What is it with striped tents - I've become obsessive about them. I can't handle putting up any more tents for the barn sales and where else would I use them. I love the little size of this one though. I have a friend that is a great seamstress and her husband could make the frame out of pvc piping. Isn't it great to have talented friends. They made my lifesize horse for my hearse last year. I'll have to think on this one!