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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