Wood Swing Set
A wood swing
set offers so much that other materials simply
Plastic swing sets may cost less, but lose their
beauty and even crack as they sit in the yard year after
year. A metal swing set will last longer, but you've no
doubt seen them bend, dent, or rust after a period of
time. Now you may be thinking that a wood swing set it
subject to splinter or rot, and that is certainly true.
But if you get your swing set with the right kind of
treated wood, then those problems are infrequent if they
occur at all. And you are surely aware that no swing set
will look better in your yard than one made out of wood.
More than just a child's toy, your set will look like a
wonderful part of the landscaping.
What else do we like about wood? Well
these sets are perfect for the do it yourselfer. Most come
pre-boxed and ready to assemble. Everything is pre-drilled and
fitted and you can generally put it together in a single
afternoon with common tools most people have around the house.
There are even sets that can be customized for ground that is
not level. And if you want to expand, many wood swing sets are
manufactured so they can be added to year after
Like most swing sets, a wood swing set
will have a variety of different equipment. If you want just
swings and a slide, that's no problem. If you have more room,
you can get a climbing wall, tire swing, nets to climb, bars to
hang on, or anything else up to and including a large playhouse
or fort covered with a canopy and having a sandbox underneath.
These sets are very flexible and you can always find one with
exactly the playground equipment you are looking
All you need to do is follow the
installation instructions. Just make sure you do it exactly as
described to ensure it is sturdy and safe. If you get a quality
wood that's been pressure treated and weather proofed, about
the only maintenance required is to periodically check to make
sure all the screws and bolts are tight.
And while we're talking about safety,
most of the concerns of the past are now taken care of. Proper
installation will keep it from toppling over. Plastic covered
chains eliminate finger pinching. Secure hanging brackets are
secured in every direction. Brackets are hidden in the decks
and pre-treated wood will rarely splinter.
Start with a small set for your
toddler, and as he or she grows the wood swing set can too.
Expanding the set year after year will seem like a new toy each
and every time. You'll be amazed to see that even as teenagers,
kids will tend to hang around the swing set. Your house will be
among the favorites in the neighborhood, which is good because
you'll be able to keep a better watch on your child than you
would if he spent every afternoon at a friend's
A good wood swing set will help your
child's imagination flourish. And a quality one will keep him
safe as he plays.