Rustic Wine Rack: For Racks with a Traditional Feel
When it comes to picking out the right wine rack for your home, there are many different things for you to think about. For some, this is a great opportunity to really explore ideas and see what’s out there for you. For others, all the choices only serve to muddle the issue. After all, there are many different sizes and types of wine racks – not to mention the material it’s made out of. More and more folks are going for a more rustic wine rack, rather than something that looks like it’s nice and shiny right out of the box. A rustic wine rack is usually made out of iron, brass, or wood and brings to mind days one by.
A rustic wine rack made from metal is particulary nice. What’s so special about a metal wine rack? Well, the first and most obvious thing is the fact that it is sturdy. When you buy something made of metal, at the very least you know it’s going to be around for a while. One important thing to remember, however, is that before buying your metal rustic wine rack you should really inspect the welds on it (if you can, of course) to make sure that it’s really well made. If the welds aren’t top-notch, it won’t matter how strong the actual metal is; it’s going to fall apart on you eventually. Beyond the welds, you can be sure that the metal bars of the rack are not going to warp or bend no matter how many bottles you stack on them.
The other great thing about a metal rustic wine rack is its appearance. The metalworkers that make metal racks tend to get very creative with the designs and there’s just something stylish and classy about a heavy iron or brass rack holding your wine collection. It has a very classic look and never looks cheap. There are literally dozens of designs to choose from and, in fact, you can even get one that’s entirely unique if you really shop around. Many small “mom and pop” type places just have a few craftsmen – and sometimes there’s only one – creating their racks and each one is going to be special and unique.
Are there any drawbacks? Of course; as mentioned earlier, a metal rustic wine rack will probably be held together by welds. If you order a rustic wine rack on the Internet, there’s just no way you are going to be able to inspect it first; so you’re pretty much counting on the manufacturer to be reputable and that their products are good. Once you get the rack home and put your bottles on it, there’s a good chance the welds could come loose, which could prove disastrous – especially if the rack is mounted on the wall.
Another thing to consider is the rack’s weight. A metal rustic wine rack may be considerably heavier than a rack made of plastic or wood. This shouldn’t be much of an issue, but when mounting the rack on a wall, make sure that you use proper anchors for the weight – which you should always do regardless!
In the end, a rustic wine rack is a worthy addition to any wine lovers collection of wine accessories. Rustic wine racks are classy and timeless and go well with any wine collection!