Wrought Iron Coat Hooks
Coat Hooks for the Home
Hi and welcome to Bootkidz, a small design company based in London. This page has links to coat hooks made from wrought iron available to buy on-line from a variety of web retailers.
Where can I buy wrought iron coat hooks?
See this fantastic list of cast iron hooks from Cast In Style.co.uk.
What is wrought iron?
Wrought iron is a purer iron with lower carbon content. The roughness of wrought iron gives the metal its unique antique-style. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and can be easily welded.
How is wrought iron made?
Wrought Iron vs. Cast Iron vs. Steel
Wrought iron is not brittle and seldom breaks/snaps and as such wrought iron is used for more delicate iron work.
Wrought iron is easier to bend and is less prone to break than cast iron. Cast iron is more rigid.
Wrought iron's ease to bend is also a disadvantage in
that using anything made in wrought iron will cause it to slowly bend over time.
Cast iron on the other hand will not bend easily - only at high temperatures (700C). Cast iron is very strong - but more brittle than wrought iron. Cast iron will snap suddenly under high strain. See more information here.
Steel is iron with a small amount of carbon (0.2% to 2.1%). Carbon acts as a hardening agent preventing the iron crystal lattice from slipping past each other. Steel is more resistant to rust and is easier to weld than iron. Adding more carbon to steel, means harder, stronger steel - but less ductile. Steel is used in the building industry due to its high tensile (pulling) strength. Wrought iron is used for more decorative work. Cast iron is used for larger structures (bridges, beams) where more strength is required.
Wrought Iron Coat Hook
Wrought Iron Coat Hook Large Double Hand Made
- Hand-forged iron hooks - from Olde Glory.co.uk
- Hat & Coat Hooks
- Traditionally styled coat hooks - at Ideal Moments.co.uk
- Various metal coat hooks - Black Country Metalworks Ltd
- Wrought iron coat hooks - on ebay.co.uk
- Wrought iron coat hooks - from Amazon.com (USA)
- Wrought iron coat hooks - from Willow and Stone.co.uk