Can I customize a Rhapsody playset?
Yes. In fact, every Rhapsody playset we sell is
custom configured. While many of the playsets that we sell are similar
to the examples on our website, others are completely unique
configurations designed to fit the exact needs and wishes of a specific
Can I reconfigure or add on to my Rhapsody playset
Yes. The Rhapsody play system is modular so you can
add on or change things around as best fits your family over time.
How high do my ceilings need to be for a Rhapsody
You will need at least 3' above the playdeck surface
to readily install the playset. Thus, a Playdeck 30 could be installed
where the ceiling is only 5'6". Similary, a Playdeck 60 could be
installed where the ceiling is only 8'. Please realize, however, that
headroom for a child may be a more important factor depending on the
age/size of your children.
How much space should there be around a Rhapsody
There are no published standards for indoor play systems, so the
following is a composite of information for outdoor play systems and
- If the playset is against a wall, it should be either less than
3.5" from the wall or more than 9" from the wall. Spacing from
3.5"-9" isconsidered a head and neck entrapment.
- The slides are fast, so try to allow at least 3-4' at the end of
our Playdeck 30 slides, and 4'-6' at the end of our Playdeck 45
- As for the rest of the playset, it depends on the deck height and
accessory. For our lowest decks and accessories with the most gentle
exit, 2' should be sufficient. For our highest decks, 4' is
recommended when there is no fence. Of course, some judgment should
be applied since having a brick wall within the safety zone is
different than having a bean bag chair the same distance away.
What are Rhapsody playsets made from?
- The vertical posts and horizontal arched pieces are made from Ash,
a hardwood renowned for its shock resistance and strength as well as
its use in major league baseball bats.
- The panels are made from a multi-ply wood laminate commonly
referred to as Baltic Birch. With 40% more layers than traditional
plywoods, this material is not only stronger, it is also void-free so
that the edges of the cutouts remain smooth and attractive.
What is the age range for Rhapsody playsets?
Most children can begin to navigate Rhapsody playsets
as early as 12 months by crawling in and out of nook panels or up and
down ramps. By 2 years old, most children can enjoy the majority of
Rhapsody accessories. And by 4 years old, the entire system (with the
exception of monkey bars and some vertical accessories) is appropriate.
To make it more challenging for those 5 or older, higher playdecks and
vertical walls and ladders are suitable. And, when it comes to hanging
out in a hidden nook, there is no age limit though it gets a bit tough
for us adults due to our size!
What is the weight limit for Rhapsody playsets?
Rhapsody playsets are designed to hold adult weights.
In fact, we were unable to break the product during weight testing.
While there is certainly some weight that cannot be supported, we know
from experience that an adult will not fit into the playset long before
that weight limit is reached.
Can an adult use the slide?
As long as the slide is being used for sliding down,
then an adult can use the slide.
Can Rhapsody playsets be used in non-residential
Yes. Rhapsody playsets were designed primarily for
the residential market but commercial standards were considered
throughout the process. As a result, Rhapsody playsets are suitable for
non-residential settings where moderate use with supervision can be
expected such as child care centers, pre-schools, and the like. We
would not recommend Rhapsody playsets for unsupervised public settings
where heavy and/or inappropriate use might occur.
Do you offer custom cut-outs for the panels?
Not at this time. Whereas we seek to expand the range
of design options available over time, we do not have a custom option.
Can the playsets be custom painted?
Not at this time. Rhapsody playsets are only
available in natural posts and panels with colored accent pieces.
How long will a Rhapsody playset last?
Like any well crafted piece of furniture, a Rhapsody
playset should last a very, very long time. In fact, your only worry
might be deciding what to do with it once your kids are in college.
Does a Rhapsody playset need to be refinished?
Other than the inevitable nicks and scratches that
might appear anywhere on the playset over time, the only surfaces that
might require refinishing are the decks themselves due to the high
traffic. With this in mind, we finished both sides of the deck panels
and made them easy to flip over in case the top side gets a bit worn
How long will it take to receive my Rhapsody playset?
At this time we are shipping Rhapsody playsets
approximately 4 weeks from the order date. It will then take an
additional 3 days travel time in the Northeast and up to 10 days to
reach the West coast.
How long will it take to install a Rhapsody playset?
The average Rhapsody playset should take
approximately one half day to assemble with two adults using common
household tools. Larger sets will take more time. CedarWorks provides
customized installation instructions which, when reviewed in advance,
can significantly reduce assembly time.
Can I hire someone to install my Rhapsody playset?
Yes. CedarWorks can provide the name of an installer
in most areas of the United States.
Where can I purchase the pillows and other items I
see in the playset photos?
Some of the items came from local and/or specialty
retailers, while others are available through major national retailers
such as Land of Nod (www.landofnod.com) and Pottery Barn Kids