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  • What type of wood is used in Serendipity swing sets?
    Serendipity swing sets, like all CedarWorks outdoor swing sets, are made exclusively from Northern White Cedar. This is the only wood species that meets our discriminating requirements for strength, long life, and no splinters without added chemicals.
    How long does Northern White Cedar last?
    According to the National Forest Service, Northern White Cedar is classified as "highly decay resistant" and will last up to 20 years untreated. This is longer than any other natural wood species used in swing sets. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    Does Northern White Cedar need to be stained?
    No. Visit our Better Cedar and Cedar in CedarWorks pages for more information
    Will Northern White Cedar splinter?
    No. Northern White Cedar is the only wood used in swing sets that is naturally splinter free. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    How does Northern White Cedar compare to other wood species used in swing sets?
    Northern White Cedar is the only wood used in swing sets that is long lasting and splinter-free without chemical treatments, paints or stains. All other wood species used in swing sets (including redwood, cypress, other species of cedar, and inexpensive pseudo-cedars imported from China) require some form of chemical treatment to increase longevity, prevent splinters, and/or color match various species used in the same swing set. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    How long will it take to assemble a Serendipity swing set?
    The average Serendipity swing set should take approximately one full day to assemble with two adults using common household tools. Major components such as fences, platforms, roof panels, ramps, climbing walls and the like arrive pre-assembled to expedite assembly. In addition, CedarWorks provides detailed assembly instructions which, if reviewed in advance, can significantly reduce assembly time.
    Can I hire someone to assemble my Serendipity swing set?
    Yes. Just ask and we can provide the name of an experienced playset assembly service provider near you.(U.S. only excluding Alaska)
    Can I customize a Serendipity swing set?
    Yes. In fact, every Serendipity swing set we sell is custom-configured. While many swing sets are similar to the examples on our website, others are completely unique configurations designed to fit the exact needs and wishes of a specific family.
    What are the weight limits for a Serendipity swing set?
    Serendipity swing sets are designed for the whole family. That means parents, too. So, we have designed all of our Serendipity products to support adult weights.
    What type of ground surface should I use?
    Please visit our Assembly and Site Prep page for information on ground surfacing
    How much space do I need for a Serendipity swing set?
    Please visit our Assembly and Site Prep page for information on space, or call one of our Design Experts at (800) 462-3327 to discuss your questions about space and fit for your yard. For smaller yards, please visit this page for our recommendations.
    How long will it take to receive my Serendipity swingset?
    Please see the "Delivery" section on our Service and Support page for information on shipping and delivery times.
  • What type of wood is used in Frolic swing sets?
    Frolic swing sets, like all CedarWorks outdoor swing sets, are made exclusively from Northern White Cedar. This is the only wood species that meets our discriminating requirements for strength, long life, and no splinters without added chemicals.
    How long does Northern White Cedar last?
    According to the National Forest Service, Northern White Cedar is classified as "highly decay resistant" and will last up to 20 years untreated. This is longer than any other natural wood species used in swing sets. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    Does Northern White Cedar need to be stained?
    No. Visit our Better Cedar and Cedar in CedarWorks pages for more information
    Will Northern White Cedar splinter?
    No. Northern White Cedar is the only wood used in swing sets that is naturally splinter free. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    What is "checking" or a "check" in the wood?
    How does Northern White Cedar compare to other wood species used in swing sets?
    Northern White Cedar is the only wood used in swing sets that is long lasting and splinter-free without chemical treatments, paints or stains. All other wood species used in swing sets (including redwood, cypress, other species of cedar, and inexpensive pseudo-cedars imported from China) require some form of chemical treatment to increase longevity, prevent splinters, and/or color match various species used in the same swing set. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    How long will it take to assemble a Frolic swing set?
    The average Frolic swing set should take approximately one full day to assemble with two adults using common household tools. Major accessories such as fences, platforms, roof panels, ramps, climbing walls and the like arrive preassembled to expedite assembly.
    Can I hire someone to assemble my Frolic swing set?
    Yes. Just ask and we can provide the name of an experienced playset assembly service provider near you.(U.S. only excluding Alaska)
    Can I customize a Frolic swing set?
    Yes. In fact, every Frolic swing set we sell is custom configured. While many swing sets are similar to the examples on our website, others are completely unique configurations designed to fit the exact needs and wishes of a specific family.
