My client wanted a rack to hold a wall of beer. A corporate logo would be painted on huge grid of bottles, which would then be dramatically and variably backlit. The rack therefore needed to have a very narrow profile and a largely open back.
These drawings show the first two iterations of this design. It started out at 256 bottles, went through 288 but I soon understood that the client wanted maximal bottle density. We ended up at 400 bottles in eight feet high and wide.
I planned to make four eight food high bays, each holding ten shelves of ten bottles each. The case of each bay and the shelf supports would be made of ½″ plywood.