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In the unlikely event that one of the beams of your wood hammock stand or steel hammock stand develops cracks, a break or any other unusual wear and tear, evaluate the part and the surrounding hardware. You may be able to replace a single beam with a duplicate exactly like it. Never replace a load bearing beam or piece of hardware with an inferior, weaker, or smaller counterpart. This compromises the entire structure and will lead to an eventual collapse or failure of the entire structure.