Summer may be coming to an end soon, but there's still time to make it the best summer (and autumn!) ever with a CedarWorks outdoor playhouse. The 2015 CedarWorks playhouse line is designed for maximum safety, sustainability and fun -- and any one of their beautiful playhouses will enchant your kids, keeping them outside more often. Keep reading to learn about these year-round playhouses and all their infinite possibilities.
Safe, sustainable Cedar wood
CedarWorks outdoor playhouses, like all their outdoor swing sets, are made exclusively from Northern White Cedar. This type of premium wood is strong, and has no splinters or added chemicals. Northern White Cedar not only protects your children from unnecessary chemical exposure, it also saves you time and money in the long term because of its naturally long life span.
According to the National Forest Service, Northern White Cedar is classified as “highly decay resistant” and will last up to 20 years untreated. That said, this is an excellent wood species to use in outdoor playhouses and swing sets. On top of the wood type, CedarWorks pays special attention to their building techniques, making products that stay put together for a very long time.
Styles & design
Whimsical design details are abundant in every single CedarWorks playhouse. Special color accents, slides, ladders, scallop shingles, ropes, fanciful cupolas, flags and much more make each playhouse stylish and fun. CedarWorks offers 10 unique pre-made playhouse designs that range from small classic cottages to immense castle-like structures, plus offer options to design your own dream playhouse.
CedarWorks designs all their products to be strong, safe, and environmentally sound. Mortise-and-tenon joinery, post-and-beam construction, weight bearing braces, and oversized timbers equals safety for both kids and adults.
As you can see in the image above, CedarWorks playhouses are made to hold whole neighborhoods of kids or a large pack of siblings.
Design your own
If you’re not 100% thrilled with CedarWorks standard playhouse designs, they have experts on hand to help you design the playhouse of your child’s dreams and easy online tools to get your design process started.
Can’t decide between a playhouse and a playset?
Maybe you can’t decide between a basic playhouse and a sweet outdoor playset. No worries. CedarWorks offers the best of both worlds! Any of their playhouses can be combined with one of their outdoor Frolic or Serendipity playsets for the ultimate play experience.
Colored or stained playhouses
Color accents abound in the playhouse collection, but if you also prefer your playhouse has a golden tone you can apply a clear stain containing UV inhibitors before the wood starts graying. Visit the Staining Your Set pages for more information. Of course if you paint your playhouse, choose a safe, eco-friendly outdoor color.
CedarWorks does more than simply make safe, sustainable products. When you buy from CedarWorks you’ll be happy to know that they donate 10% of profits to organizations and programs that benefit kids and the environment via their Play It Forward, Giving Back To The Future, and CedarWorks ReCedaring programs.
CedarWorks playhouses aren’t cheaply made, which does result in a higher starting price. Playhouses start at $3,990 and go up to $16,560. Yikes right? Luckily, CedarWorks has partnered with Synchrony Bank (formerly GE Capital Retail Bank) to provide financing for your home improvement investment in healthy play. Visit CedarWorks to learn more.
Each playhouse comes with a nice warranty. If something goes wrong in the first two years with anything on an outdoor playhouse that’s getting normal residential use, CedarWorks will replace the guilty part. They also guarantee playhouses against structural problems for ten years.
Every playhouse CedarWorks sells is custom configured. Some are similar to the examples on their website, and others are completely unique configurations designed to fit the exact needs and wishes of a specific family. It all depends on what you need, but there’s a good chance CedarWorks can customize your playhouse to be exactly what you want.
CedarWorks lets you shop from the comfort of your home and sells play systems directly to families in all 50 states, Canada and most other countries around the world. Within 1 -2 weeks of your order (maybe a bit more in the spring), your playset will leave the facility in Maine to be delivered directly to your home. Bonus, all CedarWorks products are designed so that the average homeowner with common tools can complete assemble it on their own, but the company will also hook you up with experienced installers, who are available in most areas if you’re interested.