Rescued from a skip – beautiful, solid vintage pine stationery cabinet

5 Nov

Who can resist looking in a skip? You never know what you might find. A friend of mine managed to rescue two or three of 40 or so antique wood planes that had been mindlessly discarded. This rare, solid vintage pine stationery cabinet was not quite such a gem of a find but was well worth rescuing and restoring. Several weeks of satisfying labour later, the result speaks for itself. Meanwhile, if you are interested in my main field of work, check out my coat rack site at http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk. And contact Steve Gamblin directly with any enquiries at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk.

Lovingly restored from this…

 

…to this…

…stripped back to bare wood…

…completely dismantled…

…side panels and all 17 shelves waxed…

…even the beautiful door knob stripped and waxed…

…and a top created from a Victorian antique floorboard…

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and finally, the original hook & eye refitted.

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Cornwall calling…

26 Sep

 

Just to say, every dog has its day and every coat rack maker has his holiday. Mine runs from Friday 28th August to Friday 12th September.

If you do buy something from the Hooked on Hooks online shop whilst I’m away, it’ll be packed and dispatched by courier the day after my return.

And if you do have a query or enquiry of any kind, I’m fully contactable by email in the usual way at hello@hookedon hooks.co.uk, thanks to the wonders of Wi-Fi at our National Trust cottage and newly acquired i-phones. Hopefully this won’t cause anyone too much inconvenience.

Happy holidays!

Steve Gamblin

 

Job done…

31 Aug

“Myself and the wife, and all those who have seen it are extremely impressed with the look and quality of your work. What an amazing coat hook plinth.”

LD, Exeter, Devon

Original 137cm coat rack with 6 hooks

BESPOKE ORDER

Customer: Previously sold coat rack (SH0178) measuring 137cm is perfect but too long. Can you make a copy 110cm in length?

Hooked on Hooks: Consider it done!

Description

Wood: Air-dried English oak from National Trust’s Stourhead Estate

Hooks: Hand-forged, burnished cast iron, Egyptian-design hat & coat hooks

Finish: Two-tone Rustic Pine Briwax blended with Mahogany Briwax

Dimensions

Wood: Length 110cm. Width: 15cm. Gauge: 2.7cm

Hooks: Hook height: 16cm. Projection: 11cm

USEFUL LINKS

Hooked on Hooks HOME page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/

Bespoke information: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

PRODUCTS page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

CONTACT: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhoks.co.uk

 

 

When is a coat rack not a coat rack?

31 Jul

…when it’s a Bug Hotel, of course!

In the making is this nice little man-made habitat for all and any spiders, wood lice, earwigs and creepy-crawlies in general that care to take up residence.

Made from an old oak gate post that I managed to rip down into three hefty planks, the infilled sections include separate compartments for anything that cares to check in. 

This particular Bug Hotel tips the scales at about three tons but on the cards are much smaller and lighter versions that could be shipped.

USEFUL LINKS

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

Hooked on Hooks does John Wayne, almost…

28 Jun

Fresh from Hooked on Hooks is this unique hat & coat rack that I was tempted to call The John Wayne but snapped out of it at the last moment. Unashamedly cribbed from a scene in a 1950s John Wayne classic western, the shape of the plinth mirrors the headboard in a bed occupied by a woman about to give birth. (Perhaps I should have named it after the baby? Perhaps I should just has stolen the design and kept mum about its origins?). Anyway – am I babbling? – I can guarantee one thing, there isn’t another coat rack on the planet with this design, never mind the wood, which is 300-year-old English oak.

DETAILS

WOOD: 300-year old English oak floorboard

Dimensions: Length: 102cm. Width: 17cm

HOOKS: Cast iron, ball-end hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Height: 12.5cm. Protrusion: 4.5cm

Finish: Fiddes & Sons Oak Lightening Hard Wax Oil

Stock ref: SH0374

Price: £145.00 (includes FREE shipping to accessible mainland UK)

Full details: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/398/union-jack-coat-rack

USEFUL LINKS

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Plymouth calling…

31 May

Now residing on wall in Plymouth is this elegant hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks.

DETAILS

WOOD

Air-dried English oak from the National Trust’s Stourhead Estate in Wiltshire

Dimensions: Length: 130cm. Width: 18cm. Weight: Really heavy

Finish: Fiddes & Sons Oak Lightening Hard Wax Oil

HOOKS: Solid brass, Georgian-era design, acorn-tip hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Height: 16.5cm. Protrusion: 11cm. Weight: Really heavy

Stock ref: SH0370

If you like this coat rack but it is too big, too small, the wrong colour or wood, contact me – Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk – to discuss making this or any other design coat rack to your exact requirements.

USEFUL LINKS

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Archive: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/20/archive

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

The rack cracked

28 Feb

Here’s a unique, original-design hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks that appears to be split in two. Made from a gorgeous slab of Parana pine, the crack creates the perfect illusion of two pieces of wood. Parana pine, or Brazilian pine, is not true pine at all but it is a soft wood that lends itself perfectly for beautiful furniture. Characteristic of the wood is a gorgeous grain and lovely pin-head knots, which are caused by leaves. As smooth as skin to touch, the texture of the wood is heightened with Rustic Pine Briwax polish-stain.

Description: Parana or Brazilian pine, split-plinth hat & coat rack with traditional, cast iron, scroll-end hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Length: 84cm. Width: 13cm. Thickness: 2.2cm. Hook spacing: 13.5cm. Hook height: 10cm. Protrusion: 8cm

Finish: Rustic Pine Briwax beeswax polish-stain

Stock ref: SH0340

Cost: £115.00 (includes free shipping to mainland UK)

Useful links

Email: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Please contact me for a same-day quotation to make a coat rack or small furniture item to your exact specifications

Handmade from Hooked on Hooks – elegant solutions for hat & coats, and keys

29 Jan

“Here is the coat rack in use.  It is exceptionally useful and well-made, as is the key rack. Many thanks indeed for your work !” C.M. Suffolk

For more information, including pictures of both these pieces, contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk.

