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Build Your Own Wine Rack

Building a wine rack

Building your own wine rack can give you a lasting feeling of accomplishment. By the way, this wine rack was surely not built by a do-it-yourselfer in an afternoon. Not me anyway.

Our Introduction To Building Wine Racks

Pankaj gives you clear instructions for building your own wine rack. He mentions important precautions to take. But we refuse to guarantee that you will be able to complete the task in an afternoon.

Build Your Own Wine Rack (In An Afternoon)

Author: Pankaj andy

A good drink is what even Gods enjoy and to most a good wine is the best drink in the world. The connoisseurs of wine say that to find out a good wine is to smell and taste it. Such is not the case with wine racks. It is much harder a task than that for you get to know the insulation, humidity and temperature that your wine needs besides the ambience that your wine drinker needs and a lot of other things.


Because of the specific requirements of the wines in terms of the humidity, etc. the wine racks can have only a few types of texture although they may vary in terms of the design, the space they take and the number of wine bottles they can hold.

For building your own wine rack the first thing that you should be sure of is whether your walls have sufficient insulation otherwise you will lose nearly all of your good wine. A good insulation ranges from R11 to R19 depending on the outer temperature, as basement cellars may need more insulation. After having an optimum insulation the next thing you should consider for building your own rack is the material. The options available are redwood, lattice, country pine and mahogany. Redwood offers a soothing look to the bar while the country pine allows an artistic environment. You can also have metal ones but they require extra care and not much can be offered in terms of designs.

For each bottle there should be a 4 to 6 inch breathing space that will help in not only easy accessibility but also for cleaning purposes. You shouldn’t forget to keep the width of the rack at least 2 inches more than the length of the wine bottle although we advise around 15 inches for a single racking. There are many designs and most of them have different geometrical patterns but the best out of them is the rectangular one which is quite safe.

If you are thinking over some color, although it all depends upon the color of the walls and other surroundings, we recommend the dark ones. They give a more romantic and elegant look. Redwood and the mahogany generally do not need to be painted.

There are certain precautions that need to be considered. There should be no electrical installations where you are preparing to have your wine rack. The lighting system at the ceiling is called the can lighting and it should be around 15 inches from the wall for a single deep racking and around 28 to 30 inches for double deep racking. The doors and the windows of the bar should be properly installed so that they maintain insulation of inside from outside. The rack should not interfere with the door, window or any type of switch.

Besides the above ones there are certain racks called as counter top racks meant for a few bottles ranging from 1 to 12 and generally they are suited for a small gathering and are best kept on a table. Similarly there are certain racks which are rightly called hanging racks for they hang to the ceiling or the wall and they serve the purpose of both a show piece and a functional small rack.


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Pankaj andy writes about wine rack topics

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