Swedish 126 Bottle Wine Rack
Item # 642 16 03
You may be able to get bordeaux shaped magnums on the other shelves depending on the size of the bottle.
If you still want to attach to a wall I would just use a standard L bracket.
1. This rack holds 3.25" inch bottles side-by-side with no difficulty. Bordeaux/Cab bottles are 3.00. Most Pinot and Syrah bottles are 3.00 or 3.25, and also fit nicely. Many newer "better" Pinots and Syrahs, however, are larger (some up to 3.5") and they will not fit unless you alternate them side-by-side with 3.00" bottles. (Turley will not fit at all, unless you leave every other slot empty.)
2. I was pleasantly surprised to find that when erecting 2 racks side-by-side, you make double use of the middle upright. Thus, one rack is 35" wide, but 2 racks are only 67" wide, and each additional rack adds only another 32". I wish this info had been in catalogue and/or website so I knew it before I bought my racks; I would have laid out my cellar much differently.
3. Many people commented that the racks were hard to assemble. Getting the first (bottom) shelf bolted into four loose uprights was awkward and using two people would have helped. After that, however, it was pretty easy. (Trick: Do not tighten the grommets very much until all horizontal racks are in, then go back, check for plmb and tighten them. Also, instructions suggest waiting a week and then tightening them again. Good idea. Several needed a full turn or so to be tight again.)
4. Mine are very sturdy because I left off the back cross-brace supports and bolted the tops into studs with lag bolts. Cannot speak to free-standing application.
5. Person at WE told me that they could be used as double depth racks. They COULD, but I would not recommend it. The grommets stick out a little in front of the uprights, and thus you cannot get the front upright of the back rack and the back upright of the front rack flush -- so they would not secured together without a lot of work and they would not look well.
None of the things that I worried could go wrong went wrong - the wood was consistent and perfect and didn't break, the job was easy and the end product is very practical and very attractive. I am SO glad I read all the reviews and particularly, that I read the reviews on some of the more "custom" and more expensive racks here and settled with this one because I experienced none of the problems widely reported with the other racking systems.
If I can offer any tips: (1) the racking shelves are to be inserted FROM THE TOP using the grooves to guide them down from top to bottom, not snapped in diagonally which is POSSIBLE but could break the wood (I point this out because if there is any part of the written instructions which is not clear, this is it); (2) definitely see other reviews re. combining multiple racks, the dimensions will be different because you use one middle upright for the rack both on the left and right; what that other review doesn't say is that you can ALSO play with the ends, using either the inner or outer threading holes to achieve slight variations in width from 32-35" (compressing down to 32" will get rid of one row of capacity) - this was helpful to me for purposes of "fine tuning" to my cellar's dimensions.
Final remark, I choked up on the shipping ($480 for 8 racks) - but honestly, these are HUGE (three large carttons per rack) and probably that is what they spent. At least it came promptly!
Great product - I am extremely happy and highly recommend.
1 year ago