What's a good price? Wood or metal? How long did it last? Did you anchor it into concrete? I've been looking...yikes some of them are pretty pricey, but I'm afraid to go with too cheap & it ends up falling apart.
Answer by LuckyClown at 3:46 PM on Feb. 16, 2009
We paid 150 for a used wood set from playground world that is around 2600. It's awesome and we have had for 5 years now. It didn't have to be anchored in cement. I don't know anything about the metal swings. Look in your local paper, that is how he found ours. Try craigslists too. They are local face to face and cash only.
Answer by Christine0813 at 9:47 AM on Feb. 16, 2009
My husband built ours 5 years ago, and it's as solid as our home! He bought the plans and accessories from http://www.detailedplay.com/ (ours looks just like the one shown in the header/banner).
I think we ended up paying about $1100 as shown in the picture. And we can always expand on this system and add "bigger kid" accessories as our children get older and get more into climbing and the use of the fort or second fort.
I have no doubt we're going to have this set for MANY years to come! It took my husband and a friend of his (who has lots of tools!) two weekends to cut and assemble everything. I think anything store bought--whether assembled or assembly required will just fall apart. I've driven around my neighborhood after some really bad storms ony to see "pre-fab" sets scattered about in varying stages of disrepair...but ours is still standing!!!
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