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- Optional Custom Engraving
- Swing Hanging Kit
- Hanging Your Tree Swing
Simple yet beautiful, the Original Bench Swing is hand made from local Ash trees in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each seat is kiln dried, sanded and finished with a coat of Thompson’s Weather Sealer to help protect it form the elements and bring out the woods natural beauty. 20ft of ¾” light brown polypropylene rope is then hand spliced to each side. The Original Bench Swing is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and compliment landscaping. Children will spend hours playing on their Original Bench Swing and build memories that twill last a lifetime.
The swing seats are made from Ash, which is an incredibly strong and durable wood. Swing seats measure 24” long by 8” wide and a sturdy 1 ¾” thick. The rope is ¾” diameter light brown polypropylene. This rope is smooth to the touch, shrink, stretch, rot, UV resistant and just generally looks and holds up better than sisal or manila rope.
375 lb weight limit – Ages 3+
If you would like to have a custom engraved brass plaque added to your swing just select that option in the drop down. Please add text in the custom text section letting us know what you would like the plaque to say. Our plaques are 4” long by 3/4” tall. Enough space to add up to two custom lines of text: “Welcome to your new home,” “Happy Birthday Conor” or just about anything else. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Longer rope options are available in the drop down menu. Contact us if you don’t see the length you need and we will set up a custom order for you.
Optional Bench Swing Hanging Hardware Kit Includes:
2 - Stainless steel lag eye bolts 3/8" diameter by 4 1/2" long
1 - 1/8" pilot hole drill bit
Most arborists agree that the best way to hang your tree swing is to insert a stainless steel eye bolt into the branch. This will ensure that the rope is not rubbing the branch and potentially causing damage to the tree.
Using the 1/8" pilot hole drill bit - Drill a hole into the branch and insert the eye bolt into the pilot hole, screwing it in. Since this is just a pilot hole to guide you, it will be difficult to screw in. I always use a screwdriver to give the added leverage needed. Just put the screwdriver through the eye of the screw and use each end as a handle to twist your eye screw into the branch.
Once your eye screw is securely installed in the branch, slip your rope through the eye hole and tie a knot that is large enough that it will not slip back through the eye hole. Now slip the rope through the hole in the swing seat, set the desired height, tie another knot so the rope will not slip back through and Happy Swinging!
We want to make sure those children and adults using our swing are safe and that you enjoy your swing for as long as possible. You must check your swing at the beginning of each season and regularly before each use for signs of wear and tear. Swing seats are made from wood and will degrade over time. Failure to check for wear and tear could result in injury. Should you observe signs of wear and tear, the swing is no longer safe and must not be used.
This product is intended to be used solely for swinging at a reasonable height, in a seated position, while holding onto the rope with both hands. Children should not be allowed to use the swing without adult supervision. Extreme care should be taken when selecting a tree branch (or other item) from which the swing will hang to ensure that the branch (or other item) will support the weight of all swing users. You should mount and use your swing well clear of any power lines, fences, garages, houses, branches/twigs or any other obstacle that the swing may come in contact with. These swings are intended for outdoor use only and should be installed on a level surface above grass or wood chips.
We recommend that you apply a coat of Thompson’s Weather Sealer each spring to help protect your swing from the elements.
*Color and grain pattern will vary in each swing seat
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For items damaged in shipping, please contact us directly at nestedporchswings.com or call 877-794-6487 within 24 hours.
It is important to us that you are happy with your purchase. If for some reason you are not, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can get to work at figuring out a solution. All items (except custom orders) are eligible for returns. All returns must be received within 10 days from the date the order was delivered. Your item maybe returned for store credit or a refund less a 10% restocking fee and shipping costs. Buyer is responsible for return shipping except in the case of damaged merchandise.
Returned items must be in new, unused and resalable condition with all of the original packaging and tags attached.
To arrange a return, please call or email us to receive a return authorization number (RA). This number helps us keep track of your return and ensure that a proper refund, credit, or exchange is issued.
Damaged items: If the item you ordered is damaged, please let us know within 48 hours of receiving your order. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a photograph of the damaged item.
All returns will be credited back to the original form of payment and should process within two to three weeks depending on your method of return.