It's nice to see someone doing it right as I feel some styles are getting dangerously under built lately..
I'm guessing you are referring to my build, and in particular the footing arrangement. I must admit this gave me some concern but I adopted this design so that I could demount the stand into manageable pieces for storage and transportation. Seems to be sturdy enough tho, so long as the nuts are screwed down tight.
Aisledog [I may be paranoid but that doesn't mean people aren't out to get me!]