A few years ago, I decided I wanted a wine rack to sit in out utility room and I thought is would look nicer than leaving all the bottles lying around on the worktop. I didn’t want to spend too much money so I looked at the Argos catalogue to see what they had available.
The wine rack cost me less than £5 which I thought was really good value, especially considering that the rack holds 12 standard sized bottles. You could actually make it hold 15 be adding another three bottles on the top (to be fair though, I drink it faster than I buy it so we don’t tend to have that many bottles in the house at any one time). At the time, it was available both in store and online (but subject to their high delivery charge of around £). I do like Argos’s click and collect service where you can check stock online reserve and then pick up the following day.
Unfortunately, I suspect one of the reasons why the rack was so cheap was because it came flat packed, there were over 80 pieces which had to be put together when assembling, and I must admit that building things is not my speciality, so I had to leave that to my other half but even he moaned about how much time it too to assemble.
Once fully assembled, the wine rack itself doesn’t look too bad or cheap, it is constructed from pine effect pieces of wood which would fit in with most decors, the wood does have an ‘unfinished’ feel to it however and it not really smooth to touch. Having said that, I am glad we keep ours in the utility room out the way, it’s not something I would like to show off to guests by keeping on display in the kitchen. The fully assembled dimensions are H32, W32, D18cm which considering it holds 12 bottles, it quite compact and doesn’t take up too much room on the worktop.
Overall, this has done its job, it doesn’t look the most stylish but for less than £5, I can’t moan and I would give this 3 out of 5 stars.
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I bought this wine rack to use in our caravan as I thought it would be a good idea. Although we do use it it isn't very good and we don't use it to it's full capacity.
My husband bought it from Argos and we thought it would be a good size as it holds 12 bottles so would help to keep them in a practical way.
It's made from a light wood so really very light which means moving it from one place to another isn't difficult. It also means, however, that dusting it is really difficult. It does collect dust and whenever I try to dust it or clean it with a rag the material snags in the wood as it's not a very smooth wood at all and ends up with bits of fluff from the duster/rag instead and just looks a mess.
The bottles fit in fine but the little ledges which they rest on are really narrow and I worry that the wine bottles aren't supported properly. The rack itself seems to be a little bit flimsy, it wobbles a little which would be fine... if it wasn't holding glass bottles full of precious wine! This makes me worry that if we have it with wine in a random fashion it may topple over or if we don't put it in quite right it could easily be knocked over so we have tobe really cautious when using it.
We have laid it so that it's lower, if you see the picture here it's tall and wide, we have turned it 90 degrees so it's short and wide so it's centre of gravity is a bit better and it makes it a bit less wobbly.
It is okay, it's not amazing and I wouldn't want it to be at our home as I'd worry it would get knocked over too easily.
The Argos Wooden Wine Rack is something that I've had for about three years - and it's served me fairly well. I can't remember exactly how much it cost me, but looking on the Argos website today, it currently costs £4.99, which I think is a very good price.
The rack can hold up to twelve standard sized bottles, allowing for easy storage of the bottles, as well as a nice way to display bottles to guests. The not so great thing about the rack is that you need to assemble it when it comes, which is not the easiest thing I've ever done. It did take me a while to put together and following the instructions was a bit frustrating because they weren't totally clear. Usually I find Argos instructions to be fairly good, but these were definitely a little more challenging to this non-DIY-guru.
The rack itself is made in pine and has an unfinished appearance inasmuch as it is not varnished or painted. It gives a nice rustic look to the kitchen which fits in with the style of my kitchen anyway. The rack itself is 46cm x 35cm x 22cm and it feels an appropriate size. It contains rows / columns which are 3 x 4 and so it has the storage capacity for 12 bottles, although I often put 3 bottles on top also and so I can keep 15 bottles on the rack in total.
The rack is quite sturdy and it has been used consistently since I bought it, with wine bottles stored on it continuously. It is not overly stylish, but it is functional and presentable - and I feel it does its job well.
We have had our Argos 12 bottle wooden wine rack now for longer than I can actually remember. We drink (or used to) a lot of wine in our house and we actually bought two of these - enough to house twenty four bottles of wine and we stored them next to each other to make it look like it was one very large wine rack. One of them broke eventually, we had had it so long and now we are left with just the one of them. We do not have it out as a display wine rack in the kitchen as it is a bit ugly in design and very basic, so we just keep it in the basement area where I keep a lot of my own personal stuff. We have a much better metallic one in the kitchen which goes better with our kitchen decor.
The Argos 12 bottle wooden wine rack came flat packed and I had to put it together myself. It came with instructions but they were not really necessary as it was fairly self explanatory and easy to assemble just by looking at it - you don't have to be able to be on the Krypton Factor to work this one out! It was (and still is) a bit unstable when it is put together and looks a bit like something I might have made in a woodwork lesson when I was in secondary school, but it does the job of holding twelve bottles of my wine. The more filled it is the more stable it is - ie if I keep it filled to the maximum capacity it is less likely to topple over.
