A friend emailed to say she was searching for a porch swing, which made us realize we hadn't covered this category before. It also made us realize that it's actually hard to find a good exemplar; here are five we like (plus a bonus DIY project).
Above: Loll Design's Go Porch Swing is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic reclaimed from used milk jugs. The swing hangs from black nylon cord with stainless steel fasteners; $850 from Design Within Reach.
Above: Wood Country Cabbage Hill Red Cedar Porch Swing (shown above with a whitewashed stain); $336.69 at the Porch Swing Company.
Above: The White Banks Bed is made in South Carolina; go to Bulls Bay for ordering information.
Above: The Louisiana Cypress Swing Bed is $475 from Louisiana Cypress.
Above: The Kingsley Bate St. George Porch Swing is made of solid teak with solid brass fittings; $590 at Wayfair.
Above: A DIY Porch Swing via Ana White.
For more porch inspiration, see Summer Screened Porch Roundup.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 8, 2012.