Kids wooden swing sets are a mainstay of the summer play season. Combined with an outdoor playhouse and a wide variety of other features, these backyard swing sets have become full-fledged kids activity centers.

To parents, the most important features of a backyard swing set isn’t the twistiness of the slide or the awesomeness of the play fort. The most important thing is safety. Kids will roll their eyes at this – it’s the last thing on their minds – but every parent wants to know the materials are non-toxic and sturdy, the hardware is secure and the design is safe.

Years ago, swing sets were somewhat rickety metal structures with chains that grabbed little fingers, rusty slides that tilted dangerously and swing seats that splintered…

Source by Ron Loeffler