Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 43
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Smokytrail Not an hour! Very good product.
Overall--very good product. The screws are a bit inferior. The head of some rounded out. I replaced most with better hardware. For instance--one of the heads of the large screw was oblong and basically sliced in half. Two of the nuts broke in half.
USE A 4X6 TOP BEAM!!!! The directions call for a 4x4 which flexes way too much. I didn't do this, so I had to go back and sister the 4x4 with a pair of 2x6's and a 5/4 deck board for a cap. It doesn't budge now. Bonus--it left a rectangular opening in which I installed low voltage LED lighting and tied into my landscaping lights.
October 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 311Spider Glad I purchased
My daughter kept telling me year after year she wanted a swing set, but I was not willing to spend $1000 - $2000 on a new swing set - and any nice ones I found on Craigslist were not much less than the new ones, and they usually required you to disassemble and transport yourself. So I said, screw it, I can build one myself. Then I found this kit on the Home Depot site and looked like it would make doing it yourself a little easier, so I bought one. I spent less than $100 on wood, opting for the 10 foot 4x4 and bought an extra swing. All told it was about $200. Took me a weekend to assemble (they say it takes a couple hours, give me a break). You will definitely need someone to help you, at least when you get to the point where you need to flip it upright. The instructions were pretty clear and easy to follow. I can't think of anything negative to say about it.
We've had the swingset for a couple months now and my daughter loves it. Don't buy the big, expensive swing set. This is all you need. Do it yourself and save money!
August 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CentralPAdad Not as advertised - but cheap
So, shipping was fast, the manufacturer's box was the only packaging. Mine arrived undamaged, but you might not be so lucky. The box contains bags with parts and an assembly sheet. The bags with the parts also contain assembly sheets. The different assembly sheets do not give you the same instructions. So if you, like me, accidentally follow the instructions on one sheet and you were supposed to follow the instructions on the other sheet, you will have to go out and buy different hardware than is included in the box. The quality is fair, typical Chinese manufacturing. The steel parts are fairly soft and bend easy, the screws strip out easy. But if you are careful, it goes together fairly easily and seems to support my 50 lb daughter OK. Not a 1 hour assembly as advertised - doing it myself, I am quite handy - 3 hours.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JustinCase swing set
You buy the lumber, used green treated, was kind of heavy moving it with 2 people. Would have preferred 4 people for flipping and moving it. Overall pretty easy. You only have to cut the 2 x 4's.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Suprmom Swing
Easy to set up for someone who is not very handy, it took longer than a hour but not much longer than that! It's stable and perfect for a small yard
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mom Swing Set kit
Excellent kit for the do-it-yourselfer. Even included a drill bit for the large bolts required! The only problem we had was with the instructions calling for you to cut 3 18 inch 4x4 boards but they were never used!! Very strange. There was more than enough hardware included, much more than needed. Nice if you ever drop a screw and there are only the number needed.
August 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by papa Easy build
Easy build; however included conflicting assembly instructions for which there were no parts
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grungedude Very sturdy and easy to assemble.
All wood needs to be purchased separately. Easy to assemble, but takes about three hours, not one hour to complete everything. Also need to make stakes out of 2x4's that are about 12 to 18 inches long and mount them vertically with the screws provided on each leg. Dig holes in the ground and insert the stakes in the ground to secure the swing set safely in the ground so it doesn't move. Other swings, such as baby swings, can be hung on the set as required.
October 13, 2015