Yeah, I know. But we're so short of time ( working, young son who insists on full attention, refurbing a house) we have to prioritise what we work on and what we buy. In the past we've bought extra days holiday from work but that was very silly as cost more than getting someone to do work.
Ill get a price on pressure treated wood from my local timber yard and consider. It's not just the making, it's the going to order, the picking up, etc. And it needs to look good as its part of a fairly formal garden.
saying that I know what I could made would look so much better. I've considered buying basic wooden ones and adding finials and painting!