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in the swing

August 14, 2012

Brent McHenry loved making things for his house near Charleston. He built fences, benches and dollhouses. One day, McHenry crafted a swinging bed for his porch. A neighbor saw it and wanted a swing. So did another neighbor – and another.

In 2008, McHenry founded Vintage Porch Swings in the basement of his home. Last summer, McHenry’s business and family outgrew their home.

With a full-time job in cancer research, McHenry knew he needed help. Valdosta native Vann Cochran joined the company, which now has a production facility and showroom.

The five models of bed and porch swings are named after McHenry’s children. The Emerson is a top seller. So is Avari, which is the original model. But there are three new models in the works.

Made of treated yellow pine, the charming handmade swings come with hardware, rope and simple instructions for hanging. They accommodate a twin mattress. Prices range from $949 to $1,199.

Visit If you are in the Charleston area, stop by the new shop, 1145 Highway 41, Mt. Pleasant, SC.


From → art, furniture, home

  1. miff cone permalink

    I have a porch swing and a bed swing. Could not imagine a life w/ out them. A great place to relax and enjoy life. The qaulity of the swings are great.

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