The Guide to Glider Rocker Chair Parts

The Guide to Glider Rocker Chair Parts

Your much-loved glider rocker patio chair has been a feature of your garden for years. Its smooth rocking, back and forth motion is soothing and relaxing, allowing you to while away the time in your garden, particularly in those temperate summer months. But, what if something goes wrong? What if your smooth glider is, well, not smooth anymore? Perhaps it has got broken or maybe turned screechy or squeaky. Whatever the problem, we can help to fix it!

What are glider chairs?
Glider rocker chairs have a soothing backward and forward gliding motion rather than a swivel or rotation movement like some other types of rocker garden chairs. They are a little like swing seats in their motion but are smoother and don’t have the large overhead frames that swing seats need.

Glider Rocker Parts

If your glider rocker chair is in need of a bit of TLC, you might struggle to know what parts you need to source to be able to fix it. There are a few key glider chair parts that are likely to need replacing.

The main part which may become damaged or broken is the glider bearing arm. A glider bearing arm comes in certain measurements with a hole in each end. The length of the bearing arm is measured from hole to hole.

Sunniland Patio sells two different sizes of glider bearing arm: 8 ½ inches hole to hole and 7 ½ inches hole to hole (see the links below to purchase these). They are made from durable Stainless Steel, which is essential in patio outdoor furniture. This means that the parts will not rust or stain and will last for years and years to come.

Glider Bearing Arms

If your glider has stopped, well, gliding, these are the parts that you need to replace. If you need any help in repairing and fixing your glider bearing arms, then watch our video here. It will tell you everything you need to know. You will be back to rocking and gliding to and fro in a smooth motion as soon as possible. 

Have a look at our glider rocker parts here and here. The glider bearing arms come in a minimum quantity of four glider bearing arms.

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