USEFUL LINKS

Hooked on Hooks Home page:

http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedon hooks.co.uk/c/19/coat-hooks-coat-racks-key-cupboards

And ask me for a quotation to make these or any other design coat racks, key boards, kitchen utensil racks and so on.

 

Handmade Hooked on Hooks’ coat racks at The Gallery, Stourhead

21 Dec

I’ve been in art galleries far and wide, from Auckland and Sydney, to Paris and Bruges, Tokyo and Seoul, but I’ve never once encountered a coat rack – never mind three! But if there’s a secret to selling coat racks in a gallery, it’s probably this: no one goes to a gallery looking for a coat rack. All are love-at-first sight, spontaneous buys.

Featured here are three Hooked on Hooks’ coat racks currently offered for sale in The Gallery at the National Trust’s Stourhead Estate in Wiltshire. Available for purchase at The Gallery, or if you are not in the Stourhead area contact me first for online purchase and immediate dispatch by courier.

USEFUL LINKS & CONTACTS

Full details of SH0366 (top): http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/393/gothic-look-coat-rack

Full details of SH0364 (lower left): http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/394/handmade-gothic-look-recycled-english-oak-plinth-with-acorn-tip-hooks-sh0364

Full details of SH0367 (lower right): http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/395/handmade-gothic-look-vintage-pine-plinth-with-acorn-tip-hat-hooks-sh0367

The Gallery: http://www.first-view.co.uk. Tel: 01747 840747

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk. Email: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk. Tel: 07840634280

New arrivals from Hooked on Hooks

30 Nov

Handmade hat & coat racks from Hooked on Hooks

Recent arrivals from the Hooked on Hooks workshop include three handmade hat & coat racks made from recycled wood.

Left: Circa 100-year-old deeply weathered, extremely heavy English oak plinth with cast iron, ‘elephant-design’ hat & coat hooks (Stock ref: SH0366. Length: 118cm. Price: £149.00. Full details at: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/393/gothic-look-coat-rack).

Middle: Deeply weathered Gothic-look English oak plinth with cast iron acorn-tip hat & coat hooks (Stock ref: SH0364. Length: 94.5cm. Price: £135.00. Full details at: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/394/handmade-gothic-look-recycled-english-oak-plinth-with-acorn-tip-hooks-sh0364).

Right: Vintage pine Gothic-look floorboard with cast iron, acorn-tip hat & coat hooks (Stock ref: SH0367. Length: 93.5cm. Price: £130.00. Full details at: http://www.hookedon hooks.co.uk/p/395/handmade-gothic-look-vintage-pine-plinth-with-acorn-tip-hat-hooks-sh0367).

All enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Handmade Key Solution from Hooked on Hooks

24 Oct

 

Handmade oak key board from Hooked on Hooks

En route to Suffolk as we speak is this handmade bespoke key board from Hooked on Hooks. Quite a few days in the making, it weighs a ton and will shortly be responsible for some 30 bunches of keys – keys that’ll never go astray again!

Just some of the designs possible. Any suggested design possible

Description: Large handmade key board

Wood: Kiln-dried English oak

Design: Tombstone-shaped plinth with large round-over routed edge

Height: 75cm. Width: 53cm

Finish: Fiddes Oak Lightening Hard Wax Oil

Hooks: 30 handmade Cast in Style wrought iron key hooks

Stock ref: SH0363

Large round-over routed edge

Useful Links

More key solutions: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/16/key-cupboards-key-racks-key-hooks

Hooked on Hooks Home page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

All enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Staggered hooks leave ample room for each key or bunch of keys

Cornwall here we come…

20 Sep


Just to say, my annual holiday starts Monday 25th September and ends Monday 9th October.

If you do buy something from the Hooked on Hooks online shop whilst I’m away, it’ll be packed and dispatched by courier the day after my return.

And if you do have a query or enquiry of any kind, I’m fully contactable by email in the usual way at hello@hookedon hooks.co.uk, thanks to the wonders of Wi-Fi at our National Trust cottage. Hopefully this won’t cause anyone too much inconvenience.

All the best,

Steve Gamblin

300-year-old new arrival from Hooked on Hooks

28 Aug

Handmade antique English oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Fresh from Hooked on Hooks is this beautiful Gothic-look hat & coat rack made from a 300-year-old English oak floorboard. All about the wood, the plinth features a church-like row of quatrefoil cut-outs. Unashamedly gnarled, holed, hard and heavy but full of character, the Georgian-era design cast iron, acorn-tip hooks make this a design that would sit equally well in a contemporary or traditional setting.

Full details at: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/390/handmade-early-1700s-english-oak-plinth-with-georgian-era-design-hooks-sh0362

All enquiries: Please contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk for all and any information about bespoke hat & coat racks.

Hooked on Hooks handmade hat & coat racks at: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

Back-to-school coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

27 Jul

Vintage hat & coat rack made from reclaimed English oak and original school hooks

This distinctive vintage-look coat rack from Hooked on Hooks features original wire school hat & hooks on a sumptuous section of weathered oak. Laboriously restored from beneath stubborn layers of sixties rust and chipped paint, who would have believed that these utilitarian school staples would one day turn into highly sort after collectables? Perfect for any setting – contemporary or traditional – this is the second of only two similar but not identical racks ever produced.

Before and after…

Description

Vintage-look school hat & coat rack

Wood: 20-50-year-old weathered English oak

Hooks: Circa 1960s original wire school hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Length of plinth: 101cm. Width: 17.5cm (max). Hooks: Height: 17.5cm. Protrusion: 8cm.

Made by: Steve Gamblin, Hooked on Hooks

Stock ref: SH0360.

Cost: £89.00 (Including FREE shipping to accessible mainland UK)

Strange but true….Made in England…

Useful Links

To buy this coat rack go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/388/weathed-english-oak-plinth-with-vintage-wire-school-hooks-sh0360

To see all Hooked on Hooks products go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

For bespoke information go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

For Hooked on Hooks’ Home page go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/

For all enquiries contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Handmade coat rack with shelf

30 Jun

Job done…Weeks of work went into producing this large hat & coat rack with shelf. Closely based on a smaller version (See previous blog), most  coat racks can be scaled up or down to meet exact requirements.

