Tag Archives: wall mounted 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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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


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CONTACT: Steve Gamblin at hello@hookedonhoks.co.uk



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.


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

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…

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

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