Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pops323 Problems with the Hardware
The plans were good and well illustrated. The time to build is way under estimated. The biggest problem is that the hardware begins to rust after 1 season. The rock wall hardware in particular was almost rusted out in 1 year. Had to replace the connectors with stainless steel to prevent the problem. The connectors on the main structure have had to be repainted after 1 year as well. If you buy this set, give the connectors another coat of paint and toss the rock wall connectors and buy replacements. Set is not designed for Louisiana rain fall. Also, install rocks on the rock wall with the hole in the rock pointed down, otherwise it fills with water and adds to the rust issue.
July 17, 2016
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by JM Swing and slide project
Was a bit overwhelming with all the wood to cut. We decided to just use parts and pieces with a simpler plan.
If you are handy with wood this is a great deal.
May 3, 2016
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 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jen Very Misleading.
Very Misleading. All Hardware Not included. Not all the features shown in the picture were Not included. Instructions are Poorly written. Assembly time is Much Longer than Specified.
October 18, 2015