When we first moved into our new home, I was excited to finally have a screened porch. The first few weeks I spent several hours sleeping outside each night – on a new dog bed. Believe it or not, it was comfortable, and every time I saw a swinging porch bed I promise myself “one day, one day.” This architectural version is made from old porch railings and is the most popular design available from a favorite local home store. There is always a waiting list and I seem to postpone ordering a swinging bed in favor of something else on my ever-present list.
This clean line Spanish cedar swinging bed was created by Austin husband and wife team Mark and Christina Landers. Their design studio and shop produce high quality piecework the old fashioned way – one piece at a time. It is a functional artistic bed, comfortable within this rustic setting.
My husband and I love doing things together for our home, so it’s always nice to see what other marital teams are up to. Brent and Krista are a Charleston pair who were encouraged to continue designing by the response to their creations. This chic beauty would be equally lovely inside. I don’t think my cats would mind sharing.
There is so much talent available, locally or via the internet, that having a custom swinging porch bed made is fairly simple. Finding inspiration is just as easy. I love the mortise and tendon joinery on this handsome version and the way it blends in with its surroundings. Perfect for our screened porch… One day.
Read about my “one day” finally arriving in Swinging Porch Beds 2.