Since the instrument must almost always be removed from the stand before it can be moved from location to location, the stand is not attached to the case in any way. Instead, there is a thick dowel on the top of each leg that fits into a corresponding hole in the bottom of the case. The harpsichord is placed on top of the stand and is moved around until the dowels find their holes and the instrument pops into position. The weight of the instrument is more than enough to keep it secured to the stand. Removing the instrument from the stand simply requires two people to lift up on the harpsichord until the dowels come clear of their holes. With a platform stand (which you can see in the Gallery section of this website) there are no dowels or holes, The harpsichord is just placed on top of the stand and is kept in position by the stand moldings that surround the instrument.