After we receive your custom order, we’ll build your personal The Porter Thayer Glider piece by piece, by hand, here in our California workshop. Our materials are top notch, and absolutely no cheap synthetics are used in any part of the building process. We only use 100% high quality timber, and stainless steel bolts, guaranteed. Your Outdoor Wooden Glider can stand the test of time, and is overbuilt and treated to outlast any of our competition, even in harsh weather, in any type of climate.
- Design: Styled to look like an armchair or a bench but provides the comfort of a glider.
- Quality: Reinforced design for years of maintenance free gliding inside or out in the weather.
- Sizes: Seats 1 to 3 comfortably depending on the size chosen.
- Customize: Options to add cushions, and engraving are available under Select Options. Call us for a custom size or design.
- Assembly: Ships in less than 10 parts and take less than 40 minutes to re-assemble. All you need is a friend, a hammer and a wrench. See more wooden rocking chairs handcrafted from Redwood.
Shipping and assembly are easy with Forever Redwood, and we’ll walk you through the process, until you get exactly what you want. We ship everywhere in the Continental United States, and your order comes packaged in just 10 easy-to-install pieces (with instructions). If there’s a special request you don’t see on the site, don’t hesitate to ask, to see if we can accommodate. Also, feel free to contact us here, or call us at our toll free number.
THE PORTER THAYER GLIDER SPECIFICATIONS (PDF DOWNLOAD)
Specifications has the following sections, any of which you may go to directly by clicking on it:
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS
Single Porter Thayer Glider
Double Porter Thayer Glider
3-Person Porter Thayer Glider
Assembly Instructions for: The Porter Thayer Glider
All You Need is a Few Tools and a Friend.
Assembly is best done by two people and usually takes about half a day to a day, depending on size. Pergolas need a ratchet wrench, a hammer and a ladder to put them together. In some cases, you might need a drill to attach the posts into concrete. As with all our products, we preassemble pergolas in our shop to ensure everything fits together. All hardware is included and all parts are clearly labeled before it is shipped. We also include detailed step-by-step instructions.
Take a look at our assembly instructions below for specific details. If you plan to pour concrete to hold the posts, the project will require an additional half day prior to assembly. Please do the concrete pour a few days prior to assembly to allow the concrete to cure.
Special talent is not required to re-assemble our pergolas. But, if you would like help, just let us know. We have our own team for installations in California, Nevada and Southern Arizona and a network of local contractors we recommend for farther afield.
Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.
Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.
Being outside year-round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesn’t hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you don’t have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If you’d like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish.