Your porch swing is the bridge between indoors and outdoors. That is why wood is the most natural material for a porch swing, whether it is left in its natural color or is painted to fit the design of your house. Wooden porch swings are versatile pieces of furniture and you can find one in any style, from Victorian to Mission. There are also several sizes to choose from. Some people prefer to have a few single-seaters, while others like wide 6 foot swings to fit the whole family. The kind of wood you chose for your swing will depend mostly on your budget. The stronger and more weather-resistant the wood is, the higher the price is. Teak and cedar are fairly expensive, but will last you a lifetime. You can find an affordable and durable wooden porch swing made of treated wood, a cheaper wood which is chemically altered to be more resistant. Some types of wood are fairly heavy, so it is very important to get the right kind of accessories and to hang your porch swing where it will have sufficient support. Make sure to tell your fat uncle Max to stay away from your swing regardless of what its guarantee says.