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Not All Wood Is Created Equal: The Benefits Of Cedar Playsets

When it comes to picking the perfect playset for your family, there are lot of factors to consider. From style and size to placement and accessories, there are a multitude of options for you and your family. Cedar wood playsets are a good option to consider because of a combination of important factors. Cedar wood comes from trees that are found in areas with damp weather and destructive conditions such as insects and fungus. This, in turn, has resulted in their development of protective qualities, that keep the wood safe from insects, rot, and other weather related problems. This is why cedar playsets are a great option for durability and lifespan.


Wood is a safe material when it comes to children playsets because it is more solid than other materials. Cedar swing sets and playsets are more durable and resistant to damage over time. With small, tight knot structure, your lumber will be less likely to develop small cracks emanating from knots. In lab testing, more durable cedar wood proved to be rot resistant and highly resistant to natural decay. Make sure you are getting wood that is pre-stained for a smooth and clear appearance, and also to prevent splinters and blisters from climbing all over it.


Another reason why cedar playsets are a great choice is because of the natural beauty of the wood. When adding a swing set to your backyard, it is not uncommon to take aesthetics into consideration, so choose wisely. The knots and patterns found in the wood are always unique and add a nice touch. While the looks of the playset may not matter to the kids, cedar playsets can amplify the beauty of a backyard, which is appealing to many parents.


Due to the harsh conditions in which cedar trees are grown, the wood is remarkably durable and sturdy. The wood is also known for its stability and resistance to warping despite changes in weather or humidity. Cedar playsets will maintain their structure over time and throughout the seasons. Cedar wood is also bug-resistant and less likely to shrink than other types of wood, which means that your playset will be built to last. And because of the natural durability of the wood, cedar playsets require less maintenance in the long run.  


It has been proven that using natural wood is great for the environment. Because wood is biodegradable and renewable, cedar playsets are considered to be sustainable.  An added bonus is that cedar playsets are non-toxic to humans, plants, and pets which makes them a great, safe fit for any home looking to enhance their yard with something fun for the kids.

So once you’ve made the decision to add a swing set to your backyard, the only thing left to do is choose what kind it will be. While there are many options to consider, cedar playsets offer the beauty, sustainability and durability when you are looking for the best swing set for your family.

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