Swing sets for the backyard can be of many varieties of wood. A common preference for 100% redwood wooden swing sets. This wood is extremely durable and able to withstand both weather and children. The only maintenance it requires is annual staining to preserve the colour. Redwood is naturally rot-resistant and does not warp or splinter.
Both redwood and cedar are easy to use and well – suited for amateur swing set builders. They can be built from scratch using plans or kits or they can be purchased factory made. The beauty of having 100% redwood swing sets or cedar swing sets is that they look natural and fit in with any backyard decor. They are both easy materials to repair and are easy to attach elements to, such as handles, grips, climbers, slides, ladders, etc.
Even though the initial outlay for 100% redwood swing sets or cedar swing sets may seem expensive, you will actually save with not having any maintenance costs. Cheaper swing sets have to be replaced after only a few years, while 100% redwood swing sets and cedar sets carry a limited warranty for at least ten years. They will definitely last longer than that length of time.
The design of swing sets is such that you can design your own and factories do cater to the wishes of customers. They can be bought as a basic package and add-ons can be done year after year until the swing set evolves into a play set or jungle gym.