Playground equipment including natural wood and metal items are great for children and can provide hours of fun and entertainment. A playground on the lawn or backyard can be an exciting adventure for children to explore. There are very few toys that children love more than traditional playground equipment including slides, swings, and playgrounds in general. Instead of going to the neighborhood park which could mean a great deal of traveling in some communities installing a playground in the backyard of your home is a good solution that many parents have adopted. There are many different considerations to make and a diverse selection of quality playground equipment available in the market but the choice for many people is usually between the actual materials of natural wood or metal. Some people prefer the look, smell and feel of natural wood playground equipment while others weight cost more into their decision and prefer metal. Evaluating the differences between metal and natural wood items is a careful consideration made by many.
Regardless of weather or not you select a wooden log or wood item or metal playground equipment safety standards should be considered. Safety first should always be a careful consideration on playgrounds. Consider that children are injured every year by improperly playing and messing around on playground equipment, especially when appropriate supervision is lacking. Playground inspections are sometimes a wise option to make sure your playground is up to standards and properly installed. Supervision is also necessary to ensure children play safely. Even though a playground can be installed in your backyard as an alternative to the local neighborhood park children should play and use the equipment with adult supervision.
In the past many playground equipment items were fashioned by metal and in modern time’s swings are usually still use metal tubes and chains. Metal equipment is generally more available and more durable than wood items. Natural playground items made of wood including cedar have gained popularity due to their environmentally friendly appeal and ability to be customized more easily and built to the custom needs and wants of the home owner and their family.
Another benefit of natural wooden playgrounds is that it can be built by the family if you are handy with tools. There are kits and blueprints available to assist home owners in the task to create slides, swing sets, climbing walls, and a variety of other equipment to build an interesting and fun playground. We all take more ownership in stuff we build and children may connect better to a home made playground. Alternatively, together the family can assemble a metal playground but may need to follow more rigid blueprints and instructions because assembly requires connecting poles in a standard shape.
Natural playground equipment can also be purchased and ordered online if none is available in your community. There are a number of good manufacturers that can assemble and create the perfect customized wood item for your playground. Metal equipment can also be purchased online and is usually more widely available.
Making a few careful considerations to ensure your needs are met before choosing between natural wood and metal playground equipment is a wise decision because you and your family may spend a great deal of time having fun and enjoying it.
6008 Features: -Swing set.-Upper clubhouse.-Raised tunnel that extends to crow’s nest.-lower deck section with sand box area.-Rock Wall ladder to crow’s nest.-standard ladder to front sun porch.-Five year wood rot and decay. Assembly Instructions: -Assembly required. Dimensions: -10′ wave slide. Warranty: -One year manufacturer warranty.