REVIEW: The 7 Best Patio Swing Stands

Place your porch swing to the place of your choice with one of these 7 Swing Stands. Let’s take a look at the main features, pros and cons.

 

WOODEN PATIO SWING STANDS

1. Lakeland Mills CF500 A-Frame Swing Mount

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Frame Porch Swing by Lakeland Mills 5 FootThis rustic wooden patio swing stand is made of  Northern White Cedar, which offers lots of construction and aesthetic benefits.

Features and Design
The mount features an A-frame design. This Lakeland Mills frame mount can handle swings of up to 5 feet and weights of up to 600 pounds.

Pros

  • Rot and Insect Resistant
  • Easy to assemble
  • Feature good natural rustic beauty
  • The frame is very sturdy
  • Can stand up to the rough outdoors weather
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • Might take more than one person to set it up; though the assembling instructions are easy to follow.
  • The cracks (checks) might not hold any aesthetic appeal for some people.

Conclusion
If you want a swing that will give you quality performance without costing you much, this Lakeland Mills stand is cheaper than the Kingpatiofurtniture, Hatteras, and South Mission alternatives reviewed here. The frame is very strong and sturdy, and it can handle lots of weight, which makes it a worthwhile purchase.

Combine this rustic stand with the cedar porch swing and you have outdoor log furniture that will last for years to come.

2. Scandinavian Style Wood Porch Swing Stand

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Scandinavian Style Wood Porch Swing Stand for 4ft Swings Made in USAThe A-frame swing mount is made of choice yellow pine. It is also stabilized using zinc coated fasteners.

Features and Design
The mount weighs 63 pounds and measures 73x83x53 inches. These measurements mean that the swing can be used for 4 feet swings.

Pros 

  • The frame is very sturdy
  • Stability is not an issue with this frame
  • Can handle lots of weight
  • Very clear assembly instructions easy to understand
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • The fact that it can support 4 feet swings is a bit limiting
  •  Putting the mount together might be a little demanding, even requiring an expert hand

Conclusion
If you are shopping for a wooden patio swing stand on a limited budget, this is clearly a better alternative to the Hatteras and the South Mission models reviewed here. And if you are not crazy about the rugged natural rustic look of the Lakeland Mills stand, then this is the frame for you. It is strong and worth every penny.

3. Hatteras Hammocks Cypress Swing Stand

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Hatteras Hammocks Cypress Swing StandMade of cypress, this swing is a premium product that offers impressive performance and  will add the warmth to your porch

Features and Design
The frame mount is made of natural cypress, and over time this color changes to light silver. The frame is 7.5 feet wide and 7 feet tall, and it can support weights of up to 450 pounds.

An award-winning swing stand has won the international “Design Excellence Award”  in 1990 and according to the manufacturer is most widely copied hammock stand around.  The wood has been bent using steam to come up with this truly unique arc design. The beams are also glued together to make stronger single beams that add to the inherent strength and stability of the cypress frame.

Pros

  • The frame is very tough because it is made of cypress wood, which is very strong
  • Aesthetically, the frame is really good, not only due to the beautiful material used, but also due to the unique design
  • The wood can retain its natural beauty even after spending a lot of time outdoors
  • You can change the looks of this frame by using a high-gloss varnish
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • The frame is a little pricey, off limits for many budget shoppers
  • The mount is a bit heavy, so, it might be hard to move around or put together without assistance

Conclusion
The construction quality, design and other features make this wooden patio swing stand a worthwhile purchase. In terms of design, it is more desirable than other swing stands reviewed above.  Whatever the case, you will get real value for your money with this purchase.

4. South Mission Wooden Arch Hammock Swing Stand

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Wooden Arch Wooden Hammock Chair Swing Stand South MissionThis A-mount swing is made of real cypress wood, and it can be used with single and double-sized hammock chairs.

Features and Design
The frame is made of 5 layers of dry cypress wood, which makes it stronger and more durable. For this reason, the frame can handle weights of up to 450 pounds.

