DIY Playsets, Play Houses, Swing Sets and Playgrounds

Everything you need to know about installing one in your backyard

Any parent would love for their own backyard to be their kids’ favorite place to play. For this reason, backyard playsets, play houses, swing sets and playgrounds are becoming more and more popular. They are available online and at most major retailers (Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes and Costco to name a few). And many units are available for a few hundred bucks – not the thousand or so bucks you ...

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AssemblyReview: Mount Forest Lodge playset by Cedar Summit

For a flat rate of $450 plus tax, Assemblymen will come to your location anywhere in our service area, unpack, inventory, and assemble this item. Automatically save 10% when you begin scheduling your appointment using this quick and easy online form!

For the “average consumer”:

Difficulty of assembly: Difficult
Duration of assembly: Approximately 15 hours
Persons required: 2
Special tools needed: No
Prep required: Yes. In summary, (1) ...

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Review of Congo Monkey Play 2 Maintenance-Free Swing Set

We recently assembled the Congo Monkey Play 2 Maintenance-Free Swing Set, and thought we’d share the unit’s pros and cons as we see them from the perspective of a professional service company that assembles and installs play sets.


• A plastic coating over all wood pieces makes this play set maintenance-free (i.e., there is no need to treat or stain it)
• There are four different packages or variations of this play set, giving you the flexibility to choose ...

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