Description

Large hat & coat rack with shelf


Dimensions

Length: 204cm. Height: 46.5cm. Depth: 20cm.

Hooks: 12 cast-iron, Georgian-era design, acorn-tip hat &  coat hooks.

Wood: Interesting Timbers kiln-dried English oak

Finish: Osmo Oak Lightening, Satin-finish Hard Wax Oil

Labour: Two weeks and some…

Materials: Approx. £240.00

Stock ref: SH0359

Cost: £495.00

Useful links

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Customer brief: Make one of these, two metres wide…

31 May

The original 89cm-wide Hooked on Hooks’ hat & coat rack with shelf that will be scaled up to 2 metres (Ref: SH0253)

 

 

 

 

Eight metres of kiln-dried English oak arriving from Interesting Timbers in Somerset

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo-op for lovely premium-grade, kiln-dried English oak

 

Ripping down the length of rough-sawn oak…

 

 

 

 

 

No trial and error with £27/metre premium-grade oak – the brace is fashioned in particle board first…This was the third attempt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two braces with finished edges….Routing and final finishing to do…

 

The real thing…cutting out the braces with a hand-held jig-saw…with heart in mouth…

 

 

 

 

 

Another very tricky job completed – routing the fancy edges of the braces. Phew…

 

 

 

 

 

Painstakingly counter-sinking one of two hanging brackets…

 

 

Large round-over routed edge for underside of top shelf…

 

 

 

 

Cove-cut routed edge for hook plinth…

 

 

 

First-fix of hook plinth to side braces…

 

 

 

 

Cast iron acorn-tip hooks going on at last…

 

 

 

 

 

Completed at last… (See next blog for more information)

Handmade bespoke coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

29 Apr

Handmade coat rack in Honduran mahogany by Hooked on Hooks

Now comfortably adorning the hall of a London town house, this beautiful hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks is made from Honduran mahogany.

Design…

Based of a far smaller Hooked on Hooks’ rack, this is as good an example as any of how an existing coat rack can be produced to exact personal requirements.

Several weeks in the making, the very large round-over edge was painstakingly crafted using hand tools.

Customer brief: Make 250cm mahogany coat rack based on design of existing 90cm stock rack

Description: Handmade Honduran mahogany hat & coat rack with eleven cast iron hooks

During…

Wood: Honduran mahogany from sustainable sources. Finish: Osmo Satin-finish Oak Lightening Hard Wax Oil

Hooks: Georgian-era design, wax-finished cast iron, acorn-tip hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Length: 2.5 metres. Width: 20cm. Thickness: 2.8cm.

Fixing: two steel counter-sunk hanging brackets and five plinth fixing holes beneath hooks

During…

Stock ref: SH0358

Cost: £380.50

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

During…

 

 

When is a tweet not a tweet?

26 Mar

Blue tit bird box from Hooked on Hooks – picture taken four minutes after mounting!

Bird feeding table from Hooked on Hooks

When it’s a bird. Now having got your attention with a Christmas cracker joke, I just wanted to announce that in additional to its main line of handmade racks of hooksHooked on Hooks also produces hedgehog houses, bird feeding tables and for the first time this year, bird boxes.

 

Pictured is a blue tit box that attracted a pair of tits exactly four minutes after being mounted on one of our lime trees. How satisfying is that? Shipping costs really make these items suitable for local collection only but delivery could be worked out on an ad hoc basis.

Otherwise, if you are looking for a rack of hooks for clothing, kitchen utensils, keys, dog leashes etc, the following links will show you all the various options open to you:

HOOKED ON HOOKS’ links

HOME page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/

PRODUCTS for sale: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/

all-products

BESPOKE information: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/ bespoke

ARCHIVE for ideas: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/20/ archive?pagesize=12

CONTACT for all enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hooked onhooks.co.uk

 

 

 

Another key solution

24 Jan
Made to order Hooked on Hooks handmade key board (Ref. SH0354)

Made to order Hooked on Hooks handmade key board (Ref. SH0354)

Keys: We’ve all got them. Bunches and bunches of them that can easily go astray and muss up surfaces and take up unnecessary space. This beautiful handmade key board is a great solution that not only makes keys easy to locate but looks fantastic too. Made specially for P.E. in Surrey to specific instructions, if  you’d like a key board of virtually any design and materials, this is just one example of what is possible. (For more examples, go to the link below).

Description

Handmade Hooks on Hooks ‘modern antique’ key board

Wood: 300-year-old English oak

Hooks: Small wrought iron meat hooks

Finish: Rustic Pine Briwax beeswax polish

Ref: SH0354

Cost: £111.00

Useful Links

To see more examples of Hooked on Hooks key boards: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/16/key-cupboards-key-racks-key-hooks

All enquiries: Contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedon hooks.co.uk

 

 

And now for my next trick…

17 Dec

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alistair-moir-designs-001…I will turn one coat rack into two!

Moving house is never cheap and one of the reasons is because things like curtains, carpets and yes, coat racks, don’t always fit into their new home.

Solution: Turn one large coat rack into two smaller racks (See pictures!).

If, like this particular customer you find yourself with a Hooked on Hooks’ coat rack that won’t fit into a new place, contact me and I’ll do my best to convert it into two racks.

USEFUL LINKS

FIRST CONTACT: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

HOOKED ON HOOKS: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

PRODUCTS: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

BESPOKE: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

ABOUT HOOKED ON HOOKS: https://hookedonhooks. wordpress.com/about/

Key solution

7 Nov
Antique & recycled oak key board from Hooked on Hooks

Antique & recycled oak key board from Hooked on Hooks

Fresh from Hooked on Hooks is this substantial reclaimed oak key board. Designed to compliment a contemporary or traditional setting, the board provides a solution for keys that is both practical and aesthetically stunning.key-board-544

Description

Antique reclaimed oak key board

Wood: Back board: Circa 1850 French oak under-stair, flattened pyramid wall panel. Frame: Circa 1930s English oak banister hand rail

Finish: Briwax Rustic Pine beeswax stain-polish

Hooks: Fleur de Lis blacksmith hand-forged steel.

