I grew up w/a guy that used to hit up dairy farms for old milk canisters. They're metal cans about the same height as a drum throne. No height adjustment, but they were just the right size for him. He took an old throne seat and glued to the top w/construction glue, spray painted it black, and he'd use it to store sticks & hardware.
May sound like a terrible idea, but I guarantee you he had more cymbal money than whoever bought that canister throne for $199!