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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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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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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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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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Why You Should Add a Swing Set to Your Back to School List

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Why You Should Add a Swing Set to Your Back to School List

Staples got it right when they termed back to school as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" After a long summer of nonstop demands for entertainment, excitement, and finicky cuisine options, parents heave a sigh of relief knowing that their kids are being cared for in a proper educational setting. Between the shiny new pencil cases, stacks of fresh notebooks, and freshly sharpened Frozen-themed pencils, that back to school shopping is fun for everyone. But here’s one item you probably didn’t think to put on your list: a swing set. A wooden swing set is possibly one of the...

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