Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 61
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by houtex Worth It
My kids have been wanting a swing set for a while so I decided to build them one. You can probably buy the wood and hardware and come out cheaper but I cannot confirm. I had been reading all the reviews about folks needing 3 or 4 people to build this so I was worried because I only have myself. With that said, I built this by myself. It would have helped to have a friend though. I didn’t have one of those at the time! The key is to brace the A-frames so they will stand on their own. (See picture) That’s the hardest part (and it’s not really that hard). I have a pneumatic nailer so it made it a little easier. It took me about 8 hours to complete. The box says one hour build….no! Maybe one hour if this was you job and you did it every day.
I went with the 4x4x12 to add monkey bars in the middle. Holds up quite well. Very strong and not wobbly at all. I used the 2 ½” screws that were included.
April 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GinnyMom really good and sturdy but change out the screws
This set is just what I wanted: simple, sturdy and fun. I am really happy with it. That said: we had two problems. 1) the wood screws that came with the set had a star-shaped top, and the bits that came with it failed pretty quickly. We ended up going out to get a box of philips head wood screws. I wish we had done it first thing; it made things go much better. Problem 2) the instructions were primarily just pictures and we amateurs managed to install the top plates backwards, with the flange folding over the 4 x 4s, instead of facing out to anchor the top (12 foot) 4x4. We had to take them out to reverse them, which was a pain, due to the star-shaped screws and the failed bits. All's well that ends well, however, and our grandsons (2 and 4) love the play set.
I am glad I went for the 12 foot top piece, instead of the 10 foot. Just makes it all a little more spacious.
May 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by charles Charles. S
Excellent swing set. Very stable set. I had a professional put it together since I'm not well. Said all parts were in the box. Very strong and safe swing
July 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jh Great Swingset
This is a great swing set! One suggestion, we added two more 2x4's on each side of the platform so our son couldn't fall through the side. That was my only worry. It's a very sturdy swing set which will last for a long time. My son loves it!
April 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BMN Great Swing Set for Grandparents House
We did not want to spend $2000 on a swing set for our grandchildren at our home. This product is just what I was looking for. Very affordable! We have a very shady backyard so no need for fancy canopy. My husband and I put it together in about 6 hours. Instructions were written very well and very easy to follow. No missing parts, no missing screws! Lumber comes precut - we suggest you measure each precut piece of wood to be sure you have chosen the correct piece according to the instructions. We did purchase a 4x4x 12 beam for the swings to hang on so they would be pleasantly spaced apart- but if you do this you have to refigure the inches- spacing accordingly. Also note-- you have to purchase the slide separately. Over all we are very happy with this set and so are our two grandchildren-- ages 21 months and 2 1/2 years
April 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MKM We LOVE this swing set!
We really love how the 4x4s make this a very sturdy swing set. That was the main selling point for me and my husband. A lot of our neighbors have the giant multi-level play set but I really just wanted something simple, sturdy, and nice looking for my 4 year old twins. This set is just that.
We did a 12ft board instead of 10ft and put a hanging trapeze bar in the center of the two swings. We kept the dimensions from each side the same for the swings and then centered the trapeze bar with the remaining center room. It is plenty of room to swing. It is so sturdy that both myself and my 6ft 190lb husband have both swung on it and we haven't even anchored it yet. We did spend a bit more and got the upgraded slide.
Make sure you clean out the holes well on the main beam after drilling. We put the full set together before drilling for the swings like previous reviewers stated and that worked well. We also sorted out all the parts into labeled baggies the night before to make it a smoother assemble. It took two men and a 3rd helper (for mostly holding purposes) about 5 hours to put it together. We used both 3.5inch deck screws where we could and the screws that came with it. It all went fairly smoothly.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToysRGood Quite the project and totally worth it.
This took two people (my dad and I, and he's got mad carpentry skills) about 10-12 hours to complete, so be aware. We found the included screws worked well. Our set included the climbing rocks and when we installed them, one of the "weld nuts" sheared off. Happily we had an appropriately-sized substitute available. This was a lot of work, but none of it too terribly heavy or hard. I would FOR SURE use a corded drill - no way a battery-powered one would have survived this task.
My 8-year-old son and his 9-year-old friend swing side by side with no trouble on the 10' long beam. My son loves it and it will last him much longer than any of the similarly-priced metal sets I found.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tonarly A bit over priced for what you get, but a good kit if one does some tweaking!
I put this together and added a 12 foot 4x6 beam on top instead of the 10 foot 4x4 as stated in instructions. Also I flipped the top beam mounting brackets around and ran bolts all the way through for better durability and strength/safety. I also used brass deck screws on some areas to add strength for places where kids may stand or jump so as to eliminate a break in a joint and a fall. A bit of common sense is advised when putting together to make it how YOU would see it being safe and fun.
April 25, 2012