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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


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.


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.


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


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.



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

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

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…

Useful Links

To buy this coat rack go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/388/weathed-english-oak-plinth-with-vintage-wire-school-hooks-sh0360

To see all Hooked on Hooks products go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

For bespoke information go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

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For all enquiries contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

And now for my next trick…

17 Dec


alistair-moir-designs-001…I will turn one coat rack into two!

Moving house is never cheap and one of the reasons is because things like curtains, carpets and yes, coat racks, don’t always fit into their new home.

Solution: Turn one large coat rack into two smaller racks (See pictures!).

If, like this particular customer you find yourself with a Hooked on Hooks’ coat rack that won’t fit into a new place, contact me and I’ll do my best to convert it into two racks.


FIRST CONTACT: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

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PRODUCTS: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

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