Finish: Briwax Clear beeswax polish

Stock ref: SH0350.

Cost: £103.00.

Shipping: FREE to mainland and accessible UK

 

Useful links

For more information on this product: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/383/handmade-antique-oak-key-board-sh0350

Hooked on Hooks Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

key-board-547Bespoke information: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: Steve Gamblin at helo@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

 

 

How Cornish is that?

20 Sep

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Every dog has its day and every coat rack maker has his holiday. Mine starts Sep 22 and runs all the way through to Oct 6. If you purchase one of my coat racks from the Hooked on Hooks’ online shop whilst I’m away, I’ll have the rack packed and couriered to you immediately upon my return.

I can still answer enquiries because the National Trust former radio hut perched on a cliff near the Lizard where we are staying has Wi-Fi. Happy holidays!

Steve Gamblin

Hooked on Hooks

 

Back to school with this handmade coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

21 Aug
Handmade hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks made from recycled materials

Handmade hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks made from recycled materials

Fresh from the workshop of Hooked on Hooks is this beautifully quirky, utterly unique hat & coat rack made from recycled materials.

SH0343 007

Description

Wood: Recycled weathered English oak

Dimensions: Length: 97cm. Width: 17.5cm. Thickness: 2cm

Finish: Fiddes & Sons Satin-finish Oak Lightening Hard Wax Oil

Hooks: Circa 1950s wire school cloakroom hat & coat hooks

Finish: Briwax Clear beeswax polish

SH0343 008Stock ref:  SH0343

Price: £89.00

Shipping: FREE to accessible mainland UK destinations

FULL DETAILS OF THIS PRODUCT: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/378/weathed-english-oak-plinth-with-vintage-wire-school-hooks-sh0343

MORE COAT RACKS: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

BESPOKE INFORMATION: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

HOOKED ON HOOKS’ HOME PAGE: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

CONTACT: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

 

Handmade bespoke furniture order…

29 Jul

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Handmade split-plinth coat rack

26 Jun
Handmade, split-plinth hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade, split-plinth hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Fresh from the Hooked on Hooks’ workshop is this beautifully executed, cunningly designed split-plinth hat & coat rack. Crafted from a gorgeous slab of Parana pine, the split creates the perfect illusion of two pieces of wood. Parana or Brazilian pine (a hint there of where the wood originates), is not true pine at all but it is a soft wood used for furniture. Characteristic of the wood is a beautiful grain and lovely pin-head knots, which are caused by leaves. As smooth as skin to touch, the texture of the wood is heightened with Rustic Pine Briwax polish-stain.SH0340 001 (2)

Description: Parana or Brazilian pine, split-plinth hat & coat rack with traditional, cast iron, scroll-end hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Length: 84cm. Width: 13cm. Thickness: 2.2cm. Hook spacing: 13.5cm. Hook height: 10cm. Protrusion: 8cm.

Finish: Rustic Pine Briwax beeswax polish-stain

Stock ref: SH0340

Cost: £115.00 (includes free shipping to mainland UK)SH0340 001 (8)

Useful links

Email: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Please contact me for a same-day quotation to make a coat rack or small furniture item to your exact specifications

 

Handmade Hooked on Hooks cherry gem…

21 May
Hand-carved American cherry wood coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Hand-carved American cherry wood coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

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Fresh from the workshop is this utterly unique, beautifully executed coat rack. Painstakingly cut to shape by hand from a block of American cherry, the lovely plinth is perfectly complimented by the single heart-shaped hooks.

 

Description

Handmade American cherry wood coat rack

Dimensions: Length: 79cm. Width: 12.5cm. Thickness: 2.5cm

Hooks: Hand-cast iron single heart-shaped coat hooks.

Dimensions: Height: 6cm: Protrusion: 6.5cm. Spacing: 14.5cm

Finish: PolyX Clear Satin Hard Wax Oil

Stock ref: SH0336

Price: £130.00

Shipping: Free (assumes mainland UK)

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Useful Links

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hooked on hooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

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Hooked on Hooks…literally

25 Apr
Soon to be married to interesting pieces of wood, a variety of hooks for bespoke orders from Hooked on Hooks

Soon to be married to interesting pieces of wood, a variety of hooks for bespoke orders from Hooked on Hooks

One of the most underrated, unappreciated, undervalued furniture items in the entire home, must be the humble coat rack.

If you haven’t got one, your hats, coats, scarves, dog leads, brollies, walking sticks, and all, must be cluttering up – or at least using up – otherwise useful space. And of course with a coat rack, you can see at a glance exactly where something is – no more rummaging around in rooms and cupboards looking for something.

But of course there are coat racks and coat racks. Most that you find in the shops are ghastly mass-produced abominations guaranteed to look like ghastly mass-produced abominations on your wall.

But a coat rack doesn’t have to be like that – nor does any other rack of hooks for kitchen utensils, croquet mallets, etc. Every Hooked on Hooks’ rack of hooks that I make is carefully thought out and painstakingly made by hand, using top quality materials and/or very often, unique reclaimed woods. Click on Hooked on Hooks’ Products  below to see a range of ready-to-buy handmade racks of hooks. And if you can’t find what you want there, scroll through the hundreds of racks in the Archive pages for ideas. Mix and match almost anything there – wood type, colour, design and of course hooks – and I’ll send you a same day quotation for what it would cost to make.

Website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact email: hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Contact telephone: Steve Gamblin on 07840 634280

 

Take a pew….

5 Apr
Handmade Gothic-look hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade Gothic-look hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

…and turn it into a unique hat & coat rack. En route to a client in Surrey as I write, this Gothic-look piece is closely based on a previous Hooked on Hooks’ design, also made from a church pew.

