The chairs are swivel/gliders and have a really ingenious mechanism under them to accomplish this feat. They're also very comfortable.
I ended up working on the couch in the garage during the hottest part of a very humid day so when it was time to assemble the coffee table I brought it into the porch. I closed the windows, opened the sliding door into the air conditioned den and turned on the ceiling fans. I was pleased to find out that the porch holds the cooler air from the house very nicely. It was actually pleasant out there and I took advantage of it to assemble another table.
The first thing we bought for the porch was a large table and six chairs at BJ's Wholesale Club. I'll have to get a photo of that set on here soon. While we were there we also purchased a side table and utility cart that both matched the main table. I assembled the side table on Saturday which leaves only the cart left to do.
|Large box? That's my razor knife on top for scale.|
|A bit of color.|
|The side table.|