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Whether you have built your hammock stand from a kit or purchased one in various stages of pre-assembly, it's important to check out your wood hammock stand or steel hammock stand to make sure you have tight connections. A load bearing structure with screws, nuts, and bolts should be inspected to insure all connections are properly tight and without excessive wear. Screws can become stripped over time, and you may spot other signs of wear that require hardware replacement. Don't underestimate the power of repeated use to loosen those bolts! A simple regular spot-check should do for most of the year, but at least once a month you should give your hammock stand a good look.