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A good price for a 90 bottle wine rack
on 13 December 2013
I am very happy with this item.
I paid £45 (price Oct 2013) and got a 90 bottle capacity wine rack which having shopped around, I know is decent value.
For such a low price per bottle capacity, you shouldn't expect handmade flawless craftsman perfection. It is a little rough around the edges (slots in the wood are not all perfect) but this is not a beautiful furniture piece wine rack, it is more a practical one and I don't really notice any flaws now it's built and full of wine.
Saying that I have owned a few all wood modular wine racks, and this looks far nicer and of good quality unless you are really scrutinising it up close. I was concerned about the sturdiness of this high capacity model fully loaded, but don't have any concerns now it's built and has 90 bottles of wine in it. It seems robust enough.
I'm a practical person who owns tools and I would guess it took me between 35 and 60 mins to build fully. I didn't find it difficult.
A big plus is the bottle spaces are well sized so it fits all manner of 750ml wine bottle styles, including the champagnes we had. I think the only 750ml wine bottles that won't fit are ones like the traditional Chianti fiasco bottles and novelty ones, such as those used by J.P. Chenet. I have had problems with other wine racks not being suitable for a number of common bottle dimensions that stray too far from a Bordeaux style bottle. Not a problem with this one.
Just a FYI. It's not a wine rack you can configure without restriction. I have had wine racks in the past that you can build into any width or height limited only by the number of pieces you own. This has metal bars that go the full length and height of the rack so you can only build it into one shape unless you are willing to take a saw to the metal pieces. Putting two racks together seems like it really might need a joining kit (also available on Amazon) but I have not attempted this.
The wood is not stained or painted so you could paint or stain the wooden pieces as you see fit. I would recommend doing this before assembly but I think you could stain or paint afterwards if you really had to.
I would definately buy it again. 4.5 out of 5