Rocker Glider
Posted by on 22 Sep 2010 in Gliders, Mark's Favourites | 20 comments
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In our never-ending quest to find new and unusual items (i.e. not only gazebos) for your backyard and garden, we’re bringing you something today that we found by accident, and which we didn’t even know existed.

Now, you might think that the strange contraption shown here belongs on some form of theme park ride, but in fact, it’s something known as a rocker glider, amongst many other names.

This particular one, the first of three we’ve found for you, is called the Treated Pine Keystone Glider, and we think it looks really fun.

It’s clearly designed for relaxing, as it comes complete with cup holders!

There are two sizes available – a four-seater and a six-seater, which makes it very flexible and ideal for:

  • one person who wants a bit of quiet time in the garden, gently swinging while reading a book, listening to their iPod, or just kicking back for a while
  • two people who want to be alone for a while, so they can chat, for example, and because these glider rockers are built for at least four people, a couple could choose to sit facing each other, or side by side for a more intimate experience (e.g. if they have more than just chatting in mind)
  • mom, dad and the kids, maybe enjoying a picnic-lunch on the convenient folding table top
  • the entire family, including grandma and grandpa, for a summer’s day get-together.

In terms of size, then both models are about eight feet long and six feet high, but the width varies, of course, depending on whether you want the four-seater model (just over four feet wide) or the six-seater model (nearly six-feet wide).

There is a choice of classy canopy colours available – burgundy, green or blue – to help you match it to your garden’s theme:

Burgundy Green Blue

As the name suggests, this glider is made from treated yellow pine, and the gliding action is provided by wheels, which is what gives it such a smooth motion.

According to the manufacturer, you can expect it to take about 90 minutes to put together, as it is delivered already partially assembled.

All in all, we think this would be a great addition to your garden.

Poly-Wood Biscayne GliderOur second offering is very similar in features and size to the first one, described above, but it does have a completely different feel.

This one, called the Poly-Wood Biscayne Glider, is made of polyethylene plastic lumber, with stainless steel hardware, although the canopy is only available in burgundy and green.

There is also only one size with the model, unlike the treated pine version.

But either way, these are both very distinctive gliders, and either one of them could easily transform your yard into something really special.

Red Cedar Carriage Roller GliderNow, the third rocker glider we have for you has an altogether more rustic look, and is made of western red cedar.

The Red Cedar Carriage Roller Glider is designed to seat from one to four people, and there are several options available so that you can customise it to your personal taste, including nine different bench styles.

So, if you prefer a more natural look (almost like you made it yourself), then this would be the one for you.

Regardless of which one you choose, however, we know that you’ll enjoy that gentle rocking / rolling action as you site back and chill out, maybe on a Sunday afternoon, or perhaps after a hard day in the office.

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20 Responses to ““Rocker Glider”

  1. I like the flexibility this gives you – from sitting alone and enjoying the garden to having a family picnic. Glider rockers are so relaxing!

    Karen Van Ness
    http://www.BestBreathingExercises.com

  2. ok, that’s cool. I need to get a bigger backyard! my family would love this.

    jen battaglino
    Anxiety Treatment Specialist

  3. Kevin Hogan says:

    any family would enjoy a rocker glider.

    kevin hogan
    Effective Tinnitus Treatment

  4. Eva Palmer says:

    Incredible that it also moves!
    I think a rocker glider is perfect for studiyng!

  5. Dennis Perry says:

    Ahh! I can taste the iced tea (Long Island Iced Tea would be better) on a warm summer day, just swinging and gliding back and forth.

    This would be a nice addition to our wooded back yard.

    Dennis
    Create The Life of Your Dreams

  6. That is an unusual gazebo but I really love the double glider concept.

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Corrective Exercise for Every Body

  7. Rocking is so comforting. I like the idea of being in the yard after a hard day and going to my glider. How relaxing.
    Yours In Health!

    Dr. Wendy M. Schauer, D.C., R.K.C.
    Come Experience The Power of the Russian KettleBell Revolution at Kettlebell Olympia – Home of A Better Body With Bells!

  8. Now this looks like a multi-functional, fun piece of equipment I’d like to have in my backyard. Not only does it give you options, and shade, but it looks really cool.

    Steve

  9. Don Hill says:

    I love it. Put your porch close enough to garden to smell the flowers.

    Don
    http://donhillonline.com

  10. I’d love to have one of these in my back yard.
    Christian

  11. Hi Rae and Mark,

    Wow, the rocker gliders for the backyard look so beautiful and comfortable. I think rocker gliders are so romantic and nostalgic to me.

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Dating After 40 Expert

  12. I’m astounded by the number of backyard items you continue to feature on your site. Pretty amazing!

    Michael
    The Success Secrets

  13. Ricky says:

    Wow this looks so good and the chairs for two make it so nice and memorable :)
    this is some thing very awesome
    i like it a lot :)

    Ricky!!

  14. Bryan says:

    Not a lot of room for that in thr city…but it would be cool…

    Sales Success Expert

  15. Nick says:

    This is a very exciting piece and I haven’t seen many. Looks nice!

  16. Plaint karris says:

    I really like sitting in a rocker in my garden – it’s an awesome experience to me.

  17. Calvin says:

    This would look awesome in my backyard, and even better the grandkids would like it as well. I really like the color options, but personally I would just go with the natural wood look.

  18. Giada Monte says:

    This is my favorite piece so far, thank you Rae & Mark for sharing your wonderful finds! You guys rock!

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