I purchased this stand along with the rope hammock . I have to say that this was a very welcome deal. I was afraid due to the low price but it was easy to put together it comes apart with a few pushes of buttons for storage but I have had the stand out in the elements and it is holding it's color and no sign of rust. I am very impressed and I love that it is not so heavy that I (5'0 tall) can move it without a fight. I will put it up in the Garage for the winter but otherwise I will enjoy all summer. It is strong and a bargain. I am not disappointed one bit. ......And I am a tough sale.