Wow The children were so excited to get a playset for the backyard. I am here to tell you that these wooden playsets are not all what they make them out to be. First of all they are not as sturdy as they look. My daughter and here friend ages 8-9 where swinging on the swings and I had to get them off when I noticed the unit was tilting. I couldnt believe it. They were not being THAT rough. I mean these playsets costs alot of money and they dont handle alittle rowdyness. And I must stress that YES it was put together correctly. To this day I wont let me younger child play in the sandbox under neath the fort on this set.
Also a friend of mine purchased wooden playset from the same place and I told her about how they are not sturdy. She has purchased a bigger playset than ours. So I think she thought it would be sturdier. She didn't really think much of it until about two weeks after hers was up. Her playset started to tilt and twist as the least amount of roughness.
We are looking to purchase a metal swingset next.