Top critical review
Tricky to assemble from scratch, but looks good when finished.
on 14 May 2015
I knew that I had to assemble the wine rack, but what I did not realise was to what extent I would have to do it. I had mistakenly expected it to be part assembled. If I had 4 hands it might have been a bit easier because the first part of putting it together involved linking the first 12 metal bars and I likened this to building a house of cards; you can get the first 3 or 4 bars together then try the next one and they all collapsed - also I found that the edges of the bars were quite sharp so there was a bit of blood from the fingers! I eventually cracked it but NOT from the sparse picture instructions.I got it all together by making square of the bars and securing each corner with the pieces of wood then added a bar and another piece of wood to secure it and so on. The final part was putting the last 12 bars on and nailing them to the other end of the wood, there are 36 pieces of wood but 16 of them were not pre-drilled to get the nail in the centre. In the end it took me 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete, and the finished product is good - apart from the blood drops - and I am happy with it.It was the first part that was very frustrating and time consuming. The only reason I am giving it 2 stars is because of the assembly problems, in my opinion the first part definitely needs 4 hands which I don't possess, but then I'm an OAP and a much younger person might do better. However, it is sturdy and looks good with all the wine duly installed. Would I buy it again? Definitely not, I would pay the extra and get a ready made one!