One of the first decisions you will have to make when choosing your swing bed is the material. If you are looking for a timeless piece of furniture for your porch, go for Red Cedar. It is called ‘a wood for the ages’ for a good reason. It is resistant to bugs, to mildew, to splintering and warping. It gets more beautiful as it ages. Cedar swing beds come in all sizes, from twin and full to queen and king. You can choose a painted swing bed but you will find that red cedar looks more beautiful just oiled, left unfinished, stained or clear coated. Paint covers the beautiful wood grain, but if you really want to have a white, black or purple swing bed, go for it. Cedar is a popular material and most manufacturers have at least one model available, in a range of styles – from delicate and elegant with thin slats to rustic and modern, chunky and solid. Most cedar swing beds have four point support, natural rope or traditional chains. They are perfectly comfortable as they are but add a mattress and a few cushions and watch the whole family fight for a nap in your lovely new cedar swing bed.