Porch Gliders

Sway the Stress Away

Porch gliders are ideal for any porch. Whether your prefer an Adirondack glider, metal gliders, vintage gliders, or an outdoor furniture glider; the soothing sway is relaxing and a great way to enjoy a good book, glass of wine, or just take in the view.

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Because they don't need overhead support, gliders are easily moved to avoid wind or rain on your porch and offer additional seating on large porches.


Porch glider made of cedar wood
Custom sized glider crafted by Karen Howl (HowlWoodworks)



Porch Glider Considerations

We've had several gliders over the years and find them to be both relaxing and ideal for porches, decks, and patios. For porches with limited space, gliders may be just the answer.

My mother and grandmother loved to sit on their glider every evening; it was one of their favorite places to watch the world go by.


  • For those with mobility issues, a glider is somewhat safer than a porch swing.
  • Whereas a porch swing has the tendency to float backwards when first seating, an outdoor furniture glider can only move a set distance.
  • Gliders come in a variety of materials, finishes, and styles. You can find gliders in wood, resin, metal, wicker, recycled materials, and more.
  • Add cushions and you'll have a beautiful piece of outdoor furniture you can enjoy for years to come.


  • Cloud Mountain Glider with cushions from Amazon.com
    Metal glider with colorful cushions from Amazon.com (affiliate)


  • When selecting a glider for your porch ensure you find a quality product that will hold up to not only the weather but constant use as well. Ensure the glider mechanism is well built - it's the essence of a glider.
  • If you are considering a wood glider (the most popular) you'll need to maintain it over the years as you would any other wooden outdoor furniture.



  • wood porch glider
    Wood porch glider from Amazon


  • Want time alone or have very minimal space? A chair glider my be your solution. Chair gliders have the benefit of regular gliders but with half the space.



patiopost chair glider
Chair porch glider


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We've included a small sampling of gliders with corresponding links for more information to show you the many options and styles available.


Wood Gliders

You can find wood gliders in a variety of woods ranging from cedar to balau, oak, eucalyptus, fruit tree hardwoods, and more. They will require regular maintenance depending to what types of weather they've been exposed.


wood porch glider from Amazon.com
Beautiful wooden glider from Amazon.com (affiliate)
See more in our wood porch glider section - link below.


Metal Porch Gliders

Metal gliders are known for their durability and beauty. You'll find metal gliders in wrought iron, aluminum, and a few other metals. Many combine wood and/or fabrics to enhance their beauty and comfort.


metal porch glider from Amazon.com
Metal glider with intricate scroll work from Amazon.com (affiliate)
Sized for any porch, chair gliders offer comfort for a small space. Whether on your porch, deck, or patio, these gliders are perfect for creating a restful little nook.


double chair metal porch glider from Amazon.com
Country Garden glider tete-a-tete from Amazon.com (affiliate)
See more metal glider options in our metal porch glider section.


Recycled Plastic Gliders

Recycled gliders offer a wide variety of colors along with traditional and contemporary styles. They are extremely durable and can add lots of color to your porch, deck, or patio.


recycled plastic glider from Amazon.com
Recycled plastic glider from Amazon.com (affiliate)
See more recycled glider options in our plastic glider section - link below.



Retro and Vintage Gliders

Retro furniture is still in demand not only because it conjures up lots of memories but also because it is very comfortable and looks amazing. Fortunately, you can find lots of vintage looking outdoor furniture that will look great on your porch, deck, or patio.

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retro looking glider from Amazon.com
Retro glider from Amazon.com (affiliate)



Amazon.com has lots of great looking retro and vintage outdoor furniture - worth the look! (affiliate link)




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