Although I have spoken unkindly about some columns offered by resellers, they are not all bad. At least six lodges will have a decent, properly made pair this year.

I do produce columns for resellers. They are basic, good quality items that will last. They are not made of choice timber, they do not have a top quality finish and I don't make rests for them.

What you can be certain of, however, is their price tag - considerably more than I would charge you !