Are you having a hard time choosing a wine rack that fits your budget and the design that you have in mind? There are several wine rack furniture designs that cater to those on a budget as well as those who can spend it all. Later, we’ll show you a few of them.
Before we go into the photo showcase, we have to know the different kinds of wine racks first. Wine racks come in all sorts. There are simple ones that can hold a couple of bottles and there are more sophisticated ones with temperature control. They can be like modular lockers, mounted on the wall or placed on top of the counter. Regardless, almost all of them are either made of wood or metal.
For those on a tight budget, a homemade wine rack is probably the best option. The costs are minimal, but it will take more effort than usual. The great thing about it is that you get to decide on every aspect of the design. Those with flexible wallets, on the other hand can go for a wine rack kit instead. It’s really just like a box of Lego. The materials and instructions are provided for you, and you do the assembly yourself. Sure, you’ll be confined to the design, but you’ll be able to set it up in no time. (Photo by devopstom licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)
Things To Consider When Choosing Your Wine Rack Furniture
Strength. A single wine bottle can weigh as much as 3 lbs., so you have to make sure that the rack is strong enough to hold multiple bottles. A few ways to ensure its sturdiness are by checking the thickness of the metal or wood as well as tightening the joints properly.
Capacity. Think about how many bottles you’d keep at any given time. Is 7 enough? What about 15? This really depends on how often you drink wine. If you opted for a kit or a commercial wine rack furniture, then most, if not all of them will mention the full capacity in the label.
Bottle position. There are some racks that hold the bottle vertically. They are geared towards wines that are meant to be consumed pretty quickly. The usual position is horizontal. In the standard position, the cork must always be in contact with the wine so that it doesn’t dry. A dry cork can significantly affect the flavor and condition of the wine.
Location. Wines require temperatures that are in the 50-60 degree Fahrenheit range. Humidity should also be no more than 70%. The ideal location would be one that simulates a wine cellar – cold and free from extraneous vibrations.
Design. The design largely depends on you. Whether you want the wine rack to be a centerpiece or simply a storage furniture is for you to decide. Let’s look at some of the examples below so you can get inspiration from them. You can also check out this article for more examples.
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The photos above are some of the wine rack furniture designs that you’ll be able to see in furniture stores, bazaars or antique shops. Their prices range from less than a hundred bucks to thousands of dollars. There are certainly more eccentric designs out there. It all depends on how much you’re willing to spend.