Where's the Best Place to Buy a Good Wooden Swing Set

Updated on July 24, 2009
A.C. asks from Allen, TX
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We want to buy our almost 2 year old a wooden swingset for his birthday. Our price range for the swingset and installation is $500. Is that unrealistic? Do you moms know of any good places to buy around here that are well-made, reasonably priced and they will install it? Thanks a bunch!

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answers from Dallas on

I'm sorry but for a quality set that is a bit unrealistic....UNLESS.....you find someone that has a good set that wants to get rid of it.

We have a Woodlawn we bought in 2000 and it still looks new. We paid about $2500 for it (we did get some extras)and it has held up very well. The dealer installed and leveled it. We've never had an issue with it. It is hardly used now because our daughter is now 14. When it is used, they are usually on top of it somehow vs using the swings.

Rainbow and Wooden Swing are also good quality companies.

If $500 is your budget, I would look for a used set on Craigslist where you go take it apart, move it and take it home.

My advice is to buy the best quality you can afford. You do get what you pay for and if you go cheap, you'll be buying another set a couple years down the road.

Good luck!!



answers from Dallas on

If you had posted this 2 weeks ago, I would have sold you ours for less than $500,but it's gone now. I ended up giving it away b/c we needed to get rid of it quickly.

We got ours at Home Depot. The price depends on how big you want it and what you add onto it. I think we spent about $1300 on ours, but we had several different "options" on it. You might need to spend a little more than $500 for just a basic wooden swing set, but it's great quality and you can add on as you get more money to spend.



answers from Dallas on

Hi A.,

You are not going to believe me when I say this...Walmart!

Their wooden swing sets are wonderful! Inexpensive, sturdy, and everything comes in one package.

Best of Luck!

C. Roeschen
The Trinity Group
Keller Williams



answers from Dallas on

We really like the Sunray (Rainbow makes it) one we got from Costco about 6 months ago. It was around 1500.00, and my husband and a friend took 2 full days to install it. I think it would have cost around 150.00 for installation alone. Very sturdy, will last for many,many years. Remember, if you want to keep it looking nice, you will have to seal or paint the wood every year or so. You are not going to get a great, long-lasting wooden set for the price you mentioned.

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