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Childrens’ imaginations are coming to life all across America as more and more playgrounds are constructed. This custom-built playset, which stands in Napa, California, was constructed by Leathers & Associates, a family-owned business and leader in community-built playgrounds. Leathers has more than 30 years of experience and builds 75-100 projects each year using volunteer help.


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Specifications of this playset called for more than 34,000 board feet of pressure-treated dense select structural (DSS) Southern Pine joists, columns, and beams. These wood members were treated with Alkaline Copper Quat, or ACQ, an advanced waterborne preservative. The high-grade Southern Pine materials and ACQ preservative were chosen because of their superior qualities and ability to withstand long-term outdoor exposure and use.


SFPA is a nonprofit trade association that has represented manufacturers of Southern Pine lumber since 1915. Today, SFPA is the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers.