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Tips for Installing a Playset in Your Yard

By: Danny Lipford
Wooden playset in backyard.

Wooden playset in backyard.

You can hire a pro to install a children’s playset in your yard, or tackle the installation yourself. Most sets have with precut parts, but the posts may have to be bought separately.

When installing a playset:

  • Allow at least six feet between the playset and other objects.
  • Round off any sharp edges with a router or hand plane.
  • Sand any rough surfaces.
  • Make sure pressure treated lumber has dried thoroughly before staining.

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Tips for Installing a Playset in Your Yard