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Buying a Wooden Swing - Set What to Consider - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 23, 2013

The swing sets today are nothing like the swing sets when we were kids. Wooden swing sets now resemble a playground in your backyard, encouraging imagination and hours of physical outdoor play.  There are loads of design options available all with many extra accessories.

This makes it tough to choose the right swing set for your kids. So how should choose a wooden swing set?

First, you need to consider your budget. The choices of wooden swing sets may seem overwhelming, but there are designs that can fit almost any budget. While they very much vary in pricing, keep in mind that you get what you pay for, so be sure to be comparing apples to apples and look for a high quality swing set. No point to spending a couple hundred dollars if you will need to replace it again in a year or two.

Once you have decided on a budget range, consider the size wooden swing set you want. This will depend on how much space you have in your yard. Keep in mind that you need space around your swing set as well to accommodate swings and slides.
There are many places where you can purchase your wooden set or jungle gym. A local retailer like the Fireplace Showcase can provide you with a high quality wooden set that meets safety standards, has a warranty and is a resource for assembly, issues and more accessories! Buying from a local shop rather than online will also allow you to be able to view the wooden swing sets first hand.

The higher quality swing set the better, so be sure you have chosen to purchase a wooden swing set by a reputable manufacturer like Eastern Jungle Gym made 100% from cedar.

Come and visit the Fireplace Showcase and you can see how well manufactured they are and the quality construction. You can also find out about repair and replacement warranties.

For more information on wooden swing sets from Eastern Jungle Gym, contact the Fireplace Showcase.

Why Eastern Jungle Gym Wooden Swingsets - MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 09, 2013

Just in time for summer, you can add an Eastern Jungle Gym wooden swingset to your backyard and provide a summer of vacations for your kids. If you are considering buying a wooden swingset, only Easter Jungle Gym will do. Why?

  • All construction is 100% Cedar. Because cedar is naturally resistant to rot and insect damage, no chemical treatment is necessary to preserve the wood. Unlike Pine or other woods.
  • All wood is sanded, and edges and corners are rounded. Each piece is then factory stained before installation. This ensures a safe and long lasting finish.
  • Huge 4”x4” and 4”x 6” constructions, plus our patent pending steel bracket system, means you never rely on any single bolt or fastener alone. All load bearing points are double supported.
  • Heavy Duty Slides - Sturdy wave slides with high side rails, and scoop slides with double wall construction.
  • We use through bolted commercial grade swing hangers. Each hanger is mounted with 2 bolts for the safest and strongest installation.
  • Ladder rungs are made of steel—unmatched in strength and safety, with protective coating. Wood ladders are made with extra wide steps and double 2x4 contruction.
  • We use only lag bolt and wood screw fasteners – never nails or staples! Lag bolts do not need re-tightening so there’s no need for annual maintenance or service.
  • Recessed hardware means that all bolts are countersunk for a safe and aesthetically pleasing look. No caps! Exposed bolts can create a hazard for loose clothing to catch on.
  • Straight coil swing chain is heated, primed , and plastisol-coated for a safe, smooth grip.

For more information on wooden swing sets and jungle gyms, contact the Fireplace Showcase, where installation is now only $199.

You Haven't Seen Anything Quite like Our Featured Product: The Solaris

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Inspired by the setting sun, the Solaris see-through direct vent gas fireplace is the most innovative and unmatched hearth product in the industry. Featuring our patent-pending continuous levitating flames and transparent Razor(TM) burner, the Solaris is a contemporary and award winning fireplace on trend with consumer demands.

The Solaris
is available in two models. Solaris36-ST is the world's thinnest see-through fireplace with a levitating flame and transparent Razor burner. Solaris 36-MR is a two-sided fireplace featuring the infinity flame, which provides a 6-foot deep illusion of flame and lighting effects.

Featuring consistent panel colors, the Solaris gives drama and visual impact to the room. The infinity flame provides a 6-foot deep illusion of flame and lighting effects. The Solaris is ideal for commercial applications elevating the style and sophistication in any space. Easily installer in a 2" X 6" studded wall, the Solaris is the world's thinnest direct vent gas fireplace. The inspired 33" diameter of the Solaris is easily adaptable in any room.

One side is installed with a clean and simple trim ring where the continuous levitating flames become the focus. With 32 color combinations available, the Solaris offers a unique level of customization for a truly one of a kind, modern fireplace. Contact us today to learn more about the Solaris or any other of our fireplace products.

The Fireplace Showcase Jungle Gyms Are Great For Child Development

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 23, 2010

A great addition to any family home is a jungle gym. The Fireplace Showcase's "Fantasy Jungle Gyms" offer great opportunities for children to gain confidence, increase strength, mobility, and coordination. 

A jungle gym creates the opportunity for children to learn how to make use of the different spirals of the body.  Spirals are muscle movements that are contracted (rotated inwards) or expanded (outward rotation).  Spiral movement maturity is one of the main differences between clumsy youth and the coordinated adult.   Jungle gym play is an efficient classroom to learn spiral development, body balance,  left and right, up and down, and appropriate muscle  tension and relaxation. These are skills the human learns subconsciously from birth.  Depending on how quickly, accurately, and ingrained these subconscious lessons are learned often dictate the difference between the injury free and the injury prone.  

Many of the jungle gym activities involve balance and provide an opportunity for children to master the necessary skills to manage their center of gravity better. By frequently playing on a jungle gym, their movements become more skillful and graceful. They learn to manage the force of gravity and how to use their bodies in a space that has certain limitations and obstacles. As they develop these skills, they gain confidence and learn to trust their bodies, as well as when not to push too far and when to push a little bit further.

Today’s jungle gyms are also safe learning spaces for your children.  Advances in bar spacing, non-slip material, and shock absorbing floors make today’s jungle gym offer little resemblance to the jungle gyms of previous generations. The biggest “risk” of today’s jungle gym is increasing your child’s popularity in the neighborhood and making your back yard  “the place to be”.  I think most of us would gladly accept that “risk”.  We actually offer five different styles of jungle gyms and welcome the opportunity to discuss each of them to you.   Give us a call to learn more.

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