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Anyone know backyard playsets?(6 posts)

Anyone know backyard playsets?mickey-mac
Oct 4, 2002 1:02 PM
We can get a good deal on a backyard playset manufactured by Creative Playthings. Here it is:

http://www.creativeplaythings.com/crescent.php

Does anyone out there know anything about playsets in general or Creative Playthings in particular? Their equipment comes with a lifetime warranty and looks better than a lot of stuff that costs more. I know we've got people on this board who know about everything. Don't disappoint me.
Don't know about that particular brand, butSpinchick
Oct 5, 2002 6:37 AM
another less expensive option is to buy the plans and lumber separately. You can buy plans online as well. My husband is currently building a swingset/treehouse combo that he designed himself. It's a fairly straightforward design and we'll purchase the accessories (swing, ladder, slide) from one of those companies. He is also using cedar as opposed to pressure treated pine to avoid the chemicals.

HTH
Don't know about that particular brand, butmickey-mac
Oct 5, 2002 9:30 AM
I hate to admit it, but I don't have the tools, the skills, or the patience to build a playset. Even if I finished it, I wouldn't put my worst enemy on one of the swings. Think of the Simpsons episode in which Homer put together the built-in barbecue set. About the only thing I've successfully put together recently is a batch of India Pale Ale.
I am not familar with that manufacturer, either...Brooks
Oct 7, 2002 1:09 PM
but as a landscape architect I have some opinions. First, be very aware of the Consumer Products Safety Commission guidelines, particularly for safe landing zones and surface materials. Kids get hurt from the impact of a fall (duh) and when they are six feet up and landing on a flat surface there had better not be a 6x6 timber, rocks or hard ground (grass). Think nasty mtnbiking big air crash with no helmet. The Creative Play Things website has a link to the CPSC.

There are many different manufacturers. Here's a link from Landscape Architect and Specifier News: http://www.landscapeonline.com/lolpages/-productsservices/park_and_rec_tofc.htm#anchor924556
Wood construction is still very popular but needs maintenance and vigilance for splinters, warping and twisting, etc. Coated metal is more maintenance-free. Prices are all over the board.

have fun,
Brooks
but as a landscape architect I have some opinions. First, be very aware of the Consumer Products Safety Commission guidelines, particularly for safe landing zones and surface materials. Kids get hurt from the impact of a fall (duh) and when they are six feet up and landing on a flat surface there had better not be a 6x6 timber, rocks or hard ground (grass). Think nasty mtnbiking big air crash with no helmet. The Creative Play Things website has a link to the CPSC. There are many different manufacturers. Here's a link from Landscape Architect and Specifier News: http://www.landscapeonline.com/lolpages/-productsservices/park_and_rec_tofc.htm#anchor924556 Wood construction is still very popular but needs maintenance and vigilance for splinters, warping and twisting, etc. Coated metal is more maintenance-free. Prices are all over the board. have fun, BrooksBrooks
Oct 7, 2002 1:15 PM
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How did that happen? Sorry. nmBrooks
Oct 7, 2002 1:18 PM