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8 Tips to Maximize Your Wooden Swing Set’s Lifespan

Swing Set Maintenance

8 Tips to Maximize Your Wooden Swing Set’s Lifespan

You’ve decided to purchase a wooden playset for your family. You know you’re going to make a big investment and want it to last as long as possible. Below are 8 secrets to keeping your swing set not only looking good, but safe and sturdy for many years to come. 1. Purchase a playset made of the best material possible. Swing sets are generally made from one of three types of wood: cedar, pressure-treated (PT) pine, or redwood. Redwood, while being the most expensive wood used in swing set manufacturing, is also naturally resistant to rot, decay, and damage. The...

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Will the Wood on My Wooden Playset Rot?

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Will the Wood on My Wooden Playset Rot?

This Q&A is the latest in a blog series featuring questions submitted by some of the parents (and even grandparents) who reach out to us on a daily basis. We've started documenting our answers and the subsequent conversations for the sake of you and other parents out there who might be asking the same questions about choosing, buying, setting up, maintaining, and enjoying a wooden swing set for their family.For today's Q&A, Adam wants to know if his wooden playset is resistant to rot and decay. Question: Will the wood on my wooden playset rot? - Adam Bailey, Father of Heather,...

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How to Avoid Splinters in Your Wooden Swing Set

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How to Avoid Splinters in Your Wooden Swing Set

Wooden swing sets are easily the most durable, natural, and child-friendly playsets on the market. With a solid frame, an earthy feel, and fun accessories, wood outdoor playground equipment is the stuff that childhood memories are built on. The one thing that most parents would like to avoid contributing to those long-lasting memories are the splinters that only come from wood playsets. While this material is notorious for splitting and splintering with time, there are several ways that parents can avoid a splinter-filled summer and create a safer, healthier, happier environment all around.Smart Purchasing The first way to prevent splinter...

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Do I Need to Seal My Playset?

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Do I Need to Seal My Playset?

  This Q&A is the latest in a blog series featuring questions submitted by some of the parents (and even grandparents) who reach out to us on a daily basis. We've started documenting our answers and the subsequent conversations for the sake of you and other parents out there who might be asking the same questions about choosing, buying, setting up, maintaining, and enjoying a wooden swing set for their family.For today's Q&A, Nelson Flynn, father of twin girls, wants to know if applying a sealer to a wooden swing set is necessary. Question: Do I need to seal my wooden...

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Can I Leave My Outdoor Wooden Swing Set Out Year Round?

Q&A Swing Set Maintenance

Can I Leave My Outdoor Wooden Swing Set Out Year Round?

  This Q&A is the latest in a blog series featuring questions submitted by some of the parents (and even grandparents) who reach out to us on a daily basis. We've started documenting our answers and the subsequent conversations for the sake of you and other parents out there who might be asking the same questions about choosing, buying, setting up, maintaining, and enjoying a wooden swing set for their family.For today's Q&A, Brenda Harris, mother of 3, is curious if her wooden swing set could hold up well throughout the year. Question: Can I leave my outdoor wooden swing set...

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