AT A GLANCE
||Antique circa 300-year-old English oak
||Length: 93cm. Width: 14cm. Thickness: 2.5cm
|Number of hooks
||Cast iron acorn-tip hat & coat hooks
||Height: 13cm. Stands out from plinth: 8cm. Spacing: 18cm
|| 4 fixing screws and Rawlplugs provided
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All measurements are approximate
Here's a coat rack made from a section of wood that already looks as if it's been around for several centuries, which indeed it has. Conservatively dating back to the early 1700s, this is a piece of oak flooring from a 17th century stone cottage in Wiltshire (Also see SH0303). Hard enough to drive a fence post, the wood is dark, even through the cross-cut, and produces telltale dark brown saw dust, confirming its age. All the original nail holes have been left for aesthetic effect and although the surface of the wood is uneven and grainy, it is as smooth as skin to the touch. The plinth is given depth by a cove cut to the perimetre with a hand-held router. The gorgeous, muted finish was produced with Sadolin oil, which is non-sticky and resists water.
The acorn-tip hat & coat hooks are as English as Wimbledon and are as perfect as perfect could be for 300-year-old English oak. They are waxed to protect the metal and to enhance the look of the raw iron.
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