Originally Posted by RedLantern
Care to post a picture of what you're looking for? I'm often looking around at placed where I might run across one - architectural salvage, furniture consignment etc ( in the seattle/Tacoma area . . and I'd be happy to keep my eyes peeled for you.
Red Lantern, you are a true gent!
Here are the pics. The stools come in two sizes. A small child's stool size about 18" tall. Then there are the shop height stools at around 30" or so. We are looking for these taller ones. They can be painted or natural finish. My favorite one looks like it came from an art classrom and has a variety of paint colors dripping on the sides. Everything in our kitchen is clean and sparkling so I like to balance it with a well used stool. I'm just looking for sturdy ones.
They often have this Northwest Chair Company label (there were several variations of the design). Note that a distinctive feature of the stools is that they have a thick wire "X" brace across the bottom and two vertical wire braces attaching the seat to the top rung. Ones on good condition sell for $30-$40. Not expensive but well made.