AT A GLANCE
||Circa 200-year-old English oak
||Length: 108.5cm. Width: 14.2cm. Thickness: 2.5-3.5cm
|Number of hooks
||Traditional, polished cast iron hat & coat hooks
||Height: 13cm. Stands out from plinth: 7.5cm. Spacing: 21cm
||4 fixing screws and Rawlplugs provided
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All measurements are approximate
One of the things I love about oak is that no matter how rotten and gnarled the surface may be, dig, scrape, gouge, rake, and wire brush deep enough and eventually you will be rewarded with solid, pristine wood. Such was the case with this seemingly good-for-nothing-but-firewood section of English oak that came out of a derelict barn in Wiltshire. Modestly dated at around 1800, it is the second of two sections, gleaned from one piece of timber (See SH0288). Yes, it's cracked and wildly gnarled but it's also a beautiful piece, smooth as skin to touch and ready to go another few centuries as an utterly unique coat rack. (This is a particularly hefty, solid piece of furniture and the structural integrity of the wood is not effected by the cracks). The rich dark finish, incidentally, was produced with Rustic Pine Briwax, which polishes and stains in one go.
Perfectly suited to this rustic yet refined plinth is a traditional swan-neck, cast iron hat & coat hook, imperfectly polished to create a beautiful antique look.
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