The wood is light and flimsy and unfinished and quite rough in places, but I decided to sand mine down and varnished it in a darker oak colour to make it look a bit more attractive and classy. I didn't really help to make it look that much better to be honest, but possibly a bit.
It is standard in size for a twelve bottle wine rack and it 32cm wide, and 32cm high. It rocks about a bit, in fact it sways, that's the best way to describe it, so you can tell it not a stable thing to house your wine in, but as I say, I paid less than a fiver for it and it has kept going all this time so I can recommend it, but only if it is stored out of the way and not put on display as it's not easy on the eye. ..
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This Argos 12 Bottle Wooden Wine Rack has been sitting in my kitchen for that long I almost forgot it was there. Back in the day when it was new, I always made sure it was full of lots of bottles of lovely wine. But that was then, and this is now and these days it usually sits empty, kicked into the corner of the room.
When I first saw this wine rack in the Argos catalogue I was quite impressed, that was back in the day when I never bothered to read reviews. it was a case of that looks nice I'll buy it. I have learned my lesson now, before I buy anything I read consumer reviews on the product, it saves me wasting my money and being disappointed later on.
The instructions said minimal assembly required, I guess I must have been reading it upside down then. The measurements for the wine rack are H32, W32, D18cm.
I remember getting home with this wine rack and opening the box, to find lots of bit's of wood in plastic bags. Well where do I start.....putting this thing together was like some kind of (Advanced) Japanese puzzle! with a little tube of wood glue thrown in for good measure. The wine rack came in so many individual pieces and the instructions were useless. However I wasn't going to let it beat me and so I sat for what seemed like forever pushing and pulling all the little pieces of wood together, until I was satisfied is somewhat resembled what it looked like in the catalogue.
~Looks can be deceiving~
For some reason, I wasn't that keen on it anymore, now it was assembled and I could see it for what it was, in the flesh so to speak. I decided it would look better with some bottles of wine sat on it. I guess it did sort of look alright once I had sat it where it was going to live, and put some bottles of wine on it. I don't really know what I was expecting from this wine rack if I'm honest, I was just disappointed with it. It was really difficult to put together then once it was put together it was slightly wobbly, but I guess that was probably my own fault, I'm not the best at putting things together especially when they come from Argos!
The wood the wine rack is made up of is unfinished pine (supposedly) and once assembled the rack will hold 12 bottles of average sized bottles of wine, well small bottles if I want to be picky. In the beginning I made sure I had at least 5 bottles of wine on it at a time, but over time I really couldn't be bothered with it and the wine rack just got ignored. It was moved from it's home and shoved in a corner, out the way. I never dared to take it apart because if I do ever want to use it again it will take me forever to put it back together again. So it does still remain in one piece, I have to say it has lasted well, it does remain wobbly however and I find it quite an eyesore these days. If I'm honest I haven't used it for quite a while and I don't really have any intentions of using it.
I can't even remember how much I paid for this wine rack, but the price for this wine rack now is £4.99 from Argos. I'm sure I paid more than that!
2 stars for the Argos 12 bottle wooden wine rack, I really don't personally like it anymore but I'm giving it 2 stars because it's seen some abuse over the years and it's still standing after all this time.
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We like wine in our house and drink quite a lot. We are members of the BA wine club which delivers bottles to your door every three months or so, a great way to receive wine and lots of fun as you can choose the wine you want or let them decide for you so it is great to open the box and see the choices you have that month. Now, however, at the moment I am pregnant so our little wine collection has suddenly grown to quite a stack as I am not drinking it at the moment so we needed somewhere a bit better to store it than behind the bin under our kitchen worktop which is where is had been going. This was an ok place but we wanted to be able to stack the bottles up as we were getting too many to just make one level on the floor and we wanted them to be a bit safer than just there on the floor. As this was a place that the wine bottles were not going to be seen and displayed per say we were not too fussed about the quality of the wine rack and decided to purchase a £4.99 wooden rack from Argos.
I'm glad we didn't need to worry about what it looked like because this is not a rack that you would display at home and be proud of but that saying it does its primary job, to hold wine bottles, and does it satisfactorily. The wine rack came flat packed so we, I mean my husband had the task of assembling it once we got home. This was not actually hard as it's easy to figure out as the whole rack just makes a square and you can stack different bits on top of each other and then just finish it off with wood glue. The rack measures, H32, W32, D18cm and so fits nicely under our worktop and allows us easy access to the wine when we need to get it.
The wood is quite a light wood and unfinished as well so if you did want to display it I would assume that you would want to paint it or do something with it but for us it was fine the way it was. As the wood is quite light this rack is quite flimsy so I never really fill it to its full capacity as I'm not sure whether it would topple over or not. There is no backing to the rack, it is basically just open holes for the bottles to rest in so what I do is back it up against the wall at the back to give it a bit more stability. If you wanted a better one I would definitely recommend a metal rack which in my opinion are way more sturdier but to store some bottles out of view this has been an ok product.