Looking for a 100% Certified California Redwood Swing Set
Choose RAINBOW – The RIGHT Choice For Any Family!
Rainbow’s 2014 main product line features the entire play set made with 100% Certified California Redwood, which includes the Sunshine, Rainbow, Monster, King Kong, and Imaginary Play Series. These play sets are showcased in the catalog called 2014 Design Book 1.
Rainbow® Play Systems are the right choice and built to last! California Redwood has successfully proven its long-term durability: OVER 100-YEAR TRACK RECORD IN AMERICA! Here is why:
- Redwood only requires Sun, Water & Soil to “manufacture”.
- Redwood forests meet the strict harvesting standards of the state of California.
- Redwood is Renewable & Recyclable.
- Because Redwood trees grow quickly, photosynthesis occurs at an accelerated rate removing more carbon from the atmosphere.
- Redwood absorbs and traps carbon dioxide keeping it out of our atmosphere for the Lifetime of the product.
- Redwood uses 98% less energy to “produce” than the composite wood.
Not only do we care about what goes into our swing sets, but we are concerned with the impacts harvesting lumber has on our environment. Owning a Rainbow Play System means making the environmentally responsible choice. We are proud to use 100% Certified Pure Redwood Timber in our main product line, America’s greatest renewable resource!
All Rainbow Play Systems North American lumber suppliers are “Certified”. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) calls for third-party inspections of forestlands for sustainability and habitat use. Certification has been set-up to ensure mills produce “Certified Lumber”, which means lumber that has been approved to be harvested under an agreement reached in cooperation with scientists, environmental groups and foresters so as not to harm watersheds around streams, wildlife or soil erosion, and to ensure no one area is over-harvested.
Rainbow’s boxed series swing sets are featured in the 2014 Design Book 2. The Super Funhouse, Fiesta, and Carnival Series sets are made with 100% solid Imported Cedar also known as Chinese Fir or scientifically named Cunninghamia Lanceolata. Our All-American Series swing sets are part of the boxed series as well and are manufactured in America using 100% Certified North American Timber.
Some companies may say their swing sets are “Premium Cedar” or “Pacific Cedar”, but they are actually importing lumber (Cunninghamia Lanceolata) that has been GLUED together. Some companies would lead you to believe that the lumber they use is “Premium.” Glued together timber is not Premium. Ask them, is the glue child-safe? What research has been done?
The only reason for gluing small pieces of wood together is to save on cost. The durability, strength, and outdoor performance of glued together lumber is unknown. Rainbow’s use of solid timbers in key structural areas (Main Support Members, Swing Beams, and Swing Beam Support Legs) can assure you that NO safety, or quality is compromised in our swing sets, including imported sets. In our professional opinion, glued timbers should not be incorporated into children’s playgrounds.