FAQ - Swing Set Ideas


Q.  How much can I save by building the playset myself?

A. Typically you can save between 50-70% by constructing the playset yourself.

Q.  How much experience do I need?

A. Even the most novice of woodworkers can build a playset/swingset with our plans. All of the plans include step-by-step instructions which are easy to follow.

Q.  What tools do I need?

  • Socket Set
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Circular saw
  • Hand Saw
  • Other tools such as a miter saw and 12" bar clamp are helpful.

Q.  How much time will a playset take to construct?

A. The amount of time required for each playset varies. An average time would be about 20 hours. For more information on the amount of time required for a specific playset, visit our plans page.

Q.  Do I have to stick with the "stock" plans here?

A. No. You can customize each playset with whatever accessories you want. In fact, most swing set plans come with options you can choose. Options such as roof (shingles or shakes), windows, and stairs. If you would like a complete custom design, we can do that too.

Q.  What is different about this site?

A. At Playset Junction, we not only try to provide easy to follow directions, but we try to: educate you on safety issues, suggest construction tips, and last but not least, get what YOU want in a playset.

Q. Where can I get accessories for my playset?

A. Right Here! We offer a complete line of swing set accessories!

Q. What kind of wood should I use?

A. There are several choices available including Redwood, Pressure Treated Pine, and Cedar. The choice is yours.


These are just some basic FAQ's regarding a swing set pr playset. If you have some swing set ideas or questions that are not covered here, feel free to contact us.


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