Directions were excellent. Measure twice and cut or drill once. Used by three children at once and is solid as a rock. I found all of the lumber at a local dealer. Total cost of lumber was $135.00 Spent $40.00 on screws. Used 1# of 2.5' screws, 1# of 3" screws and 50 3" lag screws, Cutting lumber took around 3 hours. Building Platform an hour. Drilling holes in beam about an hour. Assembly 3 hours. Added a load of cyprus mulch under swings for safety. This swingset should last over 10 years. Looks better than those at big box stores and less than a third of the cost. You will probably want to get a more combortable swing seat for older children or adults.
- How accurate was the sizing? very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
This was the best deal I could find on the net. I shop **** regularly and no one there could touch the price. The swingset went up easily and the grandkids love it. This set is much more substantial than the one my daughter bought with the wood included and she paid more than twice as much for that set.
Play set arrived within 7 days. Brackets were a big help, made it easy. Instructions could be a bit clearer. I spent around $240 in lumber, more expensive than I thought. I almost went with a all inclusive play set for $400 from retailer, but all reviews after 1 year all said lumber was a soft wood and lots of breaking and splitting. Then in the store there was actually a recall posted of how the lumber, if broken, would be replaced. Who wants to build it twice?! Used pressure treated wood, this will last a long time! Very durrable! Value far outweighs cheaper sets. Took about 10 hours to put up.
If you have the better part of a day, and a few basic tools, this is the way to go to get a nice swingset for under $200(including lumber). The directions were easy, but will need 2 people when it's time to lift the main support beam (4 x6 pressure treated lumber). I did most of it myself and had my husband help with the heavy lifting. By late afternoon my 5 yr. old daughter was climbing and swinging and still uses it everyday. Also, very nice quality hardware and swings. The swing chains are even plastic coated to prevent pinches.