    Can I add accessories from CedarWorks Serendipity swing sets to a Frolic swing set?
    In general, no. There are, however, a very limited selection of Serendipity items that can be attached to a Frolic swing set. Please call one of our Design Experts at (800) 462-3327 for information about specific accessories.
    What are the weight limits for a Frolic swing set?
    Frolic swing sets are designed for the whole family. That means parents, too. So, we have designed all of our Frolic products to support adult weights.
    How do Frolic swing sets compare to CedarWorks Serendipity swing sets?
    • Frolic and Serendipity swing sets are both made exclusively of Northern White Cedar
    • Frolic and Serendipity swing sets can both be fully custom configured
    • Frolic and Serendipity swing sets have the same warranty
    • Frolic swing sets use standard overlapping board construction with added strength provided by notched wooden braces. Serendipity swing sets feature mortise and tenon construction and in-line arched braces for added strength.
    • Serendipity swing sets feature laminated arches and architectural details such as cupolas and finials not available on any other swing sets anywhere.
    What type of ground surface should I use?
    Please visit our Assembly and Site Prep page for information on ground surfacing
    How much space do I need for a Frolic swing set?
    Please visit our Assembly and Site Prep page for information on space, or call one of our Design Experts at (800) 462-3327 to discuss your questions about space and fit for your yard. For smaller yards, please visit this page for our recommendations.
    How long will it take to receive my Frolic swing set?
    Please see the "Delivery" section on our Service and Support page for information on shipping and delivery times.
  • What type of wood is used in Play-a-Round swing sets?
    Play-a-Round swing sets, like all CedarWorks outdoor swing sets, are made exclusively from Northern White Cedar. This is the only wood species that meets our discriminating requirements for strength, long life, and no splinters without added chemicals.
    How long does Northern White Cedar last?
    According to the National Forest Service, Northern White Cedar is classified as "highly decay resistant" and will last up to 20 years untreated. This is longer than any other natural wood species used in swing sets. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    Does Northern White Cedar need to be stained?
    No. Visit our Better Cedar and Cedar in CedarWorks pages for more information
    Will Northern White Cedar splinter?
    No. Northern White Cedar is the only wood used in swing sets that is naturally splinter-free. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    Why does some of the wood look like it has cracks in it?
    Every 4x4, 4x6, and round log in a CedarWorks playset has the heartwood of a tree at its center, and that's the source of its remarkable strength. The sapwood around the heartwood dries more quickly than the heartwood and sometimes undergoes a process called "checking". This does not affect the structural integrity of your playset. For more information, see our The Process of Checking page.
    How does Northern White Cedar compare to other wood species used in swing sets?
    Northern White Cedar is the only wood used in swing sets that is long lasting and splinter-free without chemical treatments, paints or stains. All other wood species used in swing sets (including redwood, cypress, other species of cedar, and inexpensive pseudo-cedars imported from China) require some form of chemical treatment to increase longevity, prevent splinters, and/or color match various species used in the same swing set. For more information, visit our Better Cedar
    How long will it take to assemble a Play-a-Round swing set?
    Depending on the model, it should take anywhere from a few hours to a full day for two adults with common household tools. This is less than half the time required for similar sized swing sets sold at big box stores. That's because we pre-assemble the major components such as fences, platforms, roofs, ramps, climbing walls and the like while the big box products come in individual boards which need to be installed one at a time.
    Can I hire someone to assemble my Play-a-Round swing set?
    Yes. Just ask and we can provide the name of an experienced playset assembly service provider near you. (U.S. only excluding Alaska) Or, if you have a favorite handyman, a Play-a-Round swing set assembly would be a simple project.
    Can I customize a Play-a-Round swing set?
    No. Play-a-Round swing sets are only available in three preconfigured models. If customization is important for your family, please try our Frolic or Serendipity lines of outdoor swing sets which are fully customizable.
    Can I add accessories from CedarWorks Frolic or Serendipity swing sets to a Play-a-Round?
    In general, no. You can, however, add any of the standard two rope swings from the Frolic or Serendipity line. These include the kid swing, poly swing, sling swing, classic tire swing, or cedar swing. If you have questions please feel free to call one of our Design Experts and they would be happy to assist.
    What are the weight limits for a Play-a-Round swing set?
    The swing area weight limits are 200 lbs. for a single user and a 320 lb. maximum load for all three swing positions when used simultaneously. The play deck weight limit is 250 lbs. for a single user and 1,000 lbs maximum total load.
    How does Play-a-Round compare to CedarWorks Frolic and Serendipity swing sets?

