Just to clarify I originally meant for this piece to be easily broken down. The base was to remain in place and the pole was supposed to be removable. However, during the course of the project I suffered a brief spell of goal amnesia (A.K.A. a brain fart of magnitude 10) and ended up with a permanent installation. In my case this is no big deal, but I will try to note what you could do differently in various steps in order to make this a temporary install. In case you or your loved one would find a permanently mounted stand unsightly or inconvenient.