We love Maker Pipe connectors. This is one of several of our MP builds. It was designed to fit what we wanted in a comfy porch sofa. It needed to be understated, sized to fit the area and comfortable for sitting, lounging or relaxing. After unsuccessful shopping, we decided to use MP to build to our specifications. The cushions and upholstery can be bought or, as in this case, a DIY project. The sofa is very sturdy and comfortable...it is exactly what we were looking for!