Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 22
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Skeeter The playset looks great
It took me some time and several reviews to decide on a playset. I did receive the playset and two of the boxes were badly damaged but actually only one piece of wood was damaged. It turned out being a rail and I actually had extra rails since I got the tic-tac-toe piece. The directions were pretty good. The hardest part for me was leveling the two main pieces of the playset. The directions were pretty accurate on how long it would take to put together. It took me about 20 hours with a little help from my wife. I would advise having a good power drill, preferably cordless. If I did not use that it would have at least added 10 hours to the job. I would also advise to be careful when tightening the screws. These are made of cedar, which is not a hard wood. I think if you were not careful you could screw right threw the wood that has pre-drilled holes. The reason I say this is becasue I did it once. It seems pretty sturdy and the kids love it. I did read a lot of reviews about gorilla playsets and some said the swings broke, or the stain came off or it was not sturdy. I personally would have to say all this is mainly because folks did not accurately follow the directions and maintenance for the product. Ofcourse, I have only had it for about a month now but I had a playset at my previous home and you definitely have to take care of them if you want them to last. I would recommend it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because I was a little disappointed in the delivery service, I would give the product 5 stars.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George Bethlehem United Methodist Church
The play ground equipment was high quality and as advertised.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Worth The Price!
This is my 1st time to build a play-set for the little ones. I did a lot of research and shopping around before picking this one to get. I purchased it from the website and checked out via paypal. It shipped and was at my door in two weeks time. The carrier was excellent and very friendly. Even offered to help my carry it to the back yard. It comes on a large custom made pallet that is about 15ft long. All the boxes are heavy cardboard that hold the lumber and slide.
I was a little confused by the numbering on the boxes, as they don't really correspond to anything. Something you must do is open every single box as pieces are scattered around in not particular order. I unpacked all the boxes and started stacking according to size. Every piece was a labeled and in good shape.
I started by reading through the instructions and getting a feel for the assembly. I got a lot of hardware and still have a lot left over. pay attention to the " T-nuts" as you get two different sizes.
Assembly was not terrible. I had a family member help me get the large pine beams up and squared and level. After that I did everything else myself over the course of 1 week. Total time to build was about 20 hrs. As you ca see from the pics I did not finish the rock wall or rope ladder as my little ones are to small to use it. I did however grab some pressure treated pine and make some nice handrails for the ramp... Way better than the rope that comes with it. I tied some large rope across where the rock wall goes and well probably put it up after they get a little older.
The company sent a note in the box that said the tic-tac-toe is out of stock so it will ship when they get some in.
Overall very stable, and very well secured. I've been crawling around, on and all over that set and it doesn't even flinch for me(220lbs). I used a Thompson water sealer for the wood after assembly and just used a pump sprayer to apply it...easy, easy, easy
Its a good set for a great price considering tree frog is close to 6 grand for a comparable model....
May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HeadScratcher Great Purchase
When I opened the box and got started I said ")(&)^()(&^(&*^()*^)*)&)&). As we worked through the set step by step it was a breeze. If I had hired professional help it would have cost as much as the playset. 3 men worked on this set 18 hours each, not 6 hours for all of us. We took two Saturday's and had it finished. It is a major job if you are only minimally proficient with building construction. At first I thought that I was going to need a degree in building science but after we got started it became easier. The grandkids love the playset and it was worth the effort to put together. I highly recommend this set and am very satisfied.
May 1, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lugie overall mostly happy
we had some missing and broken pieces.
I am a licenced general contractor with every tool and a pile of spare wood & hdwr and it took 2 of us 47 man hour to finish.
The very 1st thunderstorm, a week after installation, the swing set was leaning about 5 degrees, I need more braceing.
August 20, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PaHome Product looks good, but check your parts carefully!
Purchased this for the grandkids. It arrived mid -May with damaged cartons. Upon inspection of damaged pieces, only a few last minute installation pieces were broken. The planned Memorial Day weekend assembly didn't happen though, because the parts inventory revealed a major deck support missing. Check your parts list before scheduling an assembly date! Replacement parts can take up to two weeks to arrive.
May 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Termite Wonderful Set, extremely well made, excellent customer service.
We got this set for our 4 year old daughter. We ordered on the 15th of the month and it was delivered on 3rd of the following month. It comes on a semi on a 15 foot pallet. Our driver was very nice and helped unload the set, which they aren't required to do. Curbside drop off is all they are required to do.
My husband opened the set and inventoried and inspected. This took 3 hours. We only had 2 damaged pieces and a box of missing parts. I called the customer service of Gorilla, and had what we needed in 2 days.
He started assembling the various things before the actual complete assembly took place outside. He was able to assemble the rock wall, tower frames, swing supports, clatter bridge, and ramp in our garage. This made it much easier on building day. I would say he had 6-8 hours alone in this process.
On the 1st day with the help of his brother, everything went smoothly, just took a lot of time to get leveled and square. They were able to completely assemble the main tower, and both swing supports. The roof instructions were not in the box, and it was Saturday so CS was closed. He was able to figure it out on his own. They were able to get the swing tower in place but needed to connect the two towers. This took all day.
Day 2, they connected the towers with the clatter bridge and finished it up. Installed the slide, hung up the swings and completed the project. This took about 3 hours.
My husband is very handy and has all of his own tools. It was a very time consuming project even at his skill level. The quality is great! Our daughter loves it! I highly recommend it.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rincon Blue Ridge Pioneer Peak in Rincon, GA
Lots of directions and pieces...missing a few, but great reaction from the kids when it was finished. We have great pictures and great memories. Love the climbing wall and the tire swing is a hit.
April 27, 2009