Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 63reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jdurb71 Do not assemble without construction knowledge. This play set seems to be very well built. My problems with it are none of the pieces are numbered. This makes it somewhat difficult. You have to pay very close attention to placement of boards ( bolt hole positions). Besides the extra time to take things apart and putting them back together it went up flawlessly. I also would like if they pre-drilled all of the holes for your screws. The only holes predrilled are for the roof. The other 1000 screws you have to predrill the holes. This set is very sturdy. Once we got the frame up 2 - 225lb + men stood inside to screw the roof down. 3 of us on a Sunday put the majority of the set up in 5 hours. All 3 guys are in the construction industry and have the proper tools for assembly, cordless impact(s), cordless drill(s) and all of the assorted bits. The set does come with on #2 roberts tip, but you will need 2 due to the number of screws to install. You also need 2- 1/8" drill bits for predrilling. Incredibly nice set, my daughter was jumping for joy when she saw it mostly constructed, and she is only 2 1/2 years old. I definitely recommend this set whether you pay someone to install it or not. 11/05/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoYourShoppingOnline Excellent quality and a great price. The instructions were excellent. When the swing set arrived, my wife suggested I go to Lowe's and pick up some weather protectant. I found a good product with cedar stain. Although the wood had already been stained, I figured it wouldn't hurt to make it a little darker. So, after taking a couple hours to inventory everything, I spent the next 4-5 days laying out the 175 boards and dormer/chimney pieces and stain/protected them. My father in law and I put everything together over the next 3 days totaling 25 hours, except the tire swing, rope ladder, telescope, tic tac toe spinner, picnic table and dormers/chimney. In other words, we put together the necessary items in time for Easter Sunday. Our 2 year old son loved it. He didn't necessarily catch on to what all was going on until we put up the chicken board, which we had put together and left in the garage. Then he wanted to go up and down it. We added the rock wall (also waiting in the garage). Finally, we added the wave slide. It's actually pretty fast, so we know he'll get many years of use from it. Last, while mom had him out to pick up dinner, we moved his infant swing over from a large maple tree to the swing set. He lit up when he saw that. The hardware for the swing set is top notch as is all the wood materials and hardware. We couldn't be happier with this purchase. It will last many years after he's done using it and will be well worth the effort of protecting it every couple years from the weather. The instruciton manual was very easy to follow. I'm an accountant, so I read several steps ahead the night before and then acted like I knew what I was talking about when I was working with my father-in-law the following day. He is good with figuring stuff out, but liked that I could explain what we needed to do and he was glad to do it - drill holes and insert screws, etc. as necessary. The only snag we hit which we corrected the next day was not getting the legs on the swing set vertically level. We had to bury them 18 inches because they are intentionally about 12 inches too long and we were 6 inches above level. So, we dug them both back out and moved one leg 4 inches and the other 6 inches. Now, it's pretty well perfect. Two more notes worth making are - don't spend too much time trying to level the fort while you're adding boards to it (they'll pull the fort together when lining up the holes for the bolts - just don't overtighten early in the process); 2nd - since the tongue and groove roof is pre-drilled, make sure the holes line up with your rafters. If they don't, that's ok - just pre-drill for the screws or you'll put unnecessary holes in the roofing before you realize the manufacturer's holes didn't line up real well. Other than that - good times ahead. 04/10/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TarponFamily Beautiful playset! Delivery was professional and on-time, they even unloaded right to the garage area for us. We did inventory of the boxes first. Everything arrived and nothing was damaged. Prepare for heavy lifting and make sure you have at least 4 people to carry and haul items to the assemble area. My husband, who is a Biomedical Engineer and my Sister, who is a Nurse did the assembly. We had my parents here to help with holding of items in place, as needed. The entire project took 12 hours on Saturday and another 10 hours on Sunday to complete. The only complaint we have, is that the directions are NOT completely accurate and at times, difficult to understand. Some items are not labeled properly and some of the steps are out of order. Keep the playset picture on the box of the finished project right alongside of the instructions to compare how the finished step is to look. This will save you some time. The only reason we didn't give the rating a perfect star rating is due to the poor instructions. Otherwise, what a great playset! Heavy duty, sturdy and solid construction. Our daughter is in love with it! The finished playset is really large and we are impressed with the overall quality and price! 08/08/2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by bsakdunc Lock nuts very hard to tighten, breaks bolts and we had to purchase more bolts as result. 11/29/2009