Finding a cheap outdoor glider does not mean that you have to scarify quality or beauty. Let your fingers run and search the web for seasonal deals or overstocks. Chance is that you will find cheap outdoor gliders that perfectly fit your porch or patio. If you have a covered porch, your choice of gliders is vast: from metal frames and plush cushions, to timeless cedar or cypress gliders, stained, painted or left in their natural glory. It is most likely that unpainted pine gliders will be the cheapest, but that will give you a chance to show your artistic side. Paint your cheap outdoor glider in any color that strikes your whimsy, or give it a coat of stain that will make it look like made of cedar or mahogany. If you have to leave your cheap outdoor glider outdoors, make sure that it can take rains without warping, splitting or getting moldy. Paint will give your glider some protection, but high quality hardwoods are better suited for outdoor use.