There were a couple of issues with this rack: 1. Assembly - (s/b simple only 7 pieces) but because the drilled pegs the posts fit onto were not welded or glued in place they had a tendancy to spin. Thus when you got to the final post to screw in the hole had spun away and it had to be taken apart again to realign properly. This was time consuming because it happened several frustrating times. Try to crank them down with pliers. 2. It is very narrow front to back because the design is for the bottles to stick out the back for support. You cannot fit the rack flush to the wall. It should be secured somehow to the wall to prevent tipping in a quake or by bumping. Because it is narrow it tends to tip easier than deeper models that fully encase the back of the bottles. I will be using picture hanging wire & a screw to secure. We also put tile pieces under it on top of the carpet in our dining room to help stablize a little. Be sure the wine bottles are in far enough to avoid the possibility of falling down onto the ones below! 3. This is not wrought iron - it is pretty lightweight. It is powder coated hollow tubes and wire rings. The instructions mentioned leveling the the feet but these were not the type that leveled. Also- some of the rings were not accurately placed before welding and overlap the posts by a larger margin and only narrower bottles fit it those spaces. All in all it does the job & the price was good but you might keep an eye out for something up a notch in quality/weight/depth if you can.
I purchased this rack a few weeks ago. I got home last week. First of all, out of the box, there are NO directions on how to put it together. I figure that out. Then the holes that are supposed to be pre-drilled are non existent, I worked that out. Then once put together, it leans, so I have a rubber foot under one of the legs to keep it sturdy. It's also not as tall as I was hoping. I'm currently working with overstock on these issues. I can't recommend it for these reasons.
I assembled all of the pieces correctly as the instructions told me to do. Then I left for work. When I came home, I was greeted by a pool of my favorite expensive wine all over the ground. I am sadden that I placed my faith in this product.
This metal wine rack is beautifully designed with a pleasing arch that holds a good amount of wine bottles (47 bottles). HOWEVER the cheapness of the materials used makes this a extremely poor wine rack. The metal is so thin and lightweight that the weight of the full wine bottles pulls the entire rack forward. It would be IMPOSSIBLE to utilize this AS a wine rack especially if one was attempting to use all 47 spaces. Do NOT waste your time or money on the very poorly constructed wine rack.
Returned first purchase because welding fell apart in transit. Received second Item and it is not stable at all. Construction is too flimsy. Will not support bottles. Mine is leaning against the wall for support because I do not trust it. I do not recommend. It was a waste of money.
Very Disappointed with this wine rack. Not good quality. Not sturdy at all. Would you risk using it and having it fall over and break all my bottles of wine. Returned it quickly. Return shipping expensive. All around, totally disappointed.
I was concerned when I read reviews here that said this unit was difficult to build properly or that it was unstable. True it attaches only with five small screws, but a bit of give and take between those five attachment points is all it takes to get it stable on a flat surface. Also, once you've loaded it with wine bottles, their weight helps to secure and stabilize the admittedly thin metal wire frame. We're very happy with it. It holds many bottles in a small space, looks great amongst our other kitchen and bar items. We may buy another, as my wife is in the wine industry and as such we have literally hundreds of bottles to try at any given time. We're using this rack to keep our forty or so favorites close on hand for a moment's notice :)