This is not hard and it was under $5, at this moment it is drying from the satin finish I am giving it, no shipping, no handling but waiting to be used maybe tomorrow or the day after.
I have not given up on finding the right stuff to make a niddy noddy, is it cheaper to buy it? No it is less work, but I enjoy the challenge of making my own Nostepinne. I hope you find this very useful. I went to the hardware store and looked at table legs the rest is history.