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It works, it'll hold up (I think), but some things to note (and some tips for construction)
on May 6, 2016
It works, it'll hold up (I think), but some things to note.
1 - stability
The stand appears as if it would function better if placed outside and pegged in to the ground. I have the tree set up indoors, and immediately noticed it lists heavily if the baskets aren't balanced perfectly. The main body is lashed together by 3 bolts, which will definitely keep it together, but the lower legs are able to move about as they are held together by single light screws for stability. This might be for the best as it allows the legs to separate more than it would if bolted for stability sake, but it looks like it might snap and tip over. Again, I don't think that would be possible being a metal unit, and unless the baskets are REALLY unbalanced.
2 - construction
I noticed some people complaining that they weren't able to put the unit together properly. Here's your tips:
i - The main body pieces are NOT identical on both ends. Do yourself a favor, line up the main body pieces together so that the bolts will go through all the parts.
ii - Make sure the legs (A) all go on the same side.
iii - Put the remaining arms on the other end
iv - I lashed them together in the following order: CEDF (highest hanging arms together in the center)
The third bolt holds the baskets together; the first 2 hold the body. The legs precariously teeter with a single screw holding the individual legs together (plus gravity and the body lashing)
Hope this helps.
P.S. - use the baskets that come with the unit. I tried using larger baskets which would have been too heavy.