Swing Set Buying Tips

In the information age, it almost always boils down to reviews and price. Many of us are used to doing hours and hours of research on a product we want to buy. We scour through product reviews, weeding out the fake and unhelpful ones. Once we've narrowed it down to the product we want, we then scour the net for the lowest price. Unfortunately, this doesn't work with buying swing sets online...yet.

Searching for the perfect playset can be a daunting task. Cedar? Redwood? Pine? Pressure treated? 5-foot or 6-foot deck? Square based or angle based? There are tons of options to choose from. However, there aren’t many trustworthy sources to inform you on those options and help you figure out which is the best for you and why. Let’s start simple...

I've been asked many times: "Jay - what's the best type of wood in a swing set?"   I'll then reply emphatically - that depends. "Depends on what?" you might ask.  Well it depends on what you are looking for.  Are you looking for durability?  Are you looking for beauty? Are you looking for the best value?  Are you looking for the top of line? Let's take a look at (in my humble opinion) the 3 best types of woods used in today's swing sets.  Each have their own pros and cons.  I'll do my best to help you decide which is right for you.

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