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Old 08-18-2009, 01:22 AM   #11
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I also make mainly fruit wines with some high nd red wine kits thrown in(grape skin kits) but now have a press so will be making from grapes and already have one batch under my belt bulk aging which is a Chilean blend of 40% Cab/60% Zin. I always heva a few Melomels on hand and some Black Currant wine as its my favorite and also has won a few #1 best fruit wines here in Ct followed by my Blackberry. As far as the racks go they are 1 1/16" X 1 1/2" and the longest span is 54" with the magnums on it over my bottled area and there is no sag at all. You do see a felt stopper or 2 as I ran out of the small clear door bumpers that are everywhere else and cant be seen. The place I used to get them from closed down so now I have to E order them. I built these in place with a laser though so its very level. I had to do that as the area that this room is in was a very unlevel floor even though I poured self leveling cement in that area but it would have had to been about 1 1/2" thick to fix it all and its just the edges near the walls under the racks that arent level but really made it a PITA to build. I am the main administrator now for this sites sister site http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/.



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Old 08-18-2009, 01:35 AM   #12
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I love the wine racks, any chance that you have plans of how you put those together?



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Old 08-18-2009, 02:44 AM   #13
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Sorry I really didnt use any plans. I took what I had available and then measured the typical burgundy bottle and gave it just a little more room then that height wise. Each Rung is screwed from behind like 2 separate racks and then assembled by screwing a few side pces to keep them stable and square. I could have done a much more elaborate job but was also in the middle of building a huge deck on the house and had to sneak this in between downtime while it was raining. I think each rack has about 5 1/2" spacing. Make sure to use deck screws to assemble and not just sheetrock screws as they dont have the tensile strenght not to mention they snap alot even when pre-drilled.

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Old 08-18-2009, 03:50 AM   #14
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As far as the racks go they are 1 1/16" X 1 1/2" and the longest span is 54" with the magnums on it over my bottled area and there is no sag at all. You do see a felt stopper or 2 as I ran out of the small clear door bumpers that are everywhere else and cant be seen. The place I used to get them from closed down so now I have to E order them. I built these in place with a laser though so its very level. I had to do that as the area that this room is in was a very unlevel floor even though I poured self leveling cement in that area but it would have had to been about 1 1/2" thick to fix it all and its just the edges near the walls under the racks that arent level but really made it a PITA to build. I am the main administrator now for this sites sister site http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/.
My site is very unlevel as well. When I was building my fridge I figured the sheer heft of the 4X8 X5'H framed space would stay true and square but I discovered that it had canted a 1/4" when I went to hang the doors. D'oh! Took some serious torque and shimming to correct for that.

I will definitely account for that during the rack build. I love your simple design. Every other rack I had seen had staves in place to frame each and every bottle and made the whole project more trouble than it would have been worth. Your plan I can do on a time and $ budget.

By the way, I have been able to find those rubber feet at KMart. Don't know if you have one nearby. Do you use 2 or 4 per bottle? Can't see whether you have them in place for the necks.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:50 AM   #15
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Just in back so 2. Thanks and fast and decent was what i was looking for. At that time I also had a newborn and was working lots of hours. Now we cant get 1 minute of overtime and havent had any since last July which really sucks. Ive worked overtime every week almost all my life and stupidly based a budget on it and is really killing me now!

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I love this design! It is simple yet great looking. I plan on copying it soon.

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