Assembly was a bit difficult, but not terrible. All required hardware was included. Most Melissa and Doug toys can stand up to just about anything. This toy has taken a lot of abuse (as all toys do in a preschool environment!) and the base has stood up well. However, the swing fell apart within the first week & was impossible to repair, and the stairs jam on occasion. These are minor issues, compared to the overall quality of the toy, but should be taken into consideration. I looked at a number of options before purchasing this tree house, and feel that even despite these flaws this is still the best wooden tree house on the market.
The internationally known toy company — founded and owned by Westporters Melissa and Doug Bernstein — answered the call to fund this year’s event at Compo Beach.
Don't be fooled! These toys are made in CHINA!! If Melissa and Doug were upfront with their customers they would list the "country of origin" on each product page rather than trying to mislead everyone into thinking they are made in the US.
Now if we could only get them to utilize the parking in their vast park-like setting of a home. You see we the neighbors have to tolerate the parking of trucks every day on the street in front of the home. Apparently it takes a “village” to take care of the Bernstein’s and Melissa and Doug don’t like them parking behind the gates. I guess its a zen thing.
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