One of my priorities for a new home is to have a porch. I have been hauling around an oak porch swing I bought when I lived in Blowing Rock (northwestern NC) in 1979...have not had a porch since! A year or so ago we actually ran into the guy at a street fair in Hendersonville, NC that made it . He is still in business...expanded quite a bit. I told him I had one of his swings and it turns out that it is one of his first swings. He was very interested in it and offered to give me a brand new one for the old one...he would love to have some of his firsts. There is no way I could part with this swing I have been hauling around for 31 years!