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Return of the prodigal coat rack

29 Mar

Victorian-era design hat & coat rack in situ in Visitor Reception, Stourhead in Wiltshire

Back in 2015 Hooked on Hooks was pleased to ‘donate’ a custom-made Victorian-era design hat & coat rack to the National Trust’s Stourhead Estate for use in their Harry’s Story special exhibition. No not that Harry – Harry son of Sir Henry and Lady Alda Hoare, the last members of the famous Hoare banking family to occupy the estate before passing it on to the National Trust.

Exhibition done and dusted, the rack has now been returned and is offered for sale on the Hooked on Hooks website. For full details go to

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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


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!


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


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

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


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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

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

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.

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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…


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…

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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.


Large hat & coat rack with shelf


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

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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.


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


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


Stock ref: SH0358

Cost: £380.50

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Gothic-look coat rack plinths only, from Hooked on Hooks

23 Feb


Handmade coat rack plinths only from Hooked on Hooks, made from early 1800s French oak

Handmade coat rack plinths only from Hooked on Hooks, made from early 1800s French oak

If you’ve got coat hooks but cannot produce the wooden plinth yourself, I can provide this service. I’m not often asked to make a coat rack without the hooks but I’m perfectly happy to work out the design with you, type of wood, and finish, and make the plinth for you. Of course I can fit your hooks as well, if you prefer – all you have to do is send them to me.

Beautiful quatrefoils from Hooked on Hooks

Beautiful quatrefoil from Hooked on Hooks

Designs for plinths only – and completed coat racks – can be based on any of the designs on my website. Please check out the following links for ideas. I can also work to your own design requirements.

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