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Handmade coat racks at Gallery Exhibition, Stourhead

16 Jun
Handmade, 300-year-old oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade, 300-year-old oak hat & coat rack from Hooked on Hooks (one of several exhibits)

Handmade reclaimed hahogany hat & coat rack

Handmade reclaimed mahogany hat & coat rack


Event: The Stourhead Summer Exhibition 2015

Location: The Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire

Dates: Sat 6th June – Sun 28th June

Gallery hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm daily

Gallery contact: 01747 840747

Exhibits: Paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewellery, etc and handmade hat & coat racks from Hooked on Hooks
For more information on Hooked on Hooks’ handmade coat racks and furniture go to:

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

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

Steve Gamblin profile: http://www.first-view.co.uk/stephen%20gamblin.html

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

Technological meltdown…

26 May
Handmade from 18th century church pew French oak with brass acorn-tip hooks. £145.00

Hooked on Hooks’ handmade coat rack made from 18th century church pew French oak with brass acorn-tip hooks. £145.00

Have you ever felt that someone Out There has it in for you?

All right, perhaps it’s just me…

It began in February with the acquisition of a 76kg thicknesser-planer for the Hooked on a Hooks’ workshop. I mention the weight because it took the combined brawn of myself and a long-suffering friend to haul the thing up the stairs to my workshop. However,  two days of very bad language later, I was forced to confront the realisation that the machine was faulty and would have to go back.

A no-quibble replacement arrived. Yet more humping and heaving, more assembly work, more wasted days, and even worse bad language ensued. And impossible but true, the replacement machine proved to be faulty as well and also had to go back. Twice bitten, munched up, and fully digested, this time I got my money back.

Days later my computer made all sorts of whirring sounds and breathed its last. Incredibly, whilst that was in the repair shop, the  monitor on my partner’s computer threw up a wonderfully colourful mosaic, gasped, and died.

Resisting the instinctive desire to hide beneath the duvet for the next several months, I decided to visit my mother in the Home where she resides 120 miles down the road. Three minutes into the journey, my one-year-old watch spluttered and came to a complete halt. Two hours and 100 miles later, the alternator on the car went into cardiac arrest. Thankfully, despite a scary display of flashing lights – ABS, flat tyre, air bag, oil pressure, seat belt, nose bag, incontinence pants, blood pressure – I managed to limp home.

Scanning the pages of e-Bay for a good deal on a Smith & Wesson and lots of ammunition, the I-Pad went ping and in popped notification of a Hooked on Hooks’ coat rack sale. Well, that snapped me out of it. And in the words of Scarlett O’Hara, it was good to be reminded, Tomorrow is another day….

And on that note, do take a moment to check out the Hooked on Hooks’ range of handmade hat & coat racks at http://www.hookedonhooks. co.uk/c/19/allproducts. And please make a mental note that I also make hedgehog houses and small furniture items such as tables and stools. For all enquiries, contact me – Steve Gamblin – at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk.




Straight from the lip (5)

4 Mar
Vintage pine plinth with vibrant polka dot enamel hat & coat hooks (SOLD Ref. SH0206 - £69.00

Vintage pine plinth with vibrant polka dot enamel hat & coat hooks (SOLD Ref. SH0206 – £69.00

“[The two coat racks] Got there in the end – and they look fantastic!”
Peter Keenan, Eydon, Northamptonshire (Ref. SH0198)

 “The coat rack arrived and it’s really nice. It’s not up yet but it is just the job. We will use your services again!”

Vicky Carr, Lymm, Cheshire (Ref. SH0202)

“We love the coat rack – it’s perfect thank you.” xxx

Nicola Bearman, Ashford Hill, Hampshire (Ref. SH0194)

“Hooks are up and are lovely. Just right look for our place. Thanks again.”

Kenny Grant, Hessle, Yorkshire (Ref. SH0146)

“Just wanted to drop you a mail to say how pleased we are with the coat rack we purchased from you. It’s beautiful and looks perfect in our hallway! Also wanted to compliment you on your customer service, it’s so nice in this day and age to get a personal service from someone who takes pride in their product!”

Many thanks

David Le Petit, Bookham, Surrey (Ref. SH0129)

“Thanks Steve, we love [the vintage pine polka dot coat rack]!”

Sam Burley, Upminster, Essex (Ref. SH0206)

“Thank you for the coat rack duly received – it looks truly beautiful in our new cloakroom!”

Best wishes

Michelle Ryan, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire (Ref. SH0216)

NOTE: To view any of these products, go to the Hooked on Hooks’ ARCHIVE at http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/20/archive.

Enquiries: hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk

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

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

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