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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



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

For Hooked on Hooks’ Home page go to: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/

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

Useful links

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk

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

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)

Handmade bespoke coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

29 Apr

Handmade coat rack in Honduran mahogany by Hooked on Hooks

Now comfortably adorning the hall of a London town house, this beautiful hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks is made from Honduran mahogany.


Based of a far smaller Hooked on Hooks’ rack, this is as good an example as any of how an existing coat rack can be produced to exact personal requirements.

Several weeks in the making, the very large round-over edge was painstakingly crafted using hand tools.

Customer brief: Make 250cm mahogany coat rack based on design of existing 90cm stock rack

Description: Handmade Honduran mahogany hat & coat rack with eleven cast iron hooks


Wood: Honduran mahogany from sustainable sources. Finish: Osmo Satin-finish Oak Lightening Hard Wax Oil

Hooks: Georgian-era design, wax-finished cast iron, acorn-tip hat & coat hooks

Dimensions: Length: 2.5 metres. Width: 20cm. Thickness: 2.8cm.

Fixing: two steel counter-sunk hanging brackets and five plinth fixing holes beneath hooks


Stock ref: SH0358

Cost: £380.50

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

Hooked on Hooks: http://www.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

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

ABOUT HOOKED ON HOOKS: https://hookedonhooks. wordpress.com/about/

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


Useful links

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

Hooked on Hooks Products: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

key-board-547Bespoke information: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/t/bespoke

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

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