I received the stand for my birthday but there were a few issues with assembly. First and the biggest issue is that not all of the pre-drilled holes line up with each other or the steel brackets so I had to enlarge some holes and drill some new ones. Took about 3 hours by myself to put together but would have been impossible without a drill and hammer. In the end it looks great but probably not as strong as it would be otherwise, One of the bolts tops broke off while tightening it. I have not called customer service yet but I will find out soon how hard it will be to get some replacement parts. The last issue is more my fault for not confirming but I bought a 13 ft hammock thinking that was a standard size but a 12 ft is the longest size for this stand. The description should tell us that. So far three orders from overstock and two disappointments. I hoped for better quality products.