Wooden Swing Set – Construction Begins

By Todd Fratzel on Product Reviews

Tonight I started working on our kids new swing set. The instruction manual says it will take two moderately skilled people 20 to 24 hours. So if I do all the work myself that should be about 40 to 48 hours of labor.

Tonight I managed to get the base frame put together in about 1 hour. My 3 year old helped so maybe we can “deduct” a few minutes that I had to chase him around the yard for parts.

So far the directions are great, the materials are in very good condition and I must say I’m very pleased with the purchase. I had my doubts especially when I ordered it online through Ebay but so far so good. I hope to so quite a few posts following the progress and my overall opinion of this project and product. Stay tuned for more….

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Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Well, I must say that was pretty fast shipping! Kudos for that, too!

  2. Sonia says:

    Where did you purchase this. I am looking for the same exact one and can not find it anywhere.

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