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Description

Handmade Gothic-look hat & coat rack with central quatrefoil and two flanking trefoil cut-outs

Wood: Circa 300-year old French oak

Origin: Small rural church in France

Hooks: Hand cast iron ball-end hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Length: 70cm. Width: 11.5cm. Thickness: 2.5cm

Made in: 4 days

Stock ref: SH0332

Price: £147.50

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Useful links

Hooked on Hooks website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

Nuts about walnuts

16 Mar
Hard-to-find English walnut, handmade hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Hard-to-find English walnut, handmade hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Distinctive English walnut swirling grain pattern

Distinctive English walnut swirling grain pattern

There’s nothing quite like walnut. Ranging in colour from pale to dark reddish brown, it has extraordinary swirling grain patters, is easy to work, from a cabinet making point of view, and finishes beautifully.

 

The market abounds with American black walnut and European walnut but English walnut – which is what this bespoke hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks is made from – is much harder to find. That’s because it is not grown in Britain as a ‘crop’ and timber yards must wait for trees to come down in storms or the removal of unwanted trees. This particular section of wood was especially unusual because of it’s two-metre-plus length – walnut trees are essentially stubby trees that don’t produce long boards.

Details

Wood: Kiln-dried English walnut

Finish: Briwax Clear beeswax polish on Chestnut’s Sanding Sealer mixed with Chestnut’s English Walnut Spirit Stain

Hooks: Cast in Style cast iron, acorn-tip hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Length of plinth: 210cm. Width: 14cm. Thickness: 2.3cm

Cost: (including) courier delivery charge and custom-made carton: £393.24

Stock ref: SH0331

LINKS

For more information on this or any other hat & coat rack contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

To buy coat racks on line: http://www.hookedonhooks. co.uk/c/19/all-products

For bespoke coat racks & furniture: http://www.hookedonhooks. co.uk/t/bespoke

Hooked on Hooks website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

Handmade Gothic-look antique coat rack

12 Jan

SOLD SH0316 (1)

“I have to say it is above my expectations and the texture and look of the wood is amazing. Thanks very much and congratulations for the excellent job”.  I. G. Northamptonshire

Description

Antique oak Gothic-look hat & coat rack

Made by: Steve Gamblin – Hooked on Hooks

Wood: Circa 300-year-old English oak

Hooks: Reproduction cast iron, Archibald Kenrick (1760-1835) hat & coat hooks

Ref: SH0316

Cost: £145.00

SOLD SH0316 (2)Enquiries: hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Website: http://www.hookedonhooks./co.uk

 

 

 

Nothing like a nice pair….

15 Dec

 

Pair of matching Victorian antique pine coat racks custom made by Hooked on Hooks

Pair of matching Victorian antique pine coat racks custom-made by Hooked on Hooks

…of handmade, Hooked on Hooks’ hat & coat racks.

Specially commissioned and already safely ensconced in a home somewhere in Surrey, this design is just one of a million-and-one permutations possible from the Hooked on Hooks’ workshop.

Description

Wood: Victorian antique pine floorboard. Design: Stepped, bow-ends with five, four and three round-hole cut-outs, cove routed. Finish: Rustic Pine Briwax

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Hooks: Cast iron hat & coat hooks originally designed and produced by the Archibald Kenrick & Sons foundry (1760-1835).

Dimensions: Length: 100cm. Width: 14.5cm. Thickness: 2cm. Hook height: 14.5cm. Protrusion: 10cm

Cost: £120.00 each

Ref: SH0314-5

Contact

Email: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Tel: 07840 634280

Website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Archive: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/20/archive

 

Take a pew…

12 Nov
Circa 300-year-old French church pew oak hat & coat rack with hand-cast iron hooks

Circa 300-year-old French church pew oak hat & coat rack with hand-cast iron hooks

Burnished hand cast iron hat & coat hooks

Burnished hand cast iron hat & coat hooks

and turn it into a coat rack…

Fresh from Hooked on Hooks is this sumptuous handmade hat & coat rack made from an old – very old – French oak church pew.

DESCRIPTION

Handmade hat & coat rack made from circa 300-year-old French oak, French church pew, fitted with burnished, hand-cast iron button head hat & coat hooks

 

DETAILS

Length of plinth: 77cm. Width: 18cm. Thickness: 2.3cm.

Hook height: 14cm. Protrusion: 11cm. Spacing: 19.2cm

Stock ref: SH0313

Price: £135.00

Full details at: http://www.hookedonhooks. co.uk/p/366/handmade-from-early-18th-century-oak-church-pew-with-hand-cast-iron-hooks-sh0313

Hooked on Hooks’ Products: http://www.hookedon hooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Hooked on Hooks Home page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

New arrival from Hooked on Hooks

19 Oct
Handmade Hooked on Hooks' hat & coat rack made from 300-year-old English oak, mounted with cast iron acorn-tip hooks

Handmade Hooked on Hooks’ hat & coat rack made from 300-year-old English oak, mounted with cast iron acorn-tip hooks (Ref: SH0311)

It’s gnarled, it’s wormed, it’s bent…It’s also a truly different slant – or should that be curve – on your bog-standard all-in-a-line row of coat hooks. Fresh from the Hooked on Hooks’ workshop, this truly unique handmade hat & coat rack is made from circa 300-year-old English oak and after much sawing, thinning, planing, rasping, raking, wire brushing, sanding and waxing is now ready to go another 300 years on a wall in your house.

