Reviewed by tim from olympia, wa on Sunday, October 24, 2010
This is a great stand. Well engineered. The comment below about the poor instructions is difficult to understand. The instructions just has pictures but you can put it together without even looking. It is obvious how it comes together if you see a picture. It is heavy because it must be in orde...
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Reviewed by dogmother diane from NC on Friday, July 10, 2015
This is advertised as a swing stand. After putting it together (by the way, there are no instructions, just a picture, and it did not come with a chain as shown on the STP web site) I attached an ABO swing chair, sat in it and found it to be very comfortable. But when I tried to swing the front of the base of the stand came off the ground, and had a strong male friend not been there, I think it would have toppled backward. I am underweight, so too much heft was not the problem. This stand will support you to sit, but not to swing. I packed it all up and sent it back.
Reviewed by charlie e from Iowa on Monday, May 11, 2015
We ordered the swing stands to hold our "sky chairs". They looked good and sturdy when put together, but when you went to sit in the chair, they tipped over and smacked you in the head. We tried lowering the the swing to change the center of gravity. Still got smacked. We sent them both back.
Reviewed by Deck Living from Kansas City on Tuesday, May 05, 2015
My husband is very tall (6'9") and often has a hard time fitting into things. This frame, thanks to its adjustable height, works for him, too. It even got him outside on the deck when he's more of a couch person. And of course, I love it too. So far, I'm very pleased. The only slight surprise was the size -- my fault for not measuring, of course! -- but it takes up a bit more of a footprint than I'd pictured. Be sure to check your space before you order.
The reasons it didn't get five stars: 1) Some of the screws were imperfectly milled and didn't want to thread well. We got it in the end, but it was a bit of a struggle. and 2) There were some "leftover" plastic parts that the instructions didn't say what to do with and didn't seem to fit anywhere. We saved them, but the instructions were less clear than your typical IKEA packaging.
I just hang the footrest from the same spring I hang the chair (the instructions talk about an O ring, but the O ring is separate, not attached as pictured and I don't know how the heck to use it, but hanging the rope directly on the spring works fine...and so does hanging the footrest their.
Answered on 10/2/2010 12:00:00 AM by tmf from buffalo ny
The footrest hangs from the top ring (the same ring the ropes for the chair are tied to) by a separate rope. You can use the footrest by adjusting the height to your desired place by shortening or lengthening the rope (using the knot at the ring). When not in use, the footrest is easily swung around in back of the chair.
Answered on 9/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by fanger from Norman, OK