Thank you so much for your advice over the phone. We love how this turned out. What a great value and product. We built the frame with 1 ¼ inch PVC and your bungees and slid the pipes over 4 foot green fence stakes. It was very stable and easy to set up, take down and will be easy to dismantle and store. We had a great weekend, loved sitting by our fire pit and watching a movie.