Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 88
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DiazO Good value for the price
I got this playground at a good price. For what I pay for it's actually a very good product however, I would say the wood could have been a bit better quality. You really need to be careful when you assemble this so you won't crack anything. Aside from that, I think it performs well.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mom1231 Be prepared!
We put this up in December. We have a professional contractor as friend and neighbor. Even with his skills and equipment it took two men nearly 12 hours to assemble. That being said, it was done right and is quite solid and level! Just be prepared. We did not need to buy extra or stronger screws, the provided hardware worked fine. We live in Las Vegas so we shall see how it holds up to the dry heat. But, we were told if we stain it every year it should fare pretty well. I wish we bought some extra swing attachments; my boys are already bored with the swings. But we love it and would do it again.
February 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bryon Good for the money, not too hard to install
Arrives on one double-wide pallet. Suggest cutting off one of the long box flaps to write the part numbers on as you lay out ALL of the wood on the pallet. If you sort all the parts into piles, you can assemble this with one person in about 16 hours.
Don't rush out and buy torx bits, there are two included, they're burried in the bags of screws. Most screws and bolts are torx, but the wood screws are phillips - so make sure you have a quick-change drill bit holder
Towards the end of the instructions they stop making sense, some of the pictures are obviously wrong - for example the "slide support boards" are not depicted properly, not even customer service could answer that.
For the anchor-nuts, the instructions didnt mention this but make sure you pound in the nuts with a hammer, then do the bolt - but dont overtighten because the nut WILL easily strip the wood. If that happens just replace it with washers and regular nuts.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NaNa Easy to put together..... Grandma did it.....so can you!
I purchased this for my 3 year old grandson,due to price and size..... he absolutely loves it, what joy!
I ordered online it was delivered quickly & left in my driveway, the company called to arrange a day that worked for us both. I opened the boxes and separated all the parts & laid them right on the cardboard on the pallet it came on and numbers them as another reviewer suggested, covered it with a tarp. I left the terrace box intact. After reading others reviews about the instructions and amount of parts I was a bit leery of doing this myself. But trust me..... this is very simple to put together, you must really look at the pictures as there are few written words I did have to move a few pieces of wood I put on, but all in all no big deal. I worked on it a couple hours at a time and what I did was put things together in my cellar, roof, ladder, picnic table legs, rock wall, swing beam and legs. I did most myself, needed help for swing arm, attaching roof, main tower A & B together and slide, other than that it was pretty easy to do just screw it together. The screws and hardware are fine, just make sure you have a ratchet set to attach the bolts. One issue is the wood is soft, so use a screw gun, cordless not on full strength or you'll drive the screw right through the wood. I had a few cracked pieces which the company is replacing took photos and sent them off to them through an email, and I should have them within a week I waited until I was finished to make sure I accounted for all of them.
I did add a few extras, bought some at walmart..... Gorilla Toddler Swing, Gorilla Grab bars for ladder, Gorilla Flags, Chalk board (warped), Binoculars, steering wheel and telephone. I wanted all the bells and whistles for my lil guy.
May 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PlaysetDad Nice Playground set.
We broke this thing in over Memorial day weekend with 5 kids who loved every minute of it. Well worth the time and money.
A couple words of caution before purchasing though. First off be prepared to spend at least 32 hours putting this together. I'm not saying it is overly complicated but it is a big project with lots of pieces. The directions were very clear and all the boards were marked well just take time to read the directions. It is also well worth your time to go through and sort out the pieces. Hunting for the right board will take a considerable amount of time.
Next do not be afraid to pre-drill holes. They left a couple boards not pre-drilled to account for minor shifting, but it is best to get them lined up and drill your own holes the boards will split easily.
Lastly my only complaint would be the screws. I still haven't figured out how they are sorted. The bags are not labeled and they have different sized screws mixed in each bag, which isn't too bad until you grab a 2 1/2" screw when you need a 2".
May 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 3scape Installed Just Fine
I just finished installing this playset at my home in Illinois. I largely built it myself, spending about 2 hours sorting and organizing the parts, and about 16-17 hours across 4 days putting it together (I'm pretty particular, so I spent extra time making things just right). Details below.
Expect a large box on a pallet. The wood pieces were well packed in 3 boxes. The screws, nuts, bolts, and washers were somewhat mixed up in various bags, so it helps to organize these so each type/size is easy to find when you need it. Boards are all numbered, which is great.
The instructions are clear if you've ever built anything before. Building is time consuming but not difficult. All of the hardware worked fine, despite my concerns from reading reviews.
The T-Nuts are fine with a caveat - don't try to power drive the bolts in. I recommend hammering them in before screwing in the bolts with a socket wrench by hand. All bolts are long enough.
The screws are all long enough, though often I thought they are unnecessarily long for some applications. Be careful to not overdrive the screws! The wood is very soft so it's easy to drive them too far into the wood. I had a few cases of wood splitting, but nothing major.
I wanted the swings oriented differently, so I switched the front/back pieces while building. Easy to do if you pay attention to the numbered parts. See picture.
One of the structural pieces came in with a split down the middle, which I felt wouldn't stand the test of time and IL weather. I called customer service, and they said they'd send me a new one. Not sure how long it'll take, but the transaction was easy.
I am concerned with the soft wood, and hope it stands up to the weather. I do plan on resealing it at least every 2 years if not every year. I'm not thrilled with the 2x4's for the swing A-frame, and may end up reinforcing that in the future. However, I think the price is right compared to other brands at 3x the cost. That all said, the kids absolutely love it.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wessley81 Amazing item!
Pros: Delivered as expected. Easy installation with great assistance from my father in law. Set up from un boxing to clean up was 8 1/2 hours. Not sure why so many people took so long to assemble.
Have the right tools and handy pair of people couldn't be any easier!
Con: 4 extra boards...& bags and bags of extra screws. Screw bags should all be labeled more completely. Finally, printing for board part #s could be printed easier to cut down on board searching.
June 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Susan Nice Play Set, but be prepared for lengthy assembly process.
The playset was a gift to our son and daughter-in-law for our grandson. I hired a carpenter service through the home depot contractors but the two recommended could not assemble the play set for a variety of reasons. My daughter-in-law's father and uncle ( who is a carpenter) assembled the playset after two days of working most of the day. A few parts were missing and they had to make trips to the hardware store to replace them. The drill bit provided was not functional after a few hours of use and had to be replaced.
I think that there should be a more reliable means of assembling this product. It is not practical for most folks to assemble on their own. Better and more reliable contracting services should be available through Home Depot. Thank you.
June 11, 2015