After hours of reading, studying and the occasional newbie question, I am ready to begin. Though actually I kinda cheated. When I designed my backyard landscape, I had the contractors build my stand. I know, I know, I should have done it myself, but the backyard was a huge project and too much for one man. I did my last backyard and lost a year of weekends. So while most of these threads start with a foundation, mine will start with the stand.