Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 64
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 kdubs Great Swingset for the PRice
I am very happy with this swing set. I was looking for something simple and inexpensive for our kids to play on and needed something to fit in a smaller yard. This was just what we needed.
I used a 4x4x12 as the top beam in order to add a bucket swing for our toddler. This worked out well and we had enough space for 3 swings. I also used the green wave slide recommended for this set.
Assembly - I agree with other reviewers that the assembly time is way understated in the instructions. It took me around 7-8 hours to complete the project, but I was installing on an sloped yard so had to do a lot of leveling work while installing. One recommendation I would make to those assembling is to mark the holes on the top beam where the A frames will attach, but DO NOT drill the holes until you are sure the alignment is right. I drilled the holes early, but once I got the beam up I realized some of the holes were off by an inch or so. Trying to drill a second hole that close was problematic so I just purchased longer bolts, with washers and lock nuts and ran the bolt all the way through the beam with a washer and lock nut on top. If I had waited to drill the holes after I had ensured they all lined up, I would have saved myself an hour. I didn't have any issues with the wood screws and the included drill bits. All hardware needed was included.
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ProudDad Very good swing set!
Great swing set. My son loves it. I definitely recommend a 12 x 4 x 4 for the cross beam over the 8 x 4 x 4 to create room for a 3rd swing. The wood that came with the set was, for the most part, fine but there were a couple of pieces that needed repair with some wood putty. There is no way someone is going to put his together in 1 hour. It took me and 3 buddies about 6 hours to do granted we had to run to Home Depot for a couple of extra supplies In the middle. Despite these minor issues, the set came together very well and leaves some room for your imagination to add.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MusicMan Solid Playset
My wife and I searched for a solid playset that wasn't outrageously expensive for a few weeks. I wanted to make sure the wood was going to last and was going to be strong enough to support our kids as they grew older.
I found this set at Home Depot and after purchasing the slide and wood, I spent about $415. I wish I would have read the reviews and used a 4x12 as opposed to the 4x10 it called for. Would have given us the option to add a bar or another swing.
The set took me about 5 hours to set up by myself. I would recommend having two drills, one for drilling and one for screws, it made things flow a little smoother.
The most frustrating part was the main beam. A couple of the holes didn't quite match up with the brackets. Make sure you measure very carefully and if the holes don't match, mark the hole from the bottom, take the problem brackets off and drill a new hole.
This unit is strong and I'm confident my kids are going to enjoy it for years to come.
August 11, 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 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 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