions.
How is a Bed Swing Special?
Let’s just say that after conducting extensive personal research (smiley face) we know that when our customers or house guests climb into one of our bed swings, they instantly relax, de-stress and just breathe. That’s a pretty rare thing these days, and you don’t get the same effect with old-fashioned porch swing or plain patio furniture. Sure, you can bring your laptop with you, but we dare you to put the screen down for a few minutes and see what happens!
We aim to provide the highest quality products for our customers to pass down for generations to come.