You can’t believe your ears and eyes. Your wine rack just splintered into pieces and you’re standing there watching as the red wine slowly spreads its ugly stain through your carpet. You are sure you followed the plans to the letter. The problem wasn’t in your construction, the fault could lie in choosing the wrong wine rack plans. Now your challenge is to convince your wife it is not your fault.
Hopefully this hasn’t really happened to you. If you have made the decision to build your own wine rack, you must consider the quality of the plans you are going to use. It may seem like an unimportant piece of home furnishings until the moment it fails. Then you are faced with the loss of money from all your wines, and the cost of a professional cleaner attempting to remove the stains from your carpet. In the worst case, you may even need to replace the carpet.
By choosing wine rack plans designed by a professional craftsman, you have two important assurances. Number one, you can be confident they know what they are talking about, and their instructions will be complete, accurate, and will include the proper material list. Secondly, you can be sure they will have tested their plans, and know their quality. A professional woodworker is not going to stake his reputation, and his livelihood on a set of substandard plans.
If you were considering just grabbing a set of free plans off of the internet, stop and ask yourself this important question. What does the free plan designer have to lose? When a designer does not have anything to lose, they may not be as worried about making sure every detail of their plan is perfect. They may have neglected to add in those little details of when they had to make adjustments as they built their own rack. Sometimes those little omissions can cause you major problems during building your own wine rack, and potentially further down the road.
A wine rack must be exceedingly strong. When you just look at a simple design, or stand in front of one, they may not seem to be constructed for strength. When you are reading through a carefully designed set of wine rack plans you’ll start to see how much attention goes into making sure every joint, and every piece of material is designed to be secure. While one wine bottle is not very heavy, twenty wine bottles together combine to be very heavy.
You want to make sure your plans take care of the second critical component, beauty. Your wine deserves to be displayed in style. Professional designers don’t neglect style when they are building for strength. They carefully combine the two factors into a beautiful piece of woodwork. A well designed wine rack will become a great asset to your home.
Don’t take a chance with a hysterical wife yelling at you about her stained carpet. Choose professionally designed wine rack plans and be secure in your decision. It’s not only your reputation on the line, it is the professional woodworkers reputation also and they won’t steer you wrong.