I purchased the 40-bottle version and put together a 5x5-bottle rack. Fits perfectly under a bottom shelf in my pantry. I intend to use the rest for another rack in our cabin. Assembly was simple, took about 45 minutes. I used a hard plastic mallet rather than rubber. I recommend NOT using glue. If you do, there will be no way to square it up at the very end if needed. Mine was quite square and didn't appear to need it. Nevertheless, I still turned it on each side and beat on the ends to ensure all pegs were firmly seated. Excellent product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good. appears to me to be the color of natural, blond oak
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
We bought three 40-bottle units and took their advise to glue for stability resulting in what seemed to be a never ending project. Each dowl rod had to be crimped on both ends before inserting in hole with drop of glue. It ended up taking several days to complete the project. The end result is fine, it is functional and appears to be stable. In retrospect I would have spent more for less effort.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. fair
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
The instructions are easy to follow and the wine rack was easily assembled. CAUTIION: The pegs may seem tight, but can work loose through the weight of the wine bottles. I stocked my assembled rack with several bottles and left it undisturbed for two weeks........the sound of glass hitting glass had us rushing into the storage room. Luckily we caught the bottles just in time. Do not assemble without using PLENTY of wood glue. I haven't rebuilt my rack using additional glue yet.
I found putting it together easy and fun. Reminded me of my tinker toys as a kid. I put a touch of glue on a couple of spots just for security, but most of it was fine and tight. I've had it over 2 years now, and not any problems. I can store more bottles in the same space with this than ready made racks. I will be buying another set to put in a kitchen cabinet in my new house because I can fit more wine than the one that comes with the cabinet.
A rubber mallet and a little time are all that's required to assemble this tinker-toy rack. It's very heavy and extremely sturdy. I used a little glue on the side-to-side joints; gravity does the trick on the rest. An excellent option for the money.
I purchased the 40-bottle rack to replace a 12-bottle rack I'd had for years. Although the dimensions on Overstock indicated they were had different sized components, they turned out to be the same. I added the new pieces to the old one (they are in a pantry) and created a rack that is 46" (10 bottles) tall, 18" (4 bottles) wide and 11" deep with some pieces left over. Since we don't seem to be able to accumulate 40 bottles of wine for long, I'm using the extra space for pasta packages at the very bottom. (We have a lot of pasta but that's another story.) I assembled the rack without a problem on a rug using a hammer, tapping, not pounding. I created a row at a time and added it to the growing structure turning it onto its side to line up the pieces where necessary. A couple of rows before completion, I moved it into the pantry because the pieces are heavy hardwood. I haven't had any problem with it coming apart but it's tucked into a corner. I like that you can assemble the rack in whatever configuration fits your space, that it's natural wood, and that the price is very competitive compared to other wine racks. Would recommend it!
This turns out to be a great product to store your wine. What's nice about this rack is that you are the designer so it can meet any space requirements you have. The instructions give you examples of what can be done. Once you have the hang of it, it goes pretty fast but you must follow the initial instructions. I'm very pleased.
We added some bookshelves in a spare room and incorporated this wine rack into the design. The versitility of the rack allowed us the flexibility we needed to fit it into the space we had. Since it can be configured in many ways, we could try several to see which we liked best. Very creative and sturdy product.
I have been using these wine racks for about 10 years now and I absolutely will not use anything else. They appear to be costly, but they are durable and I love the fact that I can configure them to fit and add on to them. They are sturdy and durable. And they're not bad to look at either!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The best
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
This is the fourth wine rack I have ordered. They have all performed perfectly.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Product is well made, easy to assemble, and easy to stain.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
Having too much wine...is a good problem to have! This unit can be configured to fit most any space. Be creative with your design and you will love the results.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Neutral color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Easy to build
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? True to form