Tag Archives: handmade 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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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.


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

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

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

Customer brief: Make one of these, two metres wide…

31 May

The original 89cm-wide Hooked on Hooks’ hat & coat rack with shelf that will be scaled up to 2 metres (Ref: SH0253)





Eight metres of kiln-dried English oak arriving from Interesting Timbers in Somerset







Photo-op for lovely premium-grade, kiln-dried English oak


Ripping down the length of rough-sawn oak…






No trial and error with £27/metre premium-grade oak – the brace is fashioned in particle board first…This was the third attempt








Two braces with finished edges….Routing and final finishing to do…


The real thing…cutting out the braces with a hand-held jig-saw…with heart in mouth…






Another very tricky job completed – routing the fancy edges of the braces. Phew…






Painstakingly counter-sinking one of two hanging brackets…



Large round-over routed edge for underside of top shelf…





Cove-cut routed edge for hook plinth…




First-fix of hook plinth to side braces…





Cast iron acorn-tip hooks going on at last…






Completed at last… (See next blog for more information)

Key solution

7 Nov
Antique & recycled oak key board from Hooked on Hooks

Antique & recycled oak key board from Hooked on Hooks

Fresh from Hooked on Hooks is this substantial reclaimed oak key board. Designed to compliment a contemporary or traditional setting, the board provides a solution for keys that is both practical and aesthetically stunning.key-board-544


Antique reclaimed oak key board

Wood: Back board: Circa 1850 French oak under-stair, flattened pyramid wall panel. Frame: Circa 1930s English oak banister hand rail

Finish: Briwax Rustic Pine beeswax stain-polish

Hooks: Fleur de Lis blacksmith hand-forged steel.

Finish: Briwax Clear beeswax polish

Stock ref: SH0350.

Cost: £103.00.

Shipping: FREE to mainland and accessible UK


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For more information on this product: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/383/handmade-antique-oak-key-board-sh0350

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

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Off the wall coat rack

31 Jan
Unique, handmade scimitar-shaped hat & coat rack in American cherry with traditional brass hooks

Unique, handmade scimitar-shaped hat & coat rack in American cherry with traditional brass hooks

This handmade, utterly unique hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks was specially commissioned to tie in with a mirror with a similar sweeping cherry wood surround. Made from four individual sections of wood, the rack is fitted with traditional solid brass hooks. Smooth as skin to touch, it is finished with oil that even resists tea, coffee, red wine and other stubborn stains – but most importantly for a coat rack, water splashes.

Specially made to follow a curved theme

Specially made to follow a curved theme

DESCRIPTION: Scimitar-shaped hat & coat rack with brass hooks

WOOD: Kiln-dried American cherry. FINISH: Osmo PolyX Clear Satin Hard Wax Oil

HOOKS: Cast in Style solid brass hat & coat hooks by Archibald Kenrick (1760-1835)

DESIGN: Scimitar-shape with large round-over routed edge cut from four individual sections of wood

STOCK Ref: SH0319

PRICE: On application

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CONTACT: If you would like me to make a coat rack in this or any other design, contact Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

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