Unique recycled antique oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks (Ref: SH0311)

Unique recycled antique oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks (Ref: SH0311)

For full details go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/363/ gothic-look-coat-rack

To see more examples of handmade coat racks go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Or go straight to the Hooked on Hooks’ Home page at: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/

For all enquiries contact Steve Gamblin at: hello@hookedon hooks.co.uk

A first for Hooked on Hooks

17 Oct
Large, Victorian-era design, chrome-plated cast iron hat & coat hooks on kiln-dried French oak plinth finished with Medium Brown Briwax (SOLD for £184.50. Ref SH0310)

Large, Victorian-era design, chrome-plated cast iron hat & coat hooks on kiln-dried French oak plinth finished with Medium Brown Briwax (SOLD for £184.50. Ref SH0310)

In the five years since its launch in 2010, Hooked on Hooks has produced well over 300 handmade hat & coat racks. But this is the first time ever that I have been asked to make a rack with chrome hooks. I wish I’d been asked earlier! To my eye – if I’m allowed to say so – this is one of the most striking and chic coat racks that I’ve ever made.

Large, sumptuous chrome-plated hat & coat hook

Large, sumptuous chrome-plated hat & coat hook

If you would like me to make one of these for you – the same size or larger, smaller, darker, lighter, email me for a same-day quotation.

To see more pictures, email Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk.

 

Trumpet ready….Big breath…..

11 Oct
Handmade, kiln-dried French oak corner hat & coat rack with shelf from Hooked on Hooks (SOLD)

Handmade, kiln-dried French oak corner hat & coat rack with shelf from Hooked on Hooks (SOLD)

…and blow.

Steve

Thank you so much for the bespoke corner coat rack that you made for us, it has pride of place in our entrance hall way for all to see.  We think that what you created for us was not only amazing craftsmanship but art and we are so thrilled with it.
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Thank you again

B & S (Wiltshire)

If you would like to see more pictures of this handmade oak corner coat rack (Ref. SH0306) or would like more information, contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

HOOKED ON HOOKS 

Handmade Hat & Coat Racks

by Stephen J Gamblin

USEFUL LINKS

Home page: www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/contactus

 

 

 

 

Handmade apology – take your pick

18 Sep
Handmade, kiln-dried French oak corner hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade, kiln-dried French oak corner hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks


If you’ve managed to find your way to the Hooked on Hooks’ website, only to find that most of the stock has been sold, please don’t give up. The fact is, more than half of my sales are bespoke orders anyway, meeting you the customer’s specific needs. Does this mean a long wait?SH0306 Making 010
Usually no. A straightforward coat rack can be made within a week to ten days. More complex furniture items usually take two to three weeks.

Currently the Hooked on Hooks site features over 200 coat racks, most of them sold. This is because a sold rack takes at least two days to replace. If ten racks are sold in a month, it takes at least one month to replace them, bringing the stock back to normal. Meanwhile, fresh sales and orders are coming in all the time. So if you would like to own a handmade Hooked on Hooks’ coat rack or furniture item, yes you may have to wait a little, but you will not be let down and you will not be disappointed. SH0306 Making 017

In essence, this is the meaning of handmade in Britain, as opposed to mass-produced in China. Take your pick.

USEFUL LINKS

Hooked on Hooks’ website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Handmade coat racks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke service: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

All enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Take a pew….

7 Aug
Handmade antique French oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade antique French oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

….and make it into a gorgeous coat rack. This sumptuous one-of-kind, handmade hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks is literally made from an oak church pew. Removed from a small rural church in France during restoration work, conservatively the wood dates to the early 1700s. For full details of this and many more handmade hat & coat racks and other furniture items, click on the link below.

Description: Handmade original Hooked on Hooks’ design  hat & coat rack

Wood: Circa 1710 French antique oak

Dimensions: Length: 82cm. Width: 19cm. Thickness: 2.5cm.

Hooks: Traditional English design, burnished cast iron hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Hook height: 14cm. Protrusion: 11cm. Spacing: 21cm

Wood finish: Rustic Pine Briwax on original stain

Shipping: FREE to mainland UK (Please email me for quotation for other areas)

Beautiful antique-look burnished cast iron hat & coat hooks to compliment the 300-year-old plinth

Beautiful antique-look burnished cast iron hat & coat hooks to compliment the 300-year-old plinth

Cost: £93.00

Ref: SH0301

USEFUL LINKS

For full details of this coat rack: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/354/ handmade-from-early-18th-century-oak-pew-with-cast-iron-hooks-sh0301

More handmade coat racks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Other handmade products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/25/-other-products

Hooked on Hooks’ Bespoke options: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Hooked on Hooks’ Home page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/

For all and any enquiries contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

 

Stool’s the tool…

3 Aug
Handmade four-legged stool from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade four-legged stool from Hooked on Hooks

Whether you sit on them, stand on them, put your feet up on them, use them as side table, plant or lamp stand – or simply look at them – there’s no getting away from it, a stool is one of the most useful items of furniture to have in the home.

Pictured is a four-legged stool from Hooked on Hooks made from recycled wood. Please note that this is a handmade piece of furniture. Each peg-jointed leg was painstakingly hand-shaved over several days using hand tools – literally, no lathe was employed.

MATERIALS

Seat: Very hard and heavy recycled elm

Legs: Recycled English oak

Handmade from recycled wood using hand tools

Handmade from recycled wood using hand tools

DIMENSIONS

Height: 32.5cm

Seat diameter: 27.5cm

Seat thickness: 2.5cm

Leg section: 3.5cm x 3.5cm

Finish: Danish oil

Stock ref: DP017

Price: £69.00 (Included FREE shipping to mainland UK. For other areas, email Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk for a quote)

For more information and photographs of this product go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/356/handmade-reclaimed-elm-oak-stool-dp017

To see a range of stools, coat racks and key boards, visit the Hooked on Hooks PRODUCTS’ page at: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

For information on handmade  bespoke furniture and coat racks go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

For all enquiries contact Steve Gamblin at: hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

HOOKED ON HOOKS website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Handmade with recycled wood – unique stool

