A wooden swingset is normally built using the best grade of lumber available. All the wood conforms to the national standard and the sets are constructed according to safety codes and regulations. The common types of wood used in swing sets are Treated Southern Yellow Pine, California Redwood and Northern White Cedar. Redwood and cedar are fast becoming alternatives to treated wood in wooden swing sets, designed for children’s play areas. They do not need to be chemically treated, are durable and rot-resistant.
Redwood does require an annual sealant to maintain its colour. Wooden swing sets are able to support more weight than metal or plastic sets and also last longer. They are more versatile for use in backyard settings and blend in with the environment. Even though the cost of wooden swing sets may be higher than other kinds, it will be cheaper because they will last longer. These sets have a heavy swing beam, which is the most critical part of the swing set. Both children and adults can use the swings without fear of overstressing this section. Wooden swingsets can have accessories such as tree houses and forts attached. All of which will make a great addition to any backyard swing sets area
Platforms, ladders and slides made of gently moulded wood can provide many hours of fun for children of all ages. The wood is usually very smooth and handcrafted to blend and round all the edges and any hardware is recessed into the wood for saftey. This way the wood will not heat up with the childs use causing cuts or burns to hands or fingers. Normally a wooden swing set does not normally have to be purchased in an assembled form. Kits can be purchased with detailed blueprints as to how one can build his/her own wooden swingset.