Stained gliders are usually made of high quality hardwoods and are the royalty among gliders. Stain enhances the beautiful wood grain and preserves it from the weather. Stained gliders are the envy of your neighbors, because they look so luxurious and expensive. Stained gliders are also the choice of people who like the natural look, which often works so well with modern interior and exterior design. If you like stained gliders and cannot afford the price of a cedar glider or teak, you can buy a cheap unpainted glider made of pine, and if it is well designed, you can make it look expensive. Choose the stain that resembles the kind of hardwood you like, teak for example, and give your glider a few layers of stain until you reach the desired hue. Since pine is not very weather-resistant, you might want to protect your stained glider with a coat of polyurethane, or just make sure that it is well protected from rains.