This is a great alternative (portable) to a permanent installation for a hanging chair. Picture is a little misleading.. the base is not supported by solid straps (I thought they were bars that held the legs in place) but rather, chords that need to be staked in the ground. (This does not make indoor use as possible) With careful use, you can use without the stakes, but I wouldn't do this with children who like to swing. Sturdy and durable. Glad I purchased.