When looking to entertain your children, look no further than a cedar play set. A cedar play set is perfect for a family who has a backyard or adequate outdoor space. Children love the hours of entertainment and parents will love that their children are getting exercise and constant stimulation from the security of your own backyard all summer long.
Cedar is a popular material for play sets due to its weather resistant qualities which leaves your play set looking better longer. One you get the pieces home and out of the box, cedar wood has a fantastic smell. This wood is bug resistant and also reflects ultra violet rays which prevent cracking of the wood. This means no painful splinters, chemically treated elements, paints or stains; just all natural materials used on these play sets. This attractive light colored wood is ideal for your child's safety and important in an investment for a play set that will last for years as your child grows up.
There are many different amenity options available when deciding which cedar play set is right for your family. Typically play sets come with a slide, swings, and a latter leading up to a play house or a covered flat area. The more activities you want on your play set, the larger and more expensive it will become, so setting a budget is necessary. Some other options you can add while customizing your play set are a rock climbing wall, monkey bars, tire swings, cargo nets, sand box, picnic table, fireman's poles, plastic crawling tubes, bridges, flags, steerling wheels, and telescopes. You also have the option of adding more to what basically comes with the set, such as another play house and more swings. You can also purchase two smaller cedar play sets and combine them with elements such as latters and cargo nets.
Cedar play sets are economical and eco-friendly. Basic sets can start at around $300 to $500 from stores like Wal-Mart and Target, and can reach up to $2,000 for larger custom built sets from Home Depot, private companies such as Backyard Discovery, or over a staggering $50,000 from top of the line company CedarWorks. Department stores offer in store pick up to reduce the cost of shipping the large products to your home. If you purchase your set from a specialty company, these sets are shipped to your home in pieces so assembly is required. Most hardware, such as screws and bolts, are usually included in the set but tools needed are not included. You will need a power drill, hammer and a screw driver. The tools needed are be listed in the instruction manual. Depending on the size of your set, assembling can run from 4 hours to 4 days so plan accordingly.
Before purchasing a cedar play set, go online and read the reviews that other parents gave. These reviews will tell you how easy or difficult it will be to assemble your set and how much your child might enjoy the different set elements. Some of the highly rated sets from the Backyard Discovery company include their Prescott Cedar Wooden Play Set, Patriot Play Set, and Highlander Play Set, which can be purchased from Wal-Mart's website and sent to your home or picked up from the store at no extra charge.
Rainbow Play Sets allows you to customize the style of your backyard jungle gym. This brand is known for their reasonable prices, weather durability and kid stamp of approval. Their cedar play sets start off with two options, the castle model or the club house model. The club house model allows for more latters for climbing, including a rope cargo net. The second option is the club house model, which has the option of a picnic table, tire swing, or sandbox underneath the main console. The cedar play set style most popular with large families is the King Kong size, the largest model with pricing over $3500, which includes a swing beam height of 10 feet and a 15 foot slide. With over 200 customizable options, Rainbow Play Sets are sure to suit the entertainment needs of your children and can work with your budget to find an appropriate style.
A warranty will come with your cedar play set. Though cedar wood is meant to last for several years, a one-year parts warranty is typically included in your purchase. This warranty will cover any defective parts or replacement needs. Depending on the company, warranties will be from 1 to 5 years with an option to purchase additional insurance coverage.
These guidelines and tips will help you find the perfect play set for your family.