It takes about 8 to 12 hours to put together. It goes smoother if you organize all pieces before you start. Wood was in great shape. The wood is not the heaviest but it's only meant for ages 3 to 8. All material was there and the shipping box was in awesome shape! This is a great buy for the money!!!! Our 3 year old enjoys it very much!!! It also arrived very quickly where as ******* was telling us 3 weeks for a similar product!
We bought this playset brand new at the end of summer last year. We've had it roughly 7 months and other than 1 or 2 times it has only had a 40 pound, 4-year old playing on it. It is literally falling apart. The main beam has started to crack finally so now we are going to replace it, but before then we've had to replace half a dozen of the planks that have cracked so badly and reinforce the entire playset. The wood in this could not have been more poorly or cheaply created. Within a few weeks one of the planks inside the clubhouse had cracked badly and had lots of splinters as well. As nice as this playset looks, don't be fooled. It's all look and no substance. It has literally leaned from the first day (why we had to reinforce it) and despite the fact that we weather sealed it when we set it up, the wood is just falling apart around it. A playset of any cost should last more than 6 months. Not to mention the instructions for putting this together are all wrong so you will spend an extra day trying to figure out how to piece all these tiny pieces together only for it to fall apart. Maybe most importantly this playset is dangerous. We will not allow our daughter to continue to play on it as the beam is cracking. And the wood has splintered so much I feel this playset is very unsafe. I would never recommend this playset or purchase another toy from this brand again. We will be spending a bit more and ordering a Lifetime brand playset that will actually last and be SAFE. I read the few negative reviews on this when we purchased it and decided to "take a chance." My mistake.
Well, unfortunately, my review will not be on the quality nor the durability of the playset itself as I never received it to begin with. Charge has gone through as of 11/28/17 with online stating "free pickup in store by December 5th". I received an email confirmation on my order but no shipping date or pick up date. December 6th, I called my local store to inquire and they could not find nor tell me anything about my order. I contacted Kmart (Sears) direct and they told me I will receive an email regarding my order. The email came and only said "we need to complete additional research" and that I should receive more information within 72 hours. Well, 72 hours turned into 240hours. No response, so I contacted them. They claim it is still out of stock and can't give me any estimate of when it will be back in stock. It's no wonder Kmart is closing doors nationwide. Don't waste your time. Hopefully they are as quick to refund my money as they were to take it.
This swing set is perfect for my playground loving three-year-old. The shipping was incredibly fast. It took 5-6 adults about 12 hours over two days to put together. This was mostly because some of the instructions were confusing (which way do the parts go?) and we had to stop several times to leave and purchase about $30 worth of additional hardware. Many of the screws were too short and would not go through two pieces of wood. Some bolts were too short and did not include nuts. Yet, I have an extra bag of hardware that we never touched. I have no idea where it goes and I believe it does not go with the set in in our box. Also, how does the trampoline work? The springs are impossible. Perhaps the fabric is too small? My kid loves it though and it seems quite sturdy. It should last.
We bought this swingset back at the end of October 2015 since then the slide has broke the rock wall has broke the trampoline has broke and it's slowly falling apart keep in mind I have a 30 pound 3 year old there's no reason this thing should not hold up at all it's very cheaply made for $450 I am very disappointed with this don't waste your money
Several items missing, wood feels very cheap. I would not purchase this swing set again. Disappointed. Took a long time to put together.