Traditionally, swing sets consisted of a bar with two hanging swings, but recently they have become more detailed with many additional features. Swing sets are designed for both children and adults and are a great addition to any yard or playground area. Swing sets are available in pre-designed models or can be custom-made to suit your personal preferences. Swing sets are available in wood and metal designs. Wooden swing sets are safer and usually last longer than metal ones, but as a result wooden sets generally cost more. Northern white cedar is the premium material for swing sets because it lasts longer than most other woods and metals. A cedar swing set will cost approximately $500 online.