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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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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