Wooden Swing Set is Finished

By Todd Fratzel on Product Reviews

Tonight I finally finished assembling the wooden swing set we bought for the kids. I can’t say enough good things about the quality of this set and the relative ease of construction. Don’t get ease confused with time consuming however!

Our 3 yr old son is totally in love with this swing set. This set includes a great slide, two swings, a set of hanging bars, a tunnel, a rock climbing wall, the upper club house with covered porch, a lower club house and covered sand box area.

All of the materials were top notch in my opinion. The wood was all really good with very few knots or splits. The fasteners were all heavy duty including heavy duty hardware for the swings. I would rate this swing set as a 9.5 out of 10!

The only word of advice is make sure you have plenty of time and some help to work on this project. It took me and a friend about 24 man hours to complete. The book says it should take two moderately skilled people about 40 to 48 man hours. I think that estimate is fairly accurate. I’m sure our kids will enjoy this outdoor adventure set for years to come.

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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. Anonymous says:

    My father-in-law and I started friday on this swing set. We are about 50 hrs combined into the project. Neither one of us are skilled builders. All we have left to do is add the swing and tunnel to the club house.
    I was also very impressed with the quality of materials considering the price.
    I would say it has been “fun” to put together.
    I decided to buy this set based on your early comments on it, and I’am glad I did.

  2. fred says:

    Todd, looks fantastic. If we’re ever up north, we’ll bring our 3 year olds by to play :-)

  3. Wood Furniture says:

    By the looks of it any kid would surely enjoy. Most swing sets made by makers today are designed in such a way that anyone who buys it that has no building/woodwork skills can be able to assemble it.

  4. Skores44 says:

    Does anyone have a copy of the instruction manual they can scan me for this playset. I lost mine and need to finish assembly.

  5. Kari says:

    Does anyone have a copy of the instruction manual? We bought this swing set a year ago and are finally getting around to putting it up and apparently have lost the instructions. My husband would really appreciate it!

  6. Lindsey says:

    I also need a copy of the instruction manual…did anyone have one? i can supply a fax number if someone would be willing to send it!

  7. Christie says:

    Here is the link for the instruction manual in case you still need it. http://www.swingsetsonline.com/~/media/Files/BYD/Product%20Manuals/1100_man.pdf

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