I returned the stand without even using it. Someone else had obviously returned it too - it had clearly been used before. Two of the "buttons" that lock into place to hold the stand up were stuck IN and wouldn't come OUT, so it didn't lock. I finally got them to pop out but it was a total pain. I didn't want to do that every time I used it. The safety straps that go on the feet? I couldn't get them to stay. The stand is just junk. Don't waste your time. Incidentally, the hammock I bought to go with it had been used and returned before too. This was my first buying experience from Overstock.... Not a good impression.