Assembly & Site Prep

Outdoor Swing Sets, Playsets and Playhouses

We can recommend an assembly service provider. Give us a call at (800) 462-3327 and we'll be happy to provide the name and contact information of a playset assembly service provider near you. (U.S. only excluding Alaska)

If you prefer to do the installation yourself, CedarWorks products are designed for the average homeowner with common tools to be able to complete.

You won't need to dig. Even though every playset is strong enough to hold your whole family, it is entirely free-standing. That means it sits on top of the ground, and there’s never any digging or concrete.

Plan your play area. Our playsets come in various sizes. To plan for maximum safety, national guidelines for swingsets recommend 6 feet of space around all sides of the set. And if you choose swings, the recommendation is for twice the height of the swings to the front and back of the swings. Don’t worry - we'll help make sure the set you order will fit the yard you have.

Prepare a safe surface. The ground surfacing you select will add stability and beauty to your backyard play area. We have photographed most of our playsets on grass not only because it's beautiful, but also because many playsets are installed on grass. However, there are better surfaces. We suggest you place your set on loose-fill materials, such as wood chips or pea stone. It will improve safety, and you won't have to deal with mud puddles and mowing around and under the playset. Don't hesitate to ask us for more information. Or check with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (

Indoor Playsets and Playhouses

We can recommend an assembly service provider. We can recommend a playset assembly service provider. All accessories are finished and ready to be assembled using a few common household tools. Assembly is designed for the average homeowner, but if you prefer to have someone else do the work, assembly services are available in most areas. Just give us a call at (800) 462-3327 and we'll find an assembly service provider near you.

Prepare your space. Like all CedarWorks playsets, our indoor playsets provide a beautifully safe environment for your kids and can stand up to anything your kids can dish out. Having said that, playing inside the house is not quite the same as playing out in the yard so there are some commonsense things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure there's space. Make sure there's plenty of space at the end of the slides.
  • Place the set on something shock-absorbent. Place your new playset on carpet or some sort of shock-absorbent surfacing, particularly if there are higher decks.
  • Watch out for windows.
  • Avoid creating an entrapment hazard. Position the playset either less than 3.5" or more than 9" from the wall in order to avoid an accidental head-and-neck entrapment hazard.