I have been thinking about trying the rabbit ear stand and noticed some have had cracking/splintering issues of the 4x4 base. I have made and used the turtle dog stand with good results but would like to try the rabbit ear stand for inside the house. An idea floated around inside my NON engineering brain and would love some feedback whether this would help at all or is it totally worthless. Hopefully the picture will explain my thinking but basically it utilizes one piece of amsteel from one "ear", ran down and under the 4x4 along a channel that has been cut out and back up to the same position on the other "ear". My thinking is that when the hammock is loaded, the force of the "ears" pulling together would be somewhat offset by the opposing force of the Amsteel. Thanks!