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Ready to Assemble

We start with premium lumber. We then take care of the hard part for you by measuring, cutting, and sanding the wood. The main components are pre-drilled and holes are counter-sunk (recessed) for safety. By receiving pre-milled lumber, assembly times for you are up to 70% faster than other playsets. We do all of the prep-work for you!

Maintenance-Free Poly Coated Wooden Beams

Many of Gorilla Playsets ™ use poly-coated wooden beams for a maintenance-free, splinter-free, and weather resistant alternative. These beams use a preserved fir that is protected throughout from dry rot and termites. Poly coating is UV stabilized and will not fade in sunlight. This protects your play set for years to come!

Safer Features

We use angled ladders with flat, wide steps on our swing sets. (Unlike traditional, vertical, dowel and rung ladders) But this is just the beginning! We even own design patents for many of our system components and accessories!
All of our play systems, add-ons, and accessories are designed to voluntarily meet ASTM standards and specifications. This is just another way that Gorilla Playsets ™ is looking out for the safety of your children.

Heavy-Duty Hardware

We use 5/16 ” diameter and 3/8” diameter electro-galvanized hardware on our play sets for maximum strength and stability. Electro-galvanized wood screws are also used for non-structural components, instead of nails that can rust and/or work their way loose over time.
The swing chains are tested to withstand up to 800 pounds, and most of the hardware components that you will receive are the same as industrial grade units.

Beautiful Canopies

Our 20 oz. heavy-weight canopy is a marine-grade vinyl that is UV protected, anti-mildew treated and crack resistant to -20 ° F. The vinyl we use has 3 layers in total: One layer of vinyl, one layer of mesh in between, and another bottom layer of vinyl. It is very sturdy, weather resistant material!

Tongue and Groove Wood Roofs

This Tongue and Groove roof system features an interlocking roof design that makes installation a breeze and gives your playset an attractive and finished look. We even upgraded our construction plans to the roofs of new playsets so that they have dormers and starburst details (see picture). This makes for functional and great looking play houses!

The Very Best Slides

Our slides are simply the best available! Our wave slides feature a solid, single wave design, the widest landing bed and the highest sides, for maximum safety and enjoyment. We also have other slide designs, such as 360 degree open- spiral slides, enclosed spiral tube slides, and scoop slides that can fit a 7 ’ deck height. The slides are a one-piece injection molded or rotomolded design, with UV inhibitors to prevent heating and fading in direct sunlight, and do not require any additional wood framing for support.

Gorilla Playsets are Heavy Duty

Gorilla Playsets ™ Ready to Assemble wooden swing sets and accessories are extremely sturdy. Our standard swing belts are made of heavy duty polyethylene plastic with reinforced nylon grommets and UV protectant. With our 4x6 Swing Beams, Galvanized Hardware, UV Resistant Plastics, and up to 800 pound test chains, Gorilla Playsets™ are the most heavy duty swings sets and swing set accessories found today.

Quick and Simple

Gorilla Playsets ™ makes your swing set building experience quick and simple. For single swing beam units, we have a one piece, heavy gauge steel swing beam bracketing system is used with a rigid 4 x 6 swing beam and 4 x 4 swing legs. One of the many features that make Gorilla Playsets™ easy to build.

Easy 3-D Illustrated Manual

Assembly is made easy with this step-by-step 3-D illustrated manual! You can assemble your Gorilla ™ swing set in less time and with less hassle than other ready-to-assemble playset with pictures to guide you along the way.
We also have available customer service Monday through Friday, 8-5 (EST). We are happy to answer your questions!