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Backyard playset. Backyard play centre

Ready to assemble play set kits.
Make sure the ground is level before assembly, it is too heavy to move around once put together.
Assembly times listed on the box are often unrealistic. It will take usually at least double the time listed! If the kit comes with anchors make sure to use them!

Play set kits come with installation instructions, brackets, hardware, and accessories (slides, ropes, stars, swings, etc.).
All wood parts are pre-cut, pre-drilled and pre-stained.Sets don't come with any 4 x 4's which will have to be purchased separately

Backyard playset

Backyard Playsets

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Backyard play centre. Backyard playset. Play set kits.

A backyard play set is a place specifically designed for young children. Small units may be used indoors but it is typically located outdoors.
Professionals recognize that the social skills that children develop on the playground become lifelong skill sets that are carried forward into their adulthood. Independent research concludes that playgrounds are among the most important environments for children outside the home. Most forms of play are essential for healthy development, but free, spontaneous play, the kind that occurs on playgrounds, is the most beneficial type of play. Not every family has enough room or finances to install full-scale playground equipment but it may be possible to install a scaled down backyard play set. The one shown (to the right) comes with swings, slides, climbing stairs and a rope ladder. A sandbox can be easily added as well.
Most backyard play sets are constructed of wood or plastic. All lumber should have a smooth finish and rounded edges for safety. For many years play sets were made from pressure treated wood. It is cheaper than other rot-resistant lumber like cedar or redwood. The preservative used in PT lumber is a chemical called chromate copper arsenate. But there are concerns over the use of PT lumber for play sets and sandboxes. Personally I think that very small children and PT lumber are a bad mix. In my home town all playground equipment made of PT lumber has been replaced by sets made of plastic.
Most play sets for residential backyard use sold today are made of Micro CA treated wood which looks more natural. With a good sealer or stain applied it is safer than PT lumber. For more information on PT lumber check out the web site from Health Canada at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/pest/_fact-fiche/cca-acc/index-eng.php
The set in the picture was made of cedar wood.

Constructed from cedar wood.
Backyard playset
with swings, slides
climbing stairs and a rope ladder

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