We used 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe. We cut the legs in 6 feet sections because that is how tall I needed it because of my couch. I would make it shorter if the kids are going to be sitting on the floor. We have 3 pipes going across the top. Cut these the length you want your hut to be. You will need 6 T's and 6 elbows to conect it all together. I spray painted the PVC pipe, and used double sided tape to attach the grass table skirt as a roof. Hope this helps!