Hardware: How Do I Know What I Need?

There are a lot of different kinds of hardware you can use to hang your swing, and the endless options can be overwhelming! There are a few simple steps you can take to help you determine what hanging hardware you need to safely and securely install your outdoor furniture. Let us walk you through how to make sure you’re picking the best-suited hardware for your space.

The first step towards finding the right hardware is determining where you want to hang your furniture. Do you have a small space? Are there trees nearby? Is there a deck or patio? What kind of surface will be used to mount the hardware? These are all questions that need to be answered before choosing which type of hanging equipment is right for your space. Take a look at this article to see what hanging hardware is recommended for your products

Once you’ve determined where you plan to hang your swing, you’ll also want to consider aspects of the functions you’re looking for in your hanging hardware. Information such as the maximum weight capacity for your space and hardware are important in determining which style of hardware is right for you.

While function is important, we know that style is too! When deciding on hanging options, look for something that complements your outdoor space while remaining functional—for example, a 4-point hanging style adds an element of luxury to the look of your swing, but it limits motion. So, if you like more “swing” in your space it may not be the best choice. But, if you have a tight space and want to protect the surrounding area, it offers the perfect solution. 

You’ll also want to decide if you prefer chains or ropes. Will the hardware you’re considering accommodate the thickness of your ropes? Are you looking at a closed-loop hanger that will require additional connectors, such as Quick Links, to attach your hanging chains? Finally, what color hardware should you choose to best match your design. 

There are a variety of options that can help you securely and stylishly install your new outdoor furniture. If you’re not sure what hardware works best for you or your space, we always recommend checking in with a local contractor who can help you determine the needs for your specific place. In the meantime, we hope these resources are helpful in getting you prepared to install your new furniture!