Thanks for your replies everyone
I don't have a lot of tools and am not particularly handy. How difficult is the turtle dog stand to put together?
Samsara you're idea also sounds pretty good. What do you mean by flattening the top? And is there a way to not nail into the floor? Would nailing it to the floor be something noticeable at all? Hopefully this apartment will be fairly short term, so I can actually just hang from the ceiling and not worry about anal roommates.
Really should have gone with the do first ask forgiveness later approach :/