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August 27, 2014

 

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Preston and Barbara Stone lived in an old house (a former school house) with a big back porch in Mount Pleasant, SC. After seeing bed swings on porches throughout the Lowcountry, the Stones decided they wanted a porch swing too. Preston, a medical doctor by day and a Mr. Fixit at home, crafted his first swing in 1990? Neighbors saw it and wanted a swing. So did friends. Two years later, the Stones were in business.
The company: The Original Charleston Bedswing Co. started in 1992 in Mount Pleasant, across the Cooper River Bridge from Charleston. When the business outgrew their home, the couple turned to Withers Industries, a family-owned woodworking business in Lincolnville, SC.

The goods: Made from furniture-grade cypress or mahogany, the charming bed swings come in two sizes: the Original (83 inches by 43 inches) and the Mini (72 inches by 36 inches). For a finish, choose a clear coat or paint (black, white or custom). Bed swings also can be purchased with (or without) cushions in your choice of selected Outdura or Sunbrella fabrics. Prices range from $2,500 to $4,500 and include hardware for hanging.

Claim to fame: This is the second time that the company has been included in a Southern Living Inspired Home. Currently, there are two bed swings in the 2014 Southern Living Inspired Home at the Currahee Club in Toccoa , GA, hear Lake Hartwell. The home is open Thursday through Sunday through August 31.

Fun requests: A customer from Texas ordered a bed swing custom painted in a bright red. One family bought a bed swing and used it as part of the décor for a wedding reception. Afterward, they gave it to the newlyweds.

Where to buy: www.originalcharlestonbedswing.com

 

 

Charleston Bedswings Double Swing

 

 

 

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