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Where Can a Porch Swing Take You?

 

One of the things I vividly remember about my childhood is my parent’s porch swing. It wasn’t anything fancy. In fact, one of the slats on the seat was broken for several years. That swing was already several decades old when I was a child. Now, several decades later, it is still there.

 

That swing was much more than just a wooden porch swing. It was fertile ground for a boy’s imagination. I have flown combat missions in that swing while my brother sat next to me shooting down bad guys. It served its time in the Wild West as a stagecoach. On more than one occasion we raced it around an Indy car race track, or drove it coast to coast hauling freight. From my perch on that little white swing, I have been able to explore the wonders of the solar system and still be home in time for supper.

 

 

As an adult, for some reason, I find swings relaxing. One of my favorite things in all the world is to sit on my porch swing in the early morning with a cup of coffee watching (or more accurately, listening to) the world wake up. I am convinced that every home (certainly every kid) needs a rustic porch swing.

 

Even a new swing somehow has an inherent rustic quality to it, but an old swing seems to get better with age. Here at Southern Creek Rustic Furnishings we have a selection of teak porch swings made from very old reclaimed wood. These swings are constructed using salvaged parts from old teak farm implements (such as wagon wheels and ox yokes) and fashioning them into the most unique porch / patio furniture you have ever seen. Each piece of this hand crafted furniture is a unique creation in its own rustic way, and is certain to provide years of enjoyment for you and your family!

 

Tony Thomas

 

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