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When is a coat rack not a coat rack?

21 Sep
Handmade, kiln-dried French oak stool from Hooked on Hooks

Handmade, kiln-dried French oak stool from Hooked on Hooks (£130.00 including FREE shipping to mainland UK)

When it’s a stool, of course…

By way of expanding the Hooked on Hooks’ line-up, I have decided to add furniture items per se to my repertoire. I have made stools before, as well as other items such as nest tables, garden tables, clothing rails, shelf units and so on, but this is the first time I’ve made a non-coat rack piece for stock.

The stool is currently on display at The Gallery, Stourhead, along with several Hooked on Hooks’ coat racks. Don’t be put off by this. If you are interested in these items (details can be found in the Products section of my site at http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products), just email me -Steve Gamblin – at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk and I’ll confirm availability and retrieve the item for immediate dispatch, if required.

Useful links:

Full details of this stool: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/p/298/handmade-stool-dp001

Full selection of coat racks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products.

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

Information on bespoke service: http://www.hookedonhooks. co.uk/t/bespoke

All enquiries:  Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk




Stool sample…

2 Jun
Sample/prototype stool produced in pine

STOOL SAMPLE: Sample/prototype stool produced in pine

And the finished product, slightly different in design, in French oak

And the finished product, with the design tweaked, executed  in kiln-dried, furniture grade French oak







As anyone who’s ever made anything – from a wedding dress to an engine – will confirm, there’s no better way to ensure the result than by producing a sample first. Which is why I decided to make a prototype when commissioned to make a pair of garden stools.

Wood: Kiln-dried furniture-grade French oak 

Construction: Hand-fashioned peg-jointed legs and runners

Features: Concave seat with drainage holes.  Anti-wet underfoot gliders

Colour: Blackfriars’ Light Oak wood dye

Finish: Rustins’ Satin-finish Yacht Varnish

Hours to complete: 115 (Approximately)

Cost of wood: £70.00

Selling price: £250.00 each


Hand-crafted peg jointed runners...

Hand-crafted peg- jointed runners…

Useful links:

Hooked on Hooks’ handmade hat & coat racks: http://www.hookedonhooks.co.uk/c/19/all-products

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

All handmade furniture, coat rack, and hedgehog house enquiries: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhooks.co.uk