The frame measures 78x60x82 inches. The unique design is also charming, despite being simple. The frame’s unique color also makes it capable of complementing its settings whether you are using it for your house, cabin or backyard.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Very sturdy and durable
  • Versatile as it can be used with single and double-sized hammock chairs

Cons

  • At 90 pounds, the frame is not exactly easy to move around
  • A bit expensive

Conclusion
This wooden arch frame mount is certainly worth buying – it offers real value for money. It will be especially appealing to people who need a frame mount that looks good; unlike the plain Kingpatiofurniture and the rustic Lakeland Mills swing mount. Furthermore, the frame is cheaper compared to the cypress Hatteras Hammock stand.

 

METAL PATIO SWING STANDS

5. The Yaheetech Iron A-Frame Porch Swing Stand

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Yaheetech Iron A Frame Porch Swing Stand Bronze FinishThe Yaheetech Iron A-Frame Porch Swing Stand is a compact swing stand that measures 69 by 48 by 72 inches (LxWxH). It also has a weight capacity of around 441 pounds.

The Yaheetech Iron A-Frame also features iron frames with glossy oil surfaces and includes a supporting back plate for increased stability. Its simple spray powder paint coating can’t protect it from harsh weather, but if you can put this swing set in a secure location then it will last for a long time.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Portable
  • Low cost

Cons

  • Offers no special features

Conclusion

The best thing about the Yaheetech Iron A-Frame Porch Swing Stand is that it is easy to put together. It’s easy to assemble and disassemble on a moment’s notice, which is why, compared to the SWSLBK and the Hatteras, it’s very convenient for children’s parties and other similar events.

It’s also quite sturdy and durable, though not as tough the SWSLBK. With regards to price, it’s very affordable, but don’t expect any special features either. This swing stand is best for parents who prefer simple but dependable swing stands.

6. The Hatteras Hammocks Extra Wide Metal Swing Stand

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Hatteras Hammocks Extra Wide Metal Swing StandThe Hatteras Hammocks Extra Wide Metal Swing Stand is a stylish stand that features a curved modernist design. It is 6 ft. 6 in. high and 5 ft. wide, and it has a weight capacity of around 450 pounds.

The Hatteras Hammock Swing Stand’s poles can be slid together to make tight connections, and additional bolts can be installed into its various parts for increased stability.

For protection, the stand is coated using the Cape Shield process to make resistant to harsh weather. Textured powder-coating is also carefully controlled to make the swing stand weather-resistant.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Takes up very little room
  • Has a good weight capacity despite its appearance

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Wobbly if not assembled right

Conclusion

The Hatteras Hammocks Extra Wide Metal Swing Stand is a sturdy item that looks good on any patio or backyard. Compared to the Yaheetech Iron A-Frame and the SWSLBK, this swing stand looks aesthetically pleasing. It’s the kind of swing stand that you’d be proud to show off to people nearby. More importantly, it doesn’t take up a lot of space, which is a good thing for homeowners who don’t have large backyards.

On the other hand, assembling the Hatteras Hammock Swing Stand requires time, and if you get it wrong, the whole set will feel a little wobbly.

All in all, you should only buy this swing stand if you want a stylish swing set that matches your home’s decor. It’s definitely not a cheap item, but if aesthetics and space are priorities then this is one of the best options around.

7. The Pawley’s Island SWSLBK Steel Swing Stand

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Metal Swing Stand BlackThe Pawley’s Island SWSLBK Steel Swing Stand is a tough, sturdy swing set made from heavy duty steel. It measures 87 in height and 77.5 inches in width, and has a weight capacity of around 450 pounds.

The SWSLBK’s main components are 12 gauge poles with 2-inch diameters, which are compatible with Pawley’s single and double swings. 
These items are not only easy to assemble, their cape shield coating can also protect them from harsh weather.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Very sturdy
  • Easy to assemble
  • It can fit in any decent sized yard

Cons

  • High cost
  • Not suitable for small yards or roofed areas
  • It will not fit a 5-foot swing

 

Conclusion

The best thing about the Pawley’s Island SWSLBK Steel Swing Stand is its sturdiness. It can take the worst punishment children can give it. And like the Yaheetech Iron A-Frame, it’s easy to assemble and can be deployed in any part of an average sized yard.

The only flaw with this swing stand is that it is expensive, but if you’re prepared to spend the cash then it will give you and your children several hours of fun. The SWSLBK is tough, reliable and it can handle a lot of weight.

 

 

Combine one of these swings with the patio swing of your choice, hop on, sway for a bit, and enjoy the swinging into a stress-free zone.

 

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