18 Jul
Handmade stool made from vintage cutting board and recycled English oak

Handmade stool made from vintage cutting board and recycled English oak

Fresh from Hooked on Hooks is this one-off stool made from an old cutting board. Incorporating the original rope handle, the result is a truly quirky design that also allows the stool to be hung up out of the way, if desired. (Please note that this design is repeatable). Description Handmade recycled wood stool with cutting board seat and four hand-carved peg-jointed legs Wood: Seat: Exotic hardwood. Legs: English oak Dimensions: Height: 33cm. Seat diameter: 25.5cm. Seat depth: 3cm Leg section: 3.5cm x 3.5cm Finish: Sadolin oil Cost: £89.00 (Ref: DP015) Useful links Hooked on Hooks home page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk Hooked on Hooks’ coat racks for sale: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products Hooked on Hooks’ Other products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/25/-other-products Contact for all enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Handmade Hooked on Hooks’ coat rack donation

6 Jul
Handmade Victorian antique pine coat rack with brass acorn-tip hooks donated to the National Trust's Harry's Story at Stourhead

Handmade Victorian antique pine coat rack with brass acorn-tip hooks donated to the National Trust’s Harry’s Story at Stourhead

Pictured is the handmade Hooked on Hooks’ hat & coat rack that was kindly donated to the National Trust by R.G. Sharp for Stourhead’s Harry’s Story exhibition, currently running at Stourhead House in Wiltshire.  Harry was the son of Henry and Alda Hoare, who tragically died in the First World War. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was one of the earliest Palladian-style mansions to be built in England.

This or any other coat rack can be made to your exact specifications by Hooked on Hooks

This or any other coat rack can be made to your exact specifications by Hooked on Hooks

Come to Stourhead and “discover the dramatic story of love, loss and devotion which decided Stourhead’s future”.

And whilst you are there, in addition to the exhibition and stunning walks in the famous landscape garden, don’t forget to check out the Hooked on Hooks’ handmade hat & coat racks at First View Gallery in the Spread Eagle courtyard.

USEFUL LINKS

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Telephone: 07840 634280

Products page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

First View Gallery: http://www.first-view.co.uk/

Harry’s Story information: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ stourhead/things-to-see-and-do/article-1355831266141/

 

Handmade racks of hooks from Hooked on Hooks

22 Jun
Just a few of the many different types of hooks used to make Hooked on Hooks' handmade coat racks

Just a few of the many different types of hooks used to make Hooked on Hooks’ handmade coat racks

Anyone who’s ever tried to buy a coat rack will tell you the same thing – the market is flooded with cheap and nasty, utilitarian, not-made-in-England eyesores. Enter Hooked on Hooks.

Yes, Hooked on Hooks’ hat & coat racks do cost more than a fiver. But each and every one is meticulously made by hand. Most are made from recycled wood. Almost all are one-off designs. (Even repeated pieces never have exactly the same wood, because wood is wood and every section is different). They can be made to your exact specifications. (Type of wood. Length and width. Colour. Number and type of hook, etc).

Wrought iron hat & coat hooks on English yew

Handmade coat rack: Wrought iron hat & coat hooks on English yew

Useful Links

To view the Hooked on Hooks’ website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Hooked on Hooks coat racks to purchase on-line: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Hooked on Hooks Bespoke Service: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

About Hooked on Hooks: https://hookedonhooks.wordpress.com/about/

Handmade coat rack: Cast iron hat & coat hooks on recyclyed mahogany plinth (Ref. SH0284)

Handmade coat rack: Cast iron hat & coat hooks on recyclyed mahogany plinth (Ref. SH0284)

For all and any enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk  

Handmade hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

18 Jun
AFTER

AFTER

 

BEFORE

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NEW ARRIVAL

Description: Handmade antique English oak hat & coat rack

Wood: Circa 1800 weathered English oak

Hooks: Burnished cast iron, swan-neck hat & coat hooks

DIMENSIONS

Wood: Length: 108.5cm. Width: 14.2cm. Thickness: 2.5cm-3.5cm.

Hooks: Height: 13cm. Protrusion: 13cm. Spacing: 21cm

Price: £89.00 (FREE shipping to mainland UK. For other areas, please  email).

HOOKED ON HOOKS’ LINKS

Home page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke service: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/contactus

Contact name: Steve Gamblin

 

Handmade coat racks at Gallery Exhibition, Stourhead

16 Jun
Handmade, 300-year-old oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade, 300-year-old oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks (one of several exhibits)

Handmade reclaimed hahogany hat & coat rack

Handmade reclaimed mahogany hat & coat rack

 

Event: The Stourhead Summer Exhibition 2015

Location: The Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire

Dates: Sat 6th June – Sun 28th June

Gallery hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm daily

Gallery contact: 01747 840747

Exhibits: Paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewellery, etc and handmade hat & coat racks from Hooked on Hooks
For more information on Hooked on Hooks’ handmade coat racks and furniture go to:

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Steve Gamblin profile: http://www.first-view.co.uk/stephen%20gamblin.html

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Extreme coat rack…

17 May

 

Handmade recycled antique English oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade recycled antique English oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks (Ref: SH0288)

One of several new arrivals in the Hooked on Hooks’ handmade coat rack line-up is this extremely aged piece made out of very old English oak. (For more pictures and full details of this piece click on this link: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/337/gothic-look-coat-rack)

Description: Recycled antique-weathered oak hat & coat rack

Wood: Antique, circa 1800s English oak

Finish: Rustic Pine Briwax beeswax polish

Hooks: Cast iron, traditional design ‘elephant’ hat & coat hooks

Dimensions plinth

Length: 118cm. Width: 14cm (widest). Thickness: 3cm

Dimension hooks

Height: 15cm. Stands out: 11.5cm. Spacing: 21-23.5cm

Cost: £93.00 (Includes FREE shipping to mainland UK. For other areas contact me at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk)

Stock ref: SH0288

Gorgeous antique, gnarled English oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Gorgeous antique, gnarled English oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Useful links

Home page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Straight from the lip (8)

24 Mar
Handmade kiln-dried English oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade kiln-dried English oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks (Ref. SH0224)

The rack arrived safely today. I must say it is a really nice quality piece of work and was packaged very carefully. It was refreshing to receive a beautiful piece of work with no problems along the way. Thank you again.

