Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider
A beautifully constructed cedar wood glider that belongs on your front porch. The Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider is recommended for anyone weighing up to 400 pounds who’s in the market for a great looking piece of outdoor furniture to add to their collection.
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Do you love outdoor entertaining? Are you, members of your family or the people you regularly entertain on the heavier side?
If you answered yes to both of those questions, you’re probably already familiar with the struggle and frustration associated with finding furniture that can support more than 300-pounds of user weight.
While there aren’t a vast number of options available, there are some good pieces of furniture out there that are sturdy and robust enough to properly support you. The Kilmer Creek cedar porch glider is one of those.
By any reckoning, it’s a handsome piece of furniture. If you’ve got lots of empty space on your porch, deck, or patio that are crying out for high-quality furniture to fill those spaces and give your guests plenty of seating options, then this review is going to make you smile.
In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you everything this chair has to offer and why it deserves a prominent spot on your porch. Even if you ultimately decide to get something else, we think you’ll agree, this is a great option to consider. Let’s take a closer look.
An Overview of the Kilmer Creek Western Red Cedar Glider
The first thing to say about the Kilmer Creek cedar porch glider is that it’s gorgeous. It’s a classic, timeless design, handcrafted by Amish woodworkers, right here in the USA and offered at a price that will leave you smiling.
Gliders are an old school type of seating that combines the best elements of an outdoor armchair with a rocker. If you decide to have one, a chair built with cedar wood is an excellent choice because it’s strong, lightweight, and naturally resistant to rot and damage caused by insects. Before we go further, let’s take a look at the raw numbers:
As you can see, this isn’t a huge piece of furniture. Even if you have a modestly sized porch, patio, or deck, you’ll almost certainly have plenty of room for this chair.
Even better, the seat width is a great match for the chair’s maximum supported weight limit, so even if you’re close to the 400-pound weight limit, you’ll probably have no trouble fitting comfortably in the seat.
The only potential downside here is the seat height. While everything else about the chair marks it as being a good fit for big and tall users, the seat height is a little on the low side.
Typically, big and tall furniture features a seat height of at least 18” and goes up from there. At 15”, if you’re on the tall side, you may not be as comfortable as you’d like to be, and if you have a mobility issue of some kind, getting into and out of such a low seat might be a bit of a struggle.
It’s not an automatic deal-breaker, but it does bear considering before you spend the money.
Adjustability, Comfort, and Extras
The big thing to talk about here is the fact that this is no ordinary porch chair, but a glider. While that’s not quite as cool as being a rocker, it’s pretty close, and many people prefer gliders anyway.
It’s a fun alternative. But if you’re on the fence about it, you should absolutely head to the furniture store nearest you and give one a try before making a final decision.
Nothing about this chair is adjustable, so there’s nothing to talk about on that front and comfort-wise, it’s about what you’d expect from a wooden chair. The good news is that it’s easy to enhance the comfort of the chair if you want to by adding a seat and/or seatback pad of whatever thickness you desire.
The downside, of course, is the fact that if you do so, you’ll cover up the natural beauty of the wood, but if comfort matters more to you, it’s not a bad trade.
Assembly is Required
Like most of the furniture you can buy online these days, the Kilmer Creek porch glider will arrive at your door in a big box and unassembled, so you’ll have some work to do to get the chair ready for first use. The good news on that front is the fact that the production quality is high and all the pieces go together exactly as you’d expect them to.
In addition to that, the assembly instructions are clear and easy to follow, which helps counter the fact that gliders are equipped with a few extra bits that might otherwise complicate the assembly a bit. Expect the process to take about 45 minutes from start to finish, including unboxing and sorting parts.
Pros and Cons of Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider
In no particular order, here are the things we think you’ll like best about the glider:
On the other hand, the seat is a bit on the low side, and not everyone is a fan of gliders. For most people, those things aren’t going to be deal-breakers, but they are things to bear in mind before committing to a purchase decision.
Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider Review Conclusion
Overall, we really like the Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider. It’s comfortable, good-looking, and fun to sit in. As we mentioned, though, gliders are a bit of a niche product that not everyone will enjoy. That, in combination with the slightly low seat, is enough that we can only give this model a provisional recommendation. Having said that, if you buy one, we think you’ll love it.
References & Resources
- Kilmer Creek, Official Brand Website.
- The Benefits of Cedar In Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Furniture Inspiration.
- Unlocking Cedar's Hidden Potential Against Pests, Phys.org.
- 5 Amish-Inspired Woodworking Techniques for Your Next Cottage Project, Cottage Life.
- Classic Amish Woodworking Techniques, Cabinfield.