Vintage Porch Swings are products of the Creekside Craftsmen, a limited liability corporation, who takes great pride in the products they develop and manufacture. This company stands behind their products with a 1 year limited warranty against manufacturing defects.
Once you have purchased a Vintage Porch Swing, we recommend that installation be completed by a Licensed Contractor. We have created an installation guide to share with your contractor for best practices when installing your swing.
How much space do I need for my swing?
Because our swings are held by 4 points rather than two, they move like a glider. Swings fit and move in a space of 8 feet by 5 feet. We suggest you have at least 18 inches of space behind the swing and 10 inches on the sides to allow for movement.
How do you ship?
We ship using FedEx. The average shipping costs range from $255-$285. The swing will arrive in two flat boxes.
How much weight will the swing hold?
Our weight rating is 1000 pounds. They can be supported by a typical ceiling joist or rafter that measures at least 2 inches by 6 inches.
What does your company mean by offering “vintage” products?
The word vintage is usually associated with things that have been around for a while. However, our products are made brand new with durable, exterior grade materials. Then, we give them a timeless, vintage look with our finishing techniques while still maintaining a solid structure.
What parts come with a swing?
We supply sturdy hooks and enough 1-inch manila rope for a ceiling height of 10 feet. Screws to attach the bed swing frame parts and assembly instructions are provided. Contact the shop if you have special ceiling requirements. Average assembly time is 15 minutes. With each swing we provide thorough swing assembly instructions as well as all the hardware needed to install your swing, but we recommend hiring a licensed and insured professional contractor to complete your swing installation.
What kind of wood do you use?
Our swings are made of #1 pressure-treated Kiln-Dried Pine. We try to use Yellawood brand whenever possible. Because the wood is dry treated, it is least likely to warp or twist. We frequently substitute cypress wood as an upgrade and can consider other woods at your request.
Can you customize a swing?
We are happy to customize your swing. Our most common type of customization is building a frame to accommodate an unusual mattress size.
How long until my swing is shipped?
Many of our standard swings are in stock awaiting your finish. Once the order of a standard swing is complete we target to ship in 2-3 weeks. Depending on the season this timeframe can be extended. However, we do our best to turn around orders as fast as possible. Customizations will slow the process and add 2 weeks. We can expedite orders for an additional charge.
Will a vaulted or sloped ceiling hinder the installation and performance of my swing?
We install many swings on a vaulted or sloped ceiling, but special requirements may be needed. Communicate with a sales representative if you have special ceiling requirements.
What is the difference between your bed swings and a regular porch swing?
A porch swing has a hard bottom in it and is around 32 inches deep. A bed swing is designed to accommodate a standard twin bed mattress measuring 75 inches by 39 inches.
What kind of mattress do you recommend?
We suggest an inner spring or foam mattress 5 to 6 inches thick.