Oak wooden gliders speak of tradition and quality. They are probably the most popular gliders in the homes of our grandparents, and are often inherited, especially if they are made by master craftsmen such as Amish. While being traditional, oak gliders are not always designed to look like they belong in our grandma’s parlor. Modern designers are using the high quality of oak to design interesting, much more modern oak gliders that are more suited to contemporary homes or porches. Oak is not completely weather-resistant, so keep your oak glider on the covered porch or in your sun room. Because of the beautiful oak wood grain, let the natural wood shine and use stain and not paint if you want to protect it or just give it a little different look. While good design will ensure that your oak glider will be perfectly comfortable as is, you might want to indulge in some plush, comfortable cushions and pillows. Cushion covers will allow you to change the look of your oak glider when you crave a bit of change.