The best outdoor playsets are made from 100% natural cedar.
Why cedar wood playsets and swing sets are the best
All cedars are conifer trees — a highly revered, durable lumber species that is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects. University studies show that cedar has high durability, especially when used in outdoor applications. This plays a big factor in why Rainbow playsets are only made with cedar wood.
There is no substitute for the natural beauty of cedar. Ingrained with decidedly crisp yet superbly rich tonal properties, cedar enhances traditional outdoor home decor and inspires innovative eye-pleasing architecture. When compared to other woods or even plastic, cedar wood makes by far the best, most aesthetically-pleasing material for outdoor playsets.
Independent studies show that, when it comes to environmental performance, natural cedar is superior to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, cedar actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. And, unlike plastics and vinyl, cedar is renewable and biodegradable. On top of that, cedar wood is sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world, making for an environmentally responsible material.
Types of cedar wood in our playsets:
- Cunninghamia Lanceolata: Grown and harvested in China, this prized species of cedar is renowned for its durability, lasting hundreds of years in outdoor applications.
- Thuja Plicata: Also known as the Western Red Cedar, it’s the premier cedar wood in North America, used for decking, fencing, gazebos, patio furniture, and wooden playsets. This species has a track record of success, lasting outdoors for hundreds of years.
- Cupressus Nootkatensis: This USA-grown cedar matches the beauty, quality, and outdoor durability of Western Red Cedar, making it the perfect lumber species for Rainbow playsets. Like other cedar woods, it resists splintering and weathers evenly over time.
Shop Rainbow Play Systems’ Cedar Wood Playsets
Rainbow has been proudly manufacturing the best-quality outdoor playsets for over a quarter century, using only the finest lumber available: 100% natural cedar wood. We back our work with our exclusive lifetime warranty – the gold standard in the residential playground industry.
Browse Rainbow’s outdoor swing sets and experience the benefits of cedar in your backyard.