After reviewing several wooden playsets in the $400-$600 range, it was hard to pass up on a Gorilla Playsets swing at nearly half the price as what others advertise. They are really commercial quality. I believe this model is being discontinued and that's why it was offered at a reduced price. I am pretty mechanically inclined and this took me about six hours to put together by myself including two runs to a local Home Depot to pick up missing bolts and screws. This is really my only knock about this system and unfortunately for Gorilla, they have another company provide the hardware. Whoever bagged the hardware must have lost count and just started throwing random sizes and quantities in the bag. I had several bolts that were the wrong size and about 12 screws that were either missing or too long. The system itself was well designed, instructions were great and it went together easily. Don't be OCD and overtighten the bolts or you WILL crack the wood. Cedar and Redwood are naturally rot and bug resistant, but are soft woods. It's not poor quality, that's just the nature of the wood and the reason for it's use in most wooden playsets. My daughter who is 4 had just about outgrown the cheap metal swingset we bought her a few years ago and she was thrilled with this swing. The swings even hold me and I'm 6' 4" 230lbs! Very happy with the purchase.
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