    Like all CedarWorks outdoor swing sets, Play-a-Round swing sets are made exclusively from Northern White Cedar. The major differences between Play-a-Round and our other swing sets are:

    • Play-a-Round swing sets cannot be customized. They are available in three preconfigured models each loaded with our most popular accessories.
    • Play-a-Round swing sets have weight limits (see related FAQ) which may prevent some parents from being able to play on them.
    • Play-a-Round swing sets are made from round wood stock instead of rectangular lumber. While the round posts and railings are dimensionally larger than the 2x4's and 4x4's used in competing swing sets, they are not as large as the oversized 2x4’s and 4x4's used in our Frolic and Serendipity swing sets.
    • The Play-a-Round warranty is different than the Frolic warranty and the Serendipity warranty.
    How does Play-a-Round compare to competing products from big box stores?

    We like to say that Play-a-Round beats the competition fair and not-so-square. Here's why:

    • Better wood: 100% Splinter-free, chemical-free, maintenance-free Northern White Cedar. No Chinese wood imports and no short-lived species such as pine, spruce, fir, or hemlock.
    • Bigger wood: Play-a-Round's round wood vertical posts are larger than competitors 4x4's, and the horizontal rails are larger than their 2x4's.
    • Mortise-and-tenon construction: The wood bears the weight, not the fasteners, so you get a stronger, more durable structure.
    • Easy to assemble: No sawing, no drilling, and no measuring. Play-a-Round's pre-assembled components mean 50% fewer parts than the big box swing sets, and less than half the time to assemble.
    • Better Warranty: Longer than most big box swing sets with no pro-rating and no run-arounds.
    • Customer service experts: CedarWorks customer service experts are just a phone call away.
    • Made here: All Play-a-Round wood parts are made by us here in Maine or at select family owned saw mills in Maine and Canada.
    What type of ground surface should I use?
    Please visit our Assembly and Site Prep page for information on ground surfacing
    How much space do I need for a Play-a-Round swing set?
    Please visit our Assembly and Site Prep page for information on space, or call one of our Design Experts at (800) 462-3327 to discuss your questions about space and fit for your yard.
    How long will it take to receive my Play-a-Round swing set?
    Please see the "Delivery" section on our Service and Support page for information on shipping and delivery times.
  • What type of wood is used in CedarWorks outdoor playhouses?
    Our outdoor playhouses, like our swing sets, are made exclusively from Northern White Cedar. This is the only wood species that meets our discriminating requirements for strength, long life, and no splinters without added chemicals.
    How long does Northern White Cedar last?
    According to the National Forest Service, Northern White Cedar is classified as "highly decay resistant" and will last up to 20 years untreated. This is longer than any other natural wood species used in outdoor playhouses and swing sets. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    Does Northern White Cedar need to be stained?
    No. Visit our Better Cedar and Cedar in CedarWorks pages for more information
    Will Northern White Cedar splinter?
    No. Northern White Cedar is the only wood used in outdoor playhouses and swing sets that is naturally splinter free. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    How does Northern White Cedar compare to other wood species used in outdoor playhouses and swing sets?
    Northern White Cedar is the only wood used in outdoor playhouses and swing sets that is long lasting and splinter-free without chemical treatments, paints or stains. All other wood species used (including redwood, cypress, other species of cedar, and inexpensive pseudo-cedars imported from China) require some form of chemical treatment to increase longevity, prevent splinters, and/or color match various species used in the same playhouse or playset. For more information, visit our Better Cedar page.
    Can I customize an outdoor playhouse?
    Yes. In fact, every playhouse we sell is custom configured. While many playhouses are similar to the examples on our website, others are completely unique configurations designed to fit the exact needs and wishes of a specific family.
    How long will it take to assemble an outdoor playhouse?
    The average outdoor playhouse should take approximately one full day to assemble with two adults using common household tools. Major accessories such as roof panels, ramps, climbing walls and the like arrive preassembled to expedite assembly.
    Can I hire someone to assemble my outdoor playhouse?
    Yes. Just ask and we can provide the name of an experienced playset assembly service provider near you.(U.S. only excluding Alaska)
    Can I connect swings to an outdoor playhouse?
    Yes. You can add swings to a playhouse, connect two playhouses with a bridge and swings, or connect a playhouse to a Frolic or Serendipity swing set.
    What type of ground surface should I use?
    Please visit our Assembly and Site Prep page for information on ground surfacing.
    How much space do I need for a Playhouse?
    Please visit our Assembly and Site Prep page for information on space, or call one of our Design Experts at (800) 462-3327 to discuss your questions about space and fit for your yard. For smaller yards, please visit this page for our recommendations.
    How long will it take to receive my Playhouse?
    Please see the "Delivery" section on our Service and Support page for information on shipping and delivery times.
  • Can I customize an indoor playset or playbed?
    Yes. In fact, every indoor playset and playbed 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 family.
    Can I reconfigure or add on to my indoor playset over time?
    Yes. Our indoor 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 an indoor playset?
    You will need at least 3 feet above the playdeck surface to readily assemble the playset. Thus, a Playdeck 30 could be installed where the ceiling is only 5 feet 6 inches. Similarly, a Playdeck 60 could be installed where the ceiling is only 8 feet. 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 an indoor playset?

