Why choose wooden swing sets as opposed to other options used in residential playground equipment? First and foremost, the price must be considered. Swing sets made of wood typically cost more than outdoor swing sets made with steel or plastic. However, the additional cost is well worth it. Wooden swing sets are sturdier than most metal swing sets, supporting around 50 pounds more per child than typical outdoor play sets. Wooden outdoor swing sets also tend to last longer than metal and plastic swing sets, which start to show signs of wear and tear within a few years. In addition, wooden sets made with pressure-treated lumber can have guarantees from 10 to 25 years, assuring that your quality playset will not need to be replaced.
Wooden swing sets are also more versatile in a backyard setting as opposed to metal or plastic, and, with all the different stains and sealants on the market, you can have a one of a kind play set. Matching the play set with other elements in your yard can make for a very appealing setting for you and your family. With many of the metal and plastic outdoor swing sets on the market, color choice is at best, very minimal. Wooden swing sets usually offer a wider selection of colors and options, as well as a more natural look in your backyard, blending with nature to offer beautiful and versatile wooden swing sets. So, when choosing outdoor swing sets, remember you will be looking at it for years to come. Make it beautiful!
At PlayNation we use only the finest hand selected lumber available. Our lumber comes from "Certified" forests which have been approved to be harvested and replanted so that these resources remain sustainable. When you choose a swing set made by PlayNation, not only can you be certain that our lumber is strong, durable, and conforms to all national standards for use in children's play equipment, but you can also be confident that you are making an environmentally sensible, and "green" choice.
PlayNation Lifetime Play Systems (Custom Sets)
Our PlayNation Lifetime Systems can be ordered with your choice of either Premium Preserved Southern Yellow Pine or California Redwood with Western Red Cedar.
Our Premium Preserved Pine is grown and milled in the U.S.A. It is double kiln dried to minimize shrinkage, warping, and cupping. We then protect it with the latest and safest wood preservative available to shield against termite attack and fungal decay - all while remaining clean, odorless, non-staining, and non-irritating to humans, animals, or plants. Our Premium Preserved Pine can withstand harsh weather conditions with minimal maintenance, making it a great choice for lumber built swing sets.
Our Beautiful California Redwood with Western Red Cedar swing sets are a natural alternative to preserved lumber. Both species naturally resist rot and decay caused by the environment or by termite infestation.
Mystic Series Play Systems (Boxed Sets)
All of our Mystic Series Play Systems are made with Cedar. Similar to redwood, Cedar is naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage - all while offering an affordable, naturally resistant option in backyard fun. All Cedar Play Systems receive a factory applied stain/sealant to protect the lumber. Some of our Mystic Series Play Systems feature our maintenance-free Timber Shield protective poly coating. These attractive, splinter-free, treated fir timbers are coated with a thick, green, polyethylene casing that shields the wood from the weather, making them virtually maintenance free.