We not only use the finest wood available to build your play set we also use the best hardware. Our swings chains are coated in polyvinyl which is not only safe to grab, it’s also easy to grip. When combined with our heavy duty swing hangers this set up is rated for 300 pounds. Our slides are structural foam which is much strong than standard plastic , and also rated for 300 pounds. When a test lab rates an item for 300 pounds –they test it to 600 –so you can rest assured your play set will perform well –even under unusual stresses.
When it comes to wood there is no finer for outdoor use than Cedar. In ground contact Cedar heartwood is given a life expectancy of 25 years. Our posts have little to no sap wood content. While Redwood heartwood has the same decay resistance, most Redwood sets sold today are built from “Con Common” grade Redwood. What is con common? … the Redwood producers separate all the pieces of wood that contain sap into this separate grade. Redwood sapwood has almost no decay resistance. So 100% of the lumber used to construct these “high end” Redwood play sets –every piece, was separated out at the sawmill due to its content of non- decay resistant wood. Below is a picture of a con common Redwood swing beam I had to replace after only 1 year –in New Hampshire of all places! I was shocked when I saw it, and I stopped using Redwood immediately.