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Best Wooden Swing Sets

The Best Wooden Swing Sets for Your Backyard Under $1,000

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The best wooden swing sets stand up to the elements and your kids. If you've been swinging back and forth on your decision to buy a wooden swing set because of the price, compare the best swing sets to fit your family's budget and give your children many years of backyard fun.

Backyard Discovery Arizona Cedar Wooden Swing Set

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Just look at the picture and you'll say, "Wow!" The Backyard Discovery Arizona Cedar wooden swing set has so many features, it looks like it belongs in a park's playground but it's made for residential use.

It's like your typical wooden swing sets with features such as two swings, a glider, slide and rock wall. But it also has a bouncy tunnel underneath the second deck fort.

The wood is protected with a five-year rot and decay warranty. There's a one-year warranty on manufacturer's defects. Check the product manual for any swing set you buy for all of the warranty details.
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PlayStar Playsets Tradition Wooden Swing Set with Adventure Tunnel

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Invite the whole neighborhood over to play. This wooden swing set from PlayStar accommodates 10 children at once.

It features gym rings, swing hangers, climbing rocks, a climbing rope, climbing bars, play handles, short tunnel and a slide. It's got just about everything you would find on a public playground at a fraction of the cost.

PlayStar boasts about the commercial quality of this wooden swing set but that it's designed for residential use. The safety standards of this wooden swing set also exceed the government's minimum requirements, which is peace of mind for parents who practice good playground safety habits. It comes with a 10-year warranty too.
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Gorilla Playsets Landing Wooden Swing Set

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If you're looking for a wooden swing set loaded with extras, this one's for you. It has all sorts of activities for kids to enjoy, including a rock wall, climbing rope, wave slide, sandbox, steering wheel, telescope, tic-tac-toe spinner panel, two swings and a ladder to the upper deck.

Up to six children can play at once on this cedar wood playset. Gorilla Playsets offers a 10-year warranty on structural wood components and a one-year warranty on the other components. Like any of the wooden swing sets on the list, the pre-stained wood may not be up to your standards. But applying wood stain to further protect your wooden swing set is very easy.
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Backyard Discovery Prestige Wooden Swing Set

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The Prestige is built for smaller yards. While it's compact, it also comes with lots of fun activities for kids.

Climb the rock wall ladder to get to the upper deck. Go down the slide. There are also two swings and a trapeze bar. The lower deck features a built-in snack bar that seats two and a sandbox underneath the upper deck fort.

Up to seven children can play on this swing set at once.The manufacturer offers a five-year prorated warranty on the wood. Other components come with a one-year warranty.
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Swing-N-Slide Sherwood Tower Swing Set

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Not many wooden swing sets under $1,000 come with a rope bridge and musical instruments. But this one does! The Sherwood Tower Swing Set also has an upper and lower deck with two swings, a ring/trap combo, wave slide and magnetic chalkboard.

Up to 10 children can play on this swing set. Swing-N-Slide provides a lifetime limited warranty, plus a five-year limited warranty against wood rot and termite damage.
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Big Backyard Meadowvale Wooden Swing Set

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If you're on a super-tight budget, the Meadowvale Wooden Swing Set from Big Backyard is one of the lowest-priced swing sets on the list. The price comes in well under $500.

Don't let the cost fool you, though. This affordable swing set comes with a lot of fun activities to keep kids busy for hours. There are two belt swings, an acrobatic swing, a rock wall, climbing rope and wave slide. Up to six children can play on this wooden swing set too.

The manufacturer's warranty is for 10 years on wood rot, decay or insect damage. All other parts come with a one-year warranty.
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Leisure Backyard Discovery Prairie Ridge Cedar Swing Set

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Here's a wooden swing set that looks like one of the swing sets you've seen at a public playground. It has monkey bars, two belt swings, a glider swing for two, wave slide, built-in bench, sandbox and covered upper deck.

The Prairie Ridge Cedar swing set can hold up to seven children at once. The warranty covers five years of wood rot and decay with a one-year warranty against defects.
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Swing-N-Slide Asheville Wooden Complete Play Set

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The Asheville wooden swing set from Swing-N-Slide is a nice solution for tight spaces. While it's compact, six children can play at one time so you still have plenty of room for friends to come over for a play date.

The wooden swing set comes with a slide, rock wall and two swings. Swing-N-Slide offers a five-year limited warranty on this wooden swing set.
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Creative Playthings Franklin Swing Set

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The Franklin is a simple wooden swing set but kids will enjoy its many options for play. Two swings and a trapeze bar are also included and you get to choose whether they hang from rope or coated chains. There are two ladders that lead up to the second deck so kids can access the slide. There's also a rope ladder and telescope.

Unlike the other swing sets on the list that are made from cedar, Creative Playthings only makes the Franklin wooden swing set in Southern yellow pine. The impressive warranty covers the wood for 15 years. All other components are covered for one year.
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Backyard Discovery Pathfinder II Swing Set

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Guess how much this swing set costs. Hint: It's under $500.

The Pathfinder II doesn't look like a wooden swing set that would cost half the price of some of the swing sets of the same size on the list. But it's a deal that gives your kids a slide, upper deck, rock wall ladder, regular ladder, sand box area, snack table, two swings and an acrobat bar.

Up to nine children can play at once on this wooden swing set. The Pathfinder II is covered by a five-year, prorated wood rot and decay warranty. All other parts are covered by a one-year warranty.
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