“ Brand: Ashley „
As we started getting into a routine in our new flat, I realized that we didn't really have anywhere to hang coats and scarves, handbags and things like the jacket that you want to wear once more before washing.
I was tired of seeing clothes strewn all over the house and decided to get a hanger of some sort to hang up all these things.
I was initially thinking of getting the hooks that go on the back of the door, but my husband was firmly against this idea. After a bit of searching on Amazon I decided to get this coat stand for £21.
I decided to get this as I didn't really want to spend a lot and this one had the most number of hooks (fourteen) in the price range.
It was promptly delivered in a cardboard box. It comes in individual parts and a bit of assembly is required. The instructions that came along with the product are quite poor, there is an illustration of the individual parts and I had to spend a bit of time figuring out what goes where. I managed to assmble it myself, but it would have been much easier with one more person around.
As you can see from the image, there is a base of marble and a metal stand with fourteen hooks pointing out and a ring at the bottom to be used for storing umbrellas. The main frame in the centre is made of four metal cylinders that are screwed to each other and the bottom one to the base.
Size specifications: Base- 37 x2.4cm , Top: 24 x 22cm / 18 x 16cm Height 176 cm
Apart from the base, the rest of the parts are made of aluminium and very light weight. The base, being marble is quite heavy. The metal parts are fixed to each other with screws and fit quite nicely, however it is not the best material and it doesn't look or feel like it is of great quality. There are round plastic knobs to be popped on to the end of the hooks. While they are a great feature, some of them are not quite tight fitting and tend to fall off now and then.
I have kept this stand in the corner of the bedroom and thankfully, now the mess is concentrated in a corner instead of being strewn all around the house. ( Most of the time, at least). I felt the stand was quite flimsy while setting it up, but it has now got mounds of clothes on it and it seems to be holding well.
Sometimes I rotate it around to get to the clothes on the other side, but recently I discovered that it is not meant to rotate- it was actually one of the individual pieces of the middle frame rotating on the bottom one as the screw was a bit loose. I find this quite useful, so I have kept it as such, and make sure it is not too loose once in a while. AS the base is of marble and quite heavy, it stays put in its place.
All in all, this has been a very useful bit of kit to sort out the mess in my house. The only problem is that some of the plastic knobs fall off once in a while and the umbrella storage bit is not really suitable for storing umbrellas as they slide on the marble base and fall out. Even so, it is well worth the money. As it is just kept in a corner for hanging clothes, I expect it will last me a while.