Best Black Porch Swings Reviewed

Posted in Reviews on September 8, 2016

When we see a porch swing we think of the seasons and what we love about each; autumn is peace and quiet with a backdrop of deep red and gold; winter has us thinking about snuggling up with a warm cup of hot chocolate while we catch the last few rays of winter sun; and of course there’s spring and summer.

Laughter, conversation, friends, later afternoon naps or gently swinging as you read, listen to music or do absolutely nothing.

Adding a porch swing to your home is an inexpensive way of creating a relaxing atmosphere but if you’re wanting to get your value for money then we suggest choosing one that will never go out of fashon and will suit your current décor.

You might think that a black porch swing is too sombre for the purpose of relaxing but you would be wrong.

The color is versatile, will work with any color scheme and by adding accent cushions and a few happy faces . Black is very much the new black when it comes to porch swings.

There’s a wide variety to choose from and they come in different sizes too, including the 5 foot porch swing.

Porch swings are meant to bring people together and a 5 ‘footer’ will definitely do that, comfortably seating 3 to 4 adults and a whole bunch of kiddies. Carry on reading and you’ll find a black porch swing or a well-sized and priced 5 foot porch swing.

best black porch swing

International Caravan Tropico Wrought Iron Black Porch Swing


If you, like me, appreciate a more classic design, then this is the perfect black porch swing choice. it features scrolled arms and a backrest, both of which are slatted, and the black powder-coated finish keeps it looking good, season after seasn.

It’s easily assembled with simple household tools, and it comes complete with hanging chains and hooks with clear plastic casing.

Appearances are deceiving when it comes to the wrought iron black porch swing. It doesn’t look particularly comfortable, but it is, even without any cushions or pillows.

Amazon reviews give it 4.8 out of a possible 5 stars and feedback includes the excellent quality and comfort, the easy assembly and weather resistant finish.

Something we didn’t even think of was mentioned in a review from someone who lives in Arizona; the black porch swing doesn’t get hot, which is a huge plus.

beautiful black porch swing

POLYWOOD GNS60BL Vineyard 60" Black Porch Swing


Even though porch swings aren’t ridiculously expenisve, it is worth mentioning that it’s not something you just pop out and buy.

It’s still an investment and you’re parting with your hard earned cash, so it makes sense to choose a swing that will still look stylish for years to come, that will withstand every day use and the weather and come with a good warranty.

The Vineyard 60” black porch swing is all that and more. Made with a fade-resistant POLYWOOD recycled lumber, it has the look of painted wood but without the upkeep. It needs no painting, staining or waterproofing.

The heavy-duty construction withstands nature's elements; it will not splinter, crack, chip, peel or rot and it’s resistant to stains, insects, fungi, and salt spray. Some assembly is required and it comes with a 20 year-limited warranty.

Amazon reviews score it 4.6 out of 5 stars with 71% giving the black porch swing a solid 5. It loses out on a 5 out of 5 score with some people mentioning the assembly being difficult and others commenting on the porch swing arriving in damaged packaging or with nuts and bolts missing.

However once these issues were overcome, people raved about the quality, the fact that it needs zero maintenance and some even calling it their ‘forever swing’.

Porch Swings That You Can Apply a Finish On By Yourself

Below are a couple cedar porch swings on which you can apply a finish of your own choice, these swings are a great choice for people who want a very specific shade of black, so you wouldn't have to worry about ordering a black porch swing but getting a dark espresso one instead.

durable 5 foot porch swing

Lakeland Mills 5-Foot Cedar Log Porch Swing


The Lakeland Mills 5 foot porch swing is the best seat in the house. The cedar log porch swing adds a homey look at an excellent price.

Constructed with custom contoured seat slats, it’s comfortable and can support up to 600 lbs. The 5 foot porch sing easily hangs from an existing support beam, tree, or you can purchase the 5' A-Frame from Lakeland Mills.

The 5 foot porch swing is made of insect and weather resistant white cedar and is perfect for homes with a more rustic feel.

Amazon gives it 4.7 out of 5 stars with most commenting on the gorgeous wood and the excellent quality. The few complaints refer to the packaging arriving damaged and missing hardware to put it together.

wooden 5 foot porch swing

5' Natural Cedar Porch Glider


Everyone wants a 5 foot porch swing but not everyone has the space for such a large piece of furniture that needs enough space around it to actually swing.

And that’s why we’re mentioning this 5 foot natural cedar porch glider from Kilmer Creek. Perfect for smaller porches or even indoors, the 5 foot natural porch swing glider comfortably seats two to three adults with contour seating and clear span slats that are planed and edges routered for rounded smoothness.