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Great Wine Rack for the Money - IF..... You Can Assemble It!
on January 30, 2013
A nice wine rack for the money. The rack can accommodate various size bottles [including Champagne], and has a nice clean look to it.
Also, being that it is modular, you can buy additional units and add them to your existing rack to fit your needs.
Nothing to say about this. Sturdy and does the job.
An absolute NIGHTMARE to assemble, particularly if you buy 2 or more and hope to assemble them together. Here are the problems:
First, the instructions are apparently drawn and written by someone with a first grade level comprehension of the English language. The diagrams, if you want to call them that, are not the least bit helpful, and give no indication on where to place the retaining clips that hold each shelf, so that that are evenly spaced. You will find yourself doing a lot of trial and error rigging unless you follow my advice at the end of this tome.
Second, the extension rods do NOT work if you follow the instructions point-for-point. According to the instructions, you are to build each rack, then combine the racks using the extension rods. Problem here is that, when one end of the extension rod tightens clockwise, the opposite end loosens! Of course, they don't TELL you that now, do they?
I must have taken apart and reassembled this rack several times.
So, how do you work around this? Here goes:
First, KEEP THE BOX. Refer to the illustration on the front of the box for placement on where to put the retaining clips. This is going under the assumption that you want evenly spaced racks. Why you wouldn't I would not know, but if that is the case, live dangerously and place them anywhere on the notches.
Doing this part prior to assembling will save you a lot of grief.
Second, in order to use the extension rods that are provided with each rack, first assemble your first rack, THEN attached the rods to the top of each post [not using the provided caps], tighten clockwise each rod, THEN add each standard post of the second rack to the extension rods.
From there, build your second rack, referring once again to the box photograph.
Hope this helps.