    There are no published standards for indoor play systems, so the following is a composite of information for outdoor play systems and common sense:

    If the playset is against a wall, it should be either less than 3.5 inches, or more than 9 inches, from the wall. Spaces between 3.5 and 9 inches wide are considered potential head and neck entrapments.

    The slides are fast, so try to allow at least 3-4 feet at the end of our Playdeck 30 slides, and 4-6 feet at the end of our Playdeck 45 slides.

    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 feet should be sufficient. For our highest decks, 4 feet is recommended when there is no fence. Of course, some judgment should be applied since, for example, having a brick wall within the safety zone is different than having a bean bag chair the same distance away.

    What are CedarWorks indoor playsets and playbeds made from?

    The vertical posts and horizontal arched pieces are made from White 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 indoor playsets?
    Most children can begin to navigate CedarWorks indoor 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 our indoor 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 can get a bit challenging for us adults due to our size!).
    What is the weight limit for indoor playsets?
    CedarWorks indoor 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 be able to 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 indoor playsets be used in non-residential settings?
    Yes. Our indoor playsets were designed primarily for the residential market, but commercial standards were considered throughout the process. As a result, CedarWorks indoor playsets are suitable for non-residential settings where moderate use with supervision can be expected such as child care centers, preschools, and the like. We would not recommend indoor 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. Please see our indoor accessories page for the full range of options we currently offer.
    Can the playsets and playbeds be custom painted?
    Not at this time. Our indoor playsets and beds are only available in natural posts and panels with colored accent pieces.
    How long will an indoor playset or playbed last?
    Like any well-crafted piece of furniture, a CedarWorks indoor playset or playbed 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 an indoor playset need to be refinished?
    Other than the inevitable nicks and scratches that may appear anywhere on the playset over time, the only surfaces that might require refinishing are the decks themselves due to 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 looking.
    How long will it take to receive my indoor playset or playbed?
    Please see the "Delivery" section on our Service and Support page for information on shipping and delivery times.
    How long will it take to assemble an indoor playset?
    The average indoor 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 assembly instructions which, when reviewed in advance, can significantly reduce assembly time.
    Can I hire someone to assemble my indoor playset or playbed?
    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 furniture items or toys, such as the Soloette slide, are CedarWorks products available for purchase directly from us. Other items may have come from local and/or specialty retailers, while others are available through major national retailers such as Land of Nod and Pottery Barn Kids
    How are indoor playsets and beds stained and finished?
    Our indoor playsets, playbeds, and playhouses will arrive finished and do not require staining. CedarWorks clear stain finish is a high quality, water reducible, low-VOC self-sealer that contains a UV absorber to reduce natural wood discoloration due to sunlight. All materials meet CARB standards and are approved for furniture use in all fifty states.