K & S – London (Ref. SH0224 – Stock – 29.11.14)

Just to say thank you so much for the two coat racks. I love them both and they look great in the hall. Really appreciate the careful packaging.

AH – Herts (SHoo65 & SH0225 – Stock – 23.11.14)

The coat rack has arrived and we are delighted. The wood is beautiful – colours and grains of wood, and texture of hooks also make it special. We like that the wood is from Stourhead storm but has been given a new life. It will enhance our hallway and we shall enjoy using it each day. (Also very well packed). All good! Many thanks.

MT – Birmingham (Ref. SH0243 – Stock – 17.1.15)

Coat rack arrived safe and sound this morning. It is amazing – exactly what we wanted. Thank you very much for your great service. Kindest regards

CA – West Sussex (Ref. SH0270 – Bespoke – 17.2.15)

Just to let you know the [Union Jack] coat rack is wonderful! Thank you so much. It is just right – I just hope our cloak room will do it justice! You are a very skilled man and it is so nice that there are still people out there who really care about what they produce. It was brilliantly packed as well.

Handmade to order Union Jack hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade to order Union Jack hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks (Ref. SH0268)

LH – North Yorkshire (Ref. SH0268 – Bespoke – 18.3.15)

The coat rack has just arrived and we are absolutely delighted with it. Thank you.

CA – Somerset (Ref. SH0281 – Bespoke – 14.4.15)

Useful Contacts:

Hooked on Hooks website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

All enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York, New York

5 Mar
Crash-proof packaging...but will it survive the luggage handlers?

Crash-proof packaging…but will it survive the luggage handlers?

No prizes for guessing where this handmade oak stool from Hooked on Hooks is heading.

DIMENSIONS

Height: 39cm

Seat Size: 36cm x 25.5cm

Wood: Kiln-dried French oak

Construction: Legs and runners: Hand-carved peg joints. Seat: Two double biscuit-jointed sections. Leg angle: Five degrees

New York bound....Handmade kiln-dried French oak stool from Hooked on Hooks

New York bound….Handmade kiln-dried French oak stool from Hooked on Hooks

Finish: Sadolin oil

Time to make: A lot

Cost: £350.00

USEFUL LINKS

Enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedon hooks.co.uk

Hooked on Hooks’ website: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Handmade coat racks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke coat racks & furniture: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Mass produced handmade coat racks

23 Feb

 

Handmade reclaimed kiln-dried French oak hat & coat racks with cast iron, spoon-tip hooks from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade reclaimed kiln-dried French oak hat & coat racks with cast iron, spoon-tip hooks from Hooked on Hooks

In the world of Hooked on Hooks, what could possibly be better than an order for a bespoke coat rack? Well, an order for EIGHT bespoke coat racks, actually!

I’m often asked to make two coat racks, and sometimes even three. But for the first time, and possibly last time ever, an order popped in for eight of the same coat rack. Blinking at the number 8 in the quantity box, my immediate thought was a typo. But the £392.00 in the Total column and a quick email confirmed the order.

The message is, don’t be afraid to order as many handmade coat racks as you like!

USEFUL LINKS

Website: http://www.hooedonhooks.co.uk

Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

Blog on blogs…

13 Jan
Elegant ball-end cast iron hat & coat hook on yew plinth - handmade by Steve Gamblin at Hooked on Hooks

Elegant ball-end cast iron hat & coat hook on yew plinth – handmade by Steve Gamblin at Hooked on Hooks

Question: What do Peru, Chile, Russia, China, Slovakia, Thailand and 35 other countries all have in common?

Answer: In 2014, in each country at least one person read one or more  Hooked on Hooks’ blogs and checked out the Hooked on Hooks’ website.

This may trigger nothing but yawns in readers from Ecuador to Nigeria, Slovakia to Japan, but excuse me while I pinch myself.

Can this really be happening? Is it really true? How can a one-man operation in a small town in a forgotten corner of Wiltshire be so international? Well, according to WordPress’s Annul Report, Hooked on Hooks was indeed discovered, via my blogs, by people in 41 countries worldwide. (Just this week, a lady in New Orleans asked me to design and make a croquet mallet rack). If nothing else, it just goes to show, everyone needs a rack of hooks for something!

And whoever those ‘surfers’ might be in Peru, Thailand, Argentina, Slovakia, Japan and dozens of other countries,  I can’t thank you enough for your interest… and do feel free to ask for a quote for international shipping!

Handmade waney-edge yew coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade waney-edge yew coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Useful Hooked on Hooks’ links:

Home page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products (Handmade coat racks to buy online): http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke (Information on made-to-order coat racks and other furniture items): http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

Contact (All enquiries to Steve Gamblin): http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/contactus

 

300-year-old English oak coat rack

27 Oct

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Fresh from Hooked on Hooks is this unique, handmade hat & coat rack.

DESCRIPTION

Wood: 300-year-old English oak (former granary building buttress)

Design: Rustic, naturally ancient

Finish: Rustic Pine Briwax beeswax polish

Hooks: Reproduction cast iron, ball-end hat & coat hooks with beeswax finish

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DIMENSIONS

Length:  77.5cm

Width: 12.5cm

Thickness: 2.2cm

Hook spacing: 14cm

Cost: £110.00 (Includes FREE courier shipping to anywhere mainland UK)
Useful Hooked on Hooks’ links:

Details of this coat rack: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/307/gothic-look-coat-rack

Hooked on Hooks’ Home page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

Products page: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

Bespoke options: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

CONTACT: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

 

holiday…Holiday…HOLIDAY

25 Sep
Cornwall here we come....

Cornwall here we come….

Every dog has its day….Every coat rack maker has his holiday…Mine starts Fri September 26th and runs until Mon October 6th.

Thanks to an I-Pad, I am contactable at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk, for any tentative enquiries.

Any items bought from the Hooked on Hooks’ PRODUCTS page will be packed and sent the day after my return from holiday – MANY APOLOGIES for the delay.

Happy holidays…

Steve Gamblin

Hooked on Hooks