Whatever wood you prefer, wood swing beds make wonderful, elegant and comfortable addition to your porch. The kind of wood you choose depends on your taste, your budget, where you plan to put your swing bed and how much time you plan on spending on its maintenance. Hardwoods such as teak and cedar and even cypress are very weather-resistant and can be left outside without much damage. They also require very little maintenance. But, they are also more expensive. Pine wood swing beds are more affordable but more vulnerable than those made of hardwoods unless pine is pressure or chemically treated and painted. Once painted with a good quality outdoor paint, they can be left outside for a while. Wood swing beds made of beautifully grained wood such as cypress, teak or cedar are better left unpainted so you can enjoy the lovely wood grain. They look very attractive in their natural color but can be stained or rubbed with oil. There are many models and styles of wood swing beds made of the kind of wood you prefer, so the style will only depend on you. Choose the right size of wood swing bed for your porch, add some plush mattress and pillows and you will have a perfect relaxing spot for the whole family.