How to Assemble A Play Structure

Buying a new play structure from Rona or Costco? Or just moving a play structure from one house to another? There are certain tools and tips you should be aware of to make the assembly process go smoothly.

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Tools Required

  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Hand saw
  • Screwdriver
  • Power drill
  • Sledge hammer
  • Wood chips (or other soft ground cover)

Assembly from a Kit

If you are assembling from a kit, be sure to watch the instruction video (if enclosed). Most instruction manuals that come with play structure kits are quite detailed and precise, so if you make accurate lumber cuts, you can minimize waste. If you decide to build from a kit, you can still choose additional components to add on, but keep in mind that the more accessories you add, the more it will cost.


It’s also very important to consider what will be used as a ground cover beneath the play structure. For safety reasons, grass, gravel or concrete will not provide a proper cushion for falls. Wood chips are ideal and can often be obtained for free from tree maintenance companies. Whatever you decide to use as ground cover, keep the safety of your children in mind.


Play Structure Assembly Steps


1Review the instructions in the user’s manual to familiarize yourself with the set up.


2If re-assembling a dismantled play structure – Refer to the photos that were taken prior to dismantling the play structure.


3Prepare the area where you plan to set up the play structure.



4Unload the truck or trailer and place all the sections of the play structure on the lawn for easy access.


5Assemble the play structure in the desired location following the methods in the user’s manual or in the opposite order of dismantling the play structure.


6Reattach the accessories.


7Lay wood chips (or other soft ground cover) at the base of the play structure.

Keep safety foremost in your mind in terms of proper lifting and moving, as well as, stability of the structure itself.


You Can Always Call GoGetter

GoGetter is always available if you would prefer to hire the experts. Our experienced team can take care of everything from loading, delivery, dismantling, relocating and set up of your play structure. Just give us a call and we would be happy to help!

Note: The cost of assembly can be half to equal the amount of the play structure depending on the model. Most structures arrive without any pre-assembly at the manufacturer and accordingly takes longer at the assembly site.


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