Archive | March, 2016

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

 

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