Swings at the cottage … what can be more beautiful and more romantic? They are able to bring us back to our wonderful childhood, where we were swinging for hours, flying in the air, and enjoyed the sun and life, for no reason, wholehearted.
Lately it is difficult to imagine modern garden plots without such a wonderful device as the overhung swing. It is functional, practical and easy to use. Original swing sofa became a godsend for fans of swinging lying.
Choosing an overhung swing for a swing sofa
First of all, it should be a very robust construction. All parts and fastenings should be of high quality and installation should be done by a professional, who knows a lot about this case. By the way, if you have decided to simplify your task and to hang a swing from tires, you should know that it is not safe—rubber, especially heated in the sun, emits toxic substances.
When buying an overhung swing for the garden, choose a model that best suits your garden plot or house. It may be the overhung swing that is fixed at one place. But it can also be moved if desired. Or it is portable, which is built specifically for the possible change of disposition.
Choose the color of the construction, which is most close to you, and fits well into the general flavor. But note that the darker models become dirty less, and, namely, it is not so evident.
It is also important to take into account the maximum weight that the overhung swing can withstand. If you expect that several people will swing at once, then the capacity and reliability should be appropriate.
There are even large four-seater models.
Pillows should be chosen with removable covers so that they can be washed separately. The material for the frame of the garden swing is also important; when choosing the noble woods, you get an ecologically friendly product.
It is also important when choosing the overhung swing to pay attention to the number of back positions, the availability of plunger pins from swinging. Moreover, there are models with cup holders and shelves.
Types of overhung swings
There are plenty of types of overhung swings, and for greater convenience, we can list them.
- capacious (2, 3, 4 seats);
- folding and unfolding;
- adjustable backrest (two folding positions);
- standard complete set: frame, soft part (or pillows), armrests, and a waterproof tent;
- 1with a roof (tent) or without it. And now in more details.
Advantages of overhung swings
The overhung swing sofas have a great feature of unfolding and folding if necessary. If you feel the desire to lie down and fly in the clouds, you can drop the back and enjoy the flight. And if there is the desire to swing sitting, then assemble the construction into the needed position. What could be more convenient!
If you are installing the overhung swing under the roof, for example, on the terrace, you will not have the problem with rain or bright sunshine.
But if you want to place the garden swing outdoors in nature, somewhere near the trees, so as gathering with friends to barbecues you could swing near the chargrill and inhale freshness without any obstacles, then select the model with a tent or a special roof. This construction will protect the swing from the rain, and burning sun. If you choose the tent, then give preference to the waterproof one.
Of course, the overhung swing sofa is very multifunctional: you can sit or lie down with a book on it, or chat with friends and family, take a nap in the afternoon hours and warm summer nights. It suits well for both children and adults.
Even if you have a small plot or room space where you want to place the swing—it’s not a problem, there are compact models of overhung swings that will not take much space.
Overhung swing sofas are loved by many camp owners not only for their compactness but also for mobility. In winter, one can easily take them off and move into the house or to the covered porch and enjoy them even in bad and cold weather.
Modern overhung swings are made with the latest technology; they meet the most different desires and requirements. Garden swings can be left on the street at night and one may not be afraid that something may happen to them. Almost all models are resistant to temperature, different climates, and weather conditions. Overhung garden swings are the perfect place for rest, enjoying nature and children’s games due to the small construction height. Put next to it a table and enjoy a cup of tea outdoors.
Sick and elderly people are even recommended to spend more time on the garden swing. There are all the conditions for a good rest in the fresh air, away from city bustle and stress. Placing the overhung swings next to the fireplace, you will plunge yourself in the atmosphere of comfort, warmth and luxury.