dnarayanan wrote:what'd you do different? i can't get all 40 in my cooler unless i stack them ontop of each otehr on the top rack...can't be good for the rack.
clayfu wrote:stack them in alternating reserve. (cork to the door and opposite and on and on)
Actually, not. The bottom two shelves hold three normal bottles (left-right), plus one short bottle (front to back). The "short" space is just the right size for the Woot Sake. That makes 6 normal bottles plus 2 shorties.
Then, each of the next six shelves holds five bottles (front to back), plus one bottle sideways across the front (I guess the Pinots should go there?) This part can be a challenge, since some bottles are a little long. Depending upon the bottle, putting the narrow end to the back can add another 1/4 to 1/2 inch of space (by tipping it very slightly upwards above the back of the shelf--fortunately not high enough to dry out the cork). That makes 6 x 6 = 36.
Finally, I can fit two extra bottles on the top shelf on top of the bottles. Depending upon the width of the bottles, this can be a little tight, but it doesn't seem to stress the shelf or top particularly.
Adding it up, that's 6 + 36 + 2 = 44 (plus 2 shorties). Actually, my wife and son have remarked that, despite my unbelievable sloth, disorganization and just plain messiness, I have a real knack for packing a lot of stuff into a small space. Just ask my son after I moved him home from college last month, fitting everything into the ol' minivan.
pagreen wrote:The one curiosity--there was a handle-looking thing stuck inside and a set of screws, but no instructions on how to install it. I think I will check the website.
I did figure out how to attach the handle, by the way. Not instantly obvious, but I finally saw a picture, which led me to find the holes. Plus, the holes in the handle itself were beveled, giving me a good clue as to its orientation.
By the way, Overstock has a wine cooler featured today: Urbina Design ThermoElectric Wine Cellar with a stated 28 bottle capacity for $199, with only $3 for shipping. Deduct their 10% off coupon (good today only), and that sounds like a decent price (although I don't know anything about this unit, and would advise research before buying it).