Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Up to you if it's worth the effort...
End product seems fine, although some screws were a tad too long and start to poke out the other side if you put them in all the way.
Biggest issue - parts and time. Had to call the company twice to ask for missing parts, and each time they sent a box in about a week, but didn't send everything I asked for. Eventually gave up and bought the last few bolts and screws myself, and cut a couple extra boards down to size - they did end up sending a bunch of stuff I didn't need, so there were a few extra boards, and now we have some extra swings, etc.
Green parts are not cedar, but "Chinese Fir" according to the half-english half-chinese invoice still tucked between some of them.
As others have mentioned, wood splits very easily, and is also pretty soft. On the plus side, that also means it's lighter if you're assembling it yourself.
Took a ton of time, multiple people, and even if it hadn't been for the waits for more parts it still would have been a good few days' solid work. Don't believe their assembly time!
June 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ystricky beautiful swing set!
Well besides the fact that it took us way more than the 8 to 12 hours to assemble it. We love it. My daughter and her friends are enjoying it.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ABCZ Long Weekend
After reading several reviews on building swingsets we decided to hire it out. The Home Depot installers charged us $430 based on the box instructions stating it only takes 8-12 hours. What a joke. They sent over one guy and he was smart enough to bring his son to help organize all the pieces. They worked 10 hrs Friday, 12 hours on Saturday, and 1/2 day on Sunday. All the pieces had to be pre-drilled or the wood would split. The installer said he never wants to build another swingset after this one. He did the math and barely got paid for the 28 hours of work after everyone got their cut. I think the next swingset they quote will be a lot higher. Overall, its a very solid swingset and my kids love it.
May 13, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by burky Pretty good product
Overall this is a pretty good product. The wood is a soft pine so you really need to pre-drill some of the holes. It is not a one day project. I pre-built as many pieces as I could in the garage. One note is that you build the roof on the ground and then have to lift it to the top of the building to attach it. It's not heavy just a big piece. The instructions for attaching the tube slide on the back are incorrect. When I attached the slide the bottom was 7 inches off of the ground so I had to rebuild the back wall to make it work and it is still about 2 off the ground. Our son loves playing on it so it is worth the money but next time will buy one made of harder wood or cedar.
September 10, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Csned Block Out a Week
Don't believe for 3 seconds that you could put this together in a day. The tube slide alone I would put at six hours. I have spent at least 24 hours so far (working alone) and probaby have another 4 to go. The wood is very soft so it splits easily and it many cases need extra bracing. For this kind of money I would look very seroiusly at alternatives.
June 29, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 After reading previous reviews, I knew this was going to be a royal pain to put together. It was. Took about a week with evening helpers. The wood is almost like balsa! Very soft and splits easily. A must to predrill holes before putting screws in. All the parts were there, with quite a bit of hardware left over. Instructions were ok at best. I agree with most previous reviews that it was worth it when it was finished. The grandkids absolutely love it.
May 1, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JamP Kids love it
Didn't receive slide instructions or all of parts. Had to go to local Home Depot and they were kind enough to give us what we needed at no charge.
Still can't put tube slide together without instructions!!
Only took a week to put together instead of 8-12 hours.
July 12, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by momtofour Wonderful set
The set arrived as promised and in excellent condition. We outsourced the setup, and all went smoothly. It's an attractive set--and best of all, the kids love it!
December 2, 2011