Originally Posted by Wade E
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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