Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Superskippy Good solid item, but don't expect it built in the 5-10 hours they say
The entire reason I bought this kit was so I could upgrade the wood holding it all up and also so it will last a while. The complete kits sold are mostly made entirely by 1x's. The "rapid-lock" brackets weren't near as well built as I expected. First, they were all supposed to be alike and we found stamping errors where the TOP wasn't really the top, due to how it interlocked with its matching bracket. Also, the instructions were okay but it left out certain details. If you aren't an avid builder it will be trickier. Overall this took 40-45 man hours in total. I had several guys help me over the span of 3 days. Happy with the finished product but it took more work than a simple pre-built kit.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChrisC Great Playset!
A great playset for the kids!!! One of the most sturdy playgrounds I've seen. Instruction were very clear. It took 2 people about 2 full days to cut lumber and assemble it. We decided not to leave the bottom area open for a sandbox and purchased extra lumber to make another play deck down there. After purchasing kit, lumber and accessories, I think we finished the project at around $900. A similar playset from a playground company would have cost at least $2000. I definately recommend this set to anyone that is familiar with tools, your kids will love it!
December 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GatorMike2001 My second kit, It doesn't contain everything you need to put together
This was my second kit I've brought from HD. The first one was purchased about 7 years ago and had everything I needed. This kit (same manufacturer) said it had everything you needed but that isn't true. After opening the box and starting the assembly I found that the kit does not include the 2 1/2", 2" or 1 1/2" wood screws (purchase separately). This was not the case in the first kit i purchased which had more then enough. I had to stop everything and run to the store to get over $40 worth of screws (two trips). It would be nice if they tell you upfront or just include them and raise the price. The first kit was about the same price (had everything). Also, some of the instructions were misleading. It took a lot longer to assemble so plan 2 days. Otherwise the boys love it and it looks great.
October 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bluebird12 Make sure you count all the pieces before you start.
It's a good thing we bought this several weeks before we planned to put it together and did a quick count of all the parts. We had to call their customer service dept and have them ship us several missing items, which they sent us within a weeks time. Their customer service group was very professional and they were able to send us the missing parts with no issues. We did the optional ladder and on assembly day realized the kit contained 5 right brackets and 3 left brackets instead of 4 each. My husband was able to make it work with a little creativity. The quality of the product is great and the finished product is very sturdy and looks great. I would recommend that the kit manufacturer do a another QC of the parts before the kits are shipped to the retailers. The finished product is nice and my son loves it.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mtwptw Great Product, Great Instruction!!
This Product made building a swing set a breeze and the instruction were awesome!!!
September 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Nice Hardware Kit
This is a great kit, you will need some skill putting it all together. The kit came with several instruction books, be careful to pick the one for the kit you are building, don't ask me how I know. The instructions say 4 to 6 hours to build. IF you have 6 very skilled people that time could be met. So far it has taken 2 1/2 day for 2 people and we still have another day left. Other than that it is going to be great for the grand kids, it is solid.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pops323 Play Set for Grand Kids
The plans and the materials in the kit are excellent. The "cut" list for the lumber and the detailed instructions were easy to follow. They have done a wonderful job of making the project straight forward. The only negatives I have are they failed to let you know in advance that you will have to buy 5 pounds of deck screws for the project. This created another trip back to Home Depot to purchase the screws. The only other issue is the time to construct. Their estimate of 6 to 8 hours is vastly understated. I stained the pieces before I put them up and that slowed the project, but it is easier to stain on the ground than on a ladder. I did the project by myself and a helper would have speeded the construction greatly if just to hold pieces and to help with the heavy lifting at the beginning and middle of the project. My estimate without staining would be 30 hours. I do a fair amount of woodworking and know how to read plans and run woodworking tools. Still not bad for a project of this size. On balance I give the product A+. My grand kids will like the end results.
June 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by careym S/be complete kit! Lacks many items!
You have to purchase many other items in addition to $175.
BE SURE TO ACCOUNT FOR ALL ITEMS TO PACKING LIST, OTHERS REPORTED THAT THEY HAD TO CALL IN MISSING ITEMS, I DID TOO!
Plans seem to overstate the amount of lumber that you need!
May 23, 2014