Cypress gliders are an old North American treasure. This native American wood is well known for its resistance to water damage, as well as for Its beauty. Gliders made from cypress are timeless and normally last a lifetime. Because of their place in the American tradition, they are still designed in classical simple lines, with wider slats and formed for superior comfort. While cypress gliders come as singles and doubles, it is those four and five feet long beauties that are so often seen on American porches. Cypress gliders can be left in their natural glory and will not show signs of wear and tear for years, with even minimal care. But, you can also stain them or paint them, adding another layer of protection to that given by Mother Nature. Stain and painted gliders also give you an opportunity to change the yellowish hue of cypress to any other color that strikes your whimsy. Stain will still allow the beautiful wood grain to show through, but the paint offers much large range of options.