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Hooked on Hooks revamp

25 Feb

Home page of new Hooked on Hooks’ website

As you probably won’t know, the Hooked on Hooks’ website is undergoing a complete revamp. I liked the original site but technology has moved on making it difficult for some users to access.

The new site – http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk – looks fresher and bang up-to-date and is quicker and easier to navigate. And is also quicker and easier for me to manipulate behind the scenes.

Having tweaked or rewritten most of the information and descriptive texts on the new site, I am now in the process of reloading stock – presently about 20 items. When that task is complete, I’ll be back in the workshop producing new coat rack, key boards and so on.

Meanwhile, I am very much open for business and am able to take on bespoke orders, if nothing on the site is suitable for you.

USEFUL LINKS

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

Small coat racks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/coat-racks-under-70cm

Large coat racks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/large-coat-racks

For keys: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/key-rack

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

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

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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.

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 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