There are two kinds of hammock; hanging hammock and standing hammock. Hanging hammock needs at least two stands to hang, at the same time standing hammock needs a stand to be used. Hammock stand commonly made of tube steel which is stainless from any corrosive problem. If you are getting problem with the hammock stand, the first thing to do is fixing it. It does not need special skill, you just need to try. It might impossible to be repaired; the best possible way is changing it with the new one. Choose the similar type, size, and colour with your hammock, so it will be matched.