Natural Wood Playground equipment including natural wood items that are made from cedar and other durable woods are an excellent choice for children and can be customized in different shapes, sizes and objects. Children can find themselves enjoying natural wood items for hours of fun and entertainment. The fresh smell and realistic appearance of playgrounds comprised of wood is something that metal fabricated tubes and poles cannot provide. However everyone has different needs and considerations to make when deciding what options are best for them and the unique needs of their family.
Many people enjoy natural playgrounds because the equipment is environmentally friendly and uses no chemicals in its creation. Naturalists and people concerned about the environment may want to reduce their footprint with wooden slides, swings, structures and other common items found on playgrounds. Sometimes, depending on the wood used, this can cost more than some of the metal playground kits on the market.
A playground is an adventure children enjoy and natural playground items can be made into pigs, farm animals or other creatures to stir their imagination. Another benefit is that the family can work together in building the playground but this may require a good blueprint, some creative thinking and a certain skill for handling tools. Custom wood items are not as widely available as their metal counterparts but can be sourced and ordered online with delivery options. Therefore, in the event you would rather have someone else build your natural playground equipment for you, the option is available.
Natural items generally have no coatings, no paint, no plastic and no other additives other than the good old fashion wood they are made from. Some people find this a big benefit and prefer items without these additives. This also is more environmentally friendly and leaves less of a footprint as the wood is biodegradable. For this reason natural playground items have grown in popularity over the years.
It is important to make sure that all wood items are assembled properly and this may mean having a professional build it or have a playground inspection. Furthermore it’s important to make sure no splinters or stray pieces of wood are on the surface. Safety should always be a primary concern for parents.
Natural wood playground equipment can make a great choice for any commercial or residential playground and is a great addition to backyard playgrounds, parks, schools and daycares where children play.