Living in Bend, a place with more craft breweries per capita than really should be allowed, it is surprising that it took us so long to make a bar stool. We started tossing the idea around almost a year ago and came up with a few ideas, but then work got in the way of things.
We revisited the idea last fall. Intense research at bars around town, the state and in at least one South American country ensued. It was tough, demanding work but we approached it with the gusto we bring to every project.
The result of our many hours of research is, we think, a great bar stool.
We wanted something with clean, simple lines. It had to be sturdy enough for day-to-day use, but light enough to easily move around.
We weren't looking for a behemoth with a swiveling cushioned seat and a back and arms. This was for sitting, not sleeping, which we discovered during our research, is not a good thing to do in a bar stool.
The seats can be from any of our local, salvaged hardwoods. The bases can be raw steel or powder coated to any color from matte black to eye searing orange.
Next time you are in the shop come on in and try one out.