Is a Wicker or Cedar Porch Swing More Durable?

plastic wicker porch swing with colorful pillows

Cedar porch swings are well known for being very strong. The wood has a high strength-to-weight ratio rating, which means it works quite well for outdoor furniture. Cedar furniture is made to last a long time, and it’s not unheard of for it to last up to 30 years with good care.

Wicker, however, is made of fibers consisting of paper that is twisted around metal to form rungs. If it is not treated properly, it can mold or mildew. If it is sealed, then it will last longer. The answer is that a cedar porch swing is far more durable than a wicker porch swing.