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Pressure Treated (PT) Pine: Is it Safe for Kids & Animals?

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Pressure Treated (PT) Pine: Is it Safe for Kids & Animals?

  Many parents are considering purchasing pressure treated pine swing sets for their backyards, but this material has gotten a bad rap in the past. Let's get this straight once and for all: is this material safe for their children, pets, and the environment? The Pressure Treating Process The pressure treating process involves forcing a chemical preservative deep into the wood. The wood is then placed into a cylindrical holding tank and the tank is depressurized to remove all the air. When this is done, the tank is filled with the preservative under high pressure, which forces it deep into...

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Purchasing a Playset: 6 Important Facts all Parents Need to Know

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Purchasing a Playset: 6 Important Facts all Parents Need to Know

If you've got playsets on your mind, no doubt your head is buzzing with models, materials, designs, and endless questions. Relax, we’ve got the answers for you. Check out the 6 top facts you need to know before purchasing your swing set. It’s the best crash course in outdoor playsets you’ll ever read! Fact #1: Not All Woods are Created Equal Which wood you choose for the construction of your playset will depend on your needs and budget. Redwood is a beautiful option with a fresh, rustic flavor. It is also extremely expensive, so this wouldn’t be your best choice...

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Swing Set Accessories That Make Playtime Fun!

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Swing Set Accessories That Make Playtime Fun!

What’s more fun – watching a movie on the couch or going to the theater, buying a box of gummy bears, munching on buttery popcorn, and wearing funny 3-D glasses? Obviously, the more involved an experience, the more fun and memorable it will be for everyone. That’s why swing set accessories matter. Of course kids will have fun swinging on any old swing, but if you can give them a richer, more elaborate experience, why not do it? Here are some exciting swing set accessories that you can incorporate into your backyard playset to make the whole play experience even...

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5 Myths & Facts of Pressured Treated Wood

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5 Myths & Facts of Pressured Treated Wood

Backyard playsets are an amazing investment in your kids’ childhood. They’ll get years of boisterous fun climbing, sliding, swinging, and playing on their swing set, and you’ll make memories that will last long after the wooden playset has faded – and if you choose the right material, this won't be for many, many years. Choosing a material can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Pressure treated wood is one of the most commonly used materials for outdoor swing sets, but there’s been a lot of misconceptions built up around it. Pressure treated wood is natural wood...

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What Surface Should Go Underneath the Playset for Safety?

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What Surface Should Go Underneath the Playset for Safety?

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, Anna Russell, mom of 3, wants to know what surface material she should use for playset safety. Question: I just purchased a swing set. What surface should go underneath the playset...

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