Tag Archives: bespoke coat racks

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 https://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/handmade-victorian-pine-coat-rack.

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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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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.


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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.



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.


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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.


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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.


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

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