×

The Best Wooden Swingsets

Wooden swing sets are not all created equal.

Gorilla Playsets

Wooden swing sets are usually built of cedar or redwood for durability.
Safety ratings, warranty, ease of set up, and price are all factors to consider when you choose a swing set. Almost all wooden swing sets offer customized equipment options so you can choose a set that is age appropriate and will provide hours of entertainment. The wooden swing sets listed below meet the rigorous safety standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), offer excellent warranty policies, and can be put together with a few simple tools. .
Most manufacturers can customize your swing set package to suit your wishes.

Swing sets manufactured by Gorilla Playsets are an excellent value. All components have been pre-drilled, labeled and are ready to assemble with heavy-duty hardware for stability and safety. Gorilla Playsets meet all the safety standards of the ASTM and are maintenance free. Customers can rest easier knowing that all wooden components come with a 10-year warranty, and hardware can be replaced if it is damaged or defective anytime during the first year of purchase. The Congo Swing Station was $599 in 2011. Gorilla offers additional equipment and features.

Gorilla Playsets

190 Etowah Industrial Court

Canton, GA 30114

800-882-0272

gorillaplaysets.com

Kid's Creation Wooden Swing Sets

Kid's Creation Wooden Swing Sets are made of redwood and cypress. The manufacturer offers a limited lifetime warranty on all its play sets as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied. The Circus Series of swing sets started at $1,299 in 2011, but can be customized to suit your wishes. There are dozens of accessories to choose from. When it comes to safety, the company has taken care of it all. All bolts are recessed to prevent scratches or torn clothes, and every corner on your swing set has been rounded for extra-safe playing.

Kid's Creation Wooden Swing Sets

800 N. Maple St.

Garnett, KS 66032

kidscreations.com

866-483-4250

Suncast

The Homeplace Collection manufactured by Suncast offers Amish-crafted wooden swing sets built to your specifications. The craftsmanship of these wooden swing sets is the highest quality you can find. Each swing set is built according to the customer's specifications. Suncast offers a one-year limited warranty on its play sets, and the wooden components are guaranteed for 40 years against damage and rot. Pricing varies widely on these wooden swing sets due to options and accessories, but in 2011, a basic swing set started at $1,595. Options such as ladders, slides, crawling tunnels, monkey bars and even rock climbing walls are available.

Suncast

301 Commerce Drive

Suite 400

New Holland, PA 17557

866-768-8465

homeplacestructures.com

Kid-Gymz Swing Sets

Kids-Gymz Swing Sets offers one of the best values for your money when it comes to wooden swing sets. In 2011, the company offered models starting at $400. All sets comply with the ASTM guidelines for safety and are made of cedar. The swing sets can be modified to add slides, climbing ropes and club houses.

Kid-Gymz Swing Sets

877-543-4969

About the Author

Loren Estes became a licensed wildlife rehabilitation professional for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1998. She cares for wildlife native to Kentucky. In her spare time, Estes also lectures and volunteers for various nonprofit organizations involved in animal care and adoption.