We have set up a guide to assist you in making sense of the catalog of components and to offer some tips & tricks for creating an effective wine storage design.
We’ve made our wine racking components available for several 3D Design Software applications – 2020, Chief Architect, ProKitchen & SketchUp. This guide is to assist you in making sense of the catalog of components and to offer some tips & tricks for creating an effective wine storage design.
The link below will allow you to download a basic Table of Contents of our 3D Component Library (it is specific to SketchUp but the terms and contents should be relatively the same for 2020 and Chief Architect). This Table of Contents will give you some idea of the type of rack and where it should be used.
We’ve designed our racking components to function similarly to kitchen cabinet systems. There are full height racks at 78 inches (and some taller), base racks and upper racks that can increase the final height of the racking system.
- All base racks are 39 3/4″ in height and have a 2 1/2″ “leg” to allow for the attachment of toe kick molding.
- Base racks cannot be used on top of other racks.
- Upper racks should go on top of a base rack, but could also be used on the bottom (keep in mind you would lose the “legs” to attach toe molding).
- We offer racks for splits (375ml or half bottles) as well as for magnums (1.5L bottles). If using split or magnum racking within your design, you should use split bases with split uppers and magnum bases with magnum uppers as they will not line up width-wise with other racking.
- Our standard “full height” racking is 78″ tall or the equivalent of a base rack (39 3/4″ high) plus an upper rack (38 1/4″).
- For a desired racking installation taller than 78″ you can stack multiple upper racks together on top of base racks
- All of our individual bottle racking is designed to only work in a vertical orientation. Individual bottle racks do not hold bottles properly if turned on their sides.
- Our standard individual bottle racking is designed to hold most standard 750 ml bottles (up to a 750ml champagne). They will hold half bottles (375ml) but not magnums (1.5L).
- Our tasting arches require a 1″ thick tabletop underneath in order for the top of the arch to match other full-height racking.
- If you need to fill remaining space along a wall, we offer wood filler pieces that will cover gaps.
- When beginning a design, you should decide whether you would like to have curved corner racks (that take up 24″ along each wall of the corner) or will you have void corners with empty space between racks on each wall. If you will be using the curved corner racks, they should be placed in the space first.
- If there will be a feature area to the design (tasting table, tasting arch etc) you may want to place those components first and fill in around them.
- If you need storage that will accommodate a multitude of bottle sizes, compound diamond bins and other bin style racks are a great option as the bottles aren’t confined to a specific slot and simply stack together in the bin.
- NEVER stretch or scale a rack to fit a space. We manufacture in specific sizes to properly accommodate bottles and will not adjust dimensions to match any scale changes you make within your design.