I bought this for my son's 4th birthday and I'm extremely happy with it. I wasn't missing any parts of hardware. The wood was good quality and the hardware was as well. It seems very safe and well made. It took 2 adult men about 12-14 hours to put together entirely which was done in one day (one very long day). My recommendation is to take everything out of the boxes and organize all of the wood first by placing all of the like pieces together and also organize them by letter to make it easier to find when the time comes, there are a TON of wood parts. Do the same with the hardware but leave it all in the bags so things don't get mixed up or lost. Definitely use a socket for the lag bolts with hex heads and make sure you have an electric drill with Torx bits, it will make your life a lot easier. Overall I feel like I got a very good deal for the amount of money this cost.
Santa brought this to us for Christmas, packed in only 2 boxes. Took my husband and my brother only 7 hours to put together (4 hours first day, 3 hours second day). Easy to follow instructions and very hardy materials. My kids love it!! 7 hour investment for years of enjoyment. We also shopped this product all over the Internet, Overstock.com had the best price by nearly $200.00. Great deal and great quality!!
I was looking for an affordable playset for my three daughters and went with the prairie ridge playset. It was pretty easy to put together, I did it on my own (well, my girls 'helped') and was able to get it up in a day. The pieces are decent, its what I expected for a mid-price set. We've had it up for 8 months and it has held up to their abuse pretty well. I will probably add a few additional small braces in the spring but certainly worth the investment.
Very thorough and efficient packaging and detailed parts and hardware identification and separation. The instructions are very detailed and showed the assemblies' orientation as well as parts details to clearly assembly with the correct parts. The inclusion of wrenches and drill driver bits are an added benefit to this unit
I've had the swing set for about a year now. It's made for kids below the age of 10, I wish I would have gotten something bigger my 7 year old is almost too big for it but for the price you can't beat it. It comes in two boxes so there is a lot of assembly. You even assemble the slide. I had it put together by myself in one weekend. Make sure that you do anchor it down because it is very light and a strong wind will blow it over easily.
I would honestly say 8 and older is too small for this swingset. Lumber is thin. A couple pieces cracked when screwing in. It's very orange but we stained ourselves. Absolutely need to use anchor (which is a painful process) so unit doesn't move everywhere while swinging. I honestly wished I could have bought a Rainbow type set because timbers are so substantial. A little disappointed overall.
So I bought this playset about a month ago first it cost almost as much for the manufacturer to assemble it as the playset itself. Second it is already falling apart the wood has begun splitting and splintering. So I recommend it for very small children ages 3-5 ( even though my children are 6 and 7 ) just due to its ability to easily wear and tear.
This playset is perfect for my 3 year old, he loves it and has used it almost every day for the past month. It is well built and while it has a LOT of pieces it went together really easy. Expect to spend at least 8-10 hours assembling with two people. Well worth the price and it looks great in my back yard too!
While the instructions were fairly easy to follow, it took us a while to locate the correct pieces for each step. It says it's rated to 150 lbs, but it sure doesn't feel sturdy enough for all that. I'd say closer to 120 or 125 at most.
Love this swing set. My grandkids love it too. They have had lots of fun playing for hours when they are here. It is sturdy, and was simple to put up although it did take some time. My husband did most of it, but it took two people mostly reading the instructions and keeping the pieces figured out. Easy to follow directions, and well made. Great product for the price.