Thanks for all the wonderful comments. To answer some of your questions, the wine rack is located above a lower cabinet so it doesn't receive traffic walking directly in front of it. Unfortunately, with our setup, the rack is located near a large sliding glass door, as all other wall real estate was taken up with the kitchen cabinets (you'll see when the tour is posted). Regarding the rods. We actually bought 1/2" diameter aluminum rod from a local metal supply shop and cut them to 12" lengths. Using our router table with an 1/8" round-over bit, we softened the ends. Because the material was raw, we sanded them with steel wool to clean them and give them a soft matte finish (resembling stainless steel). Drilling and tapping the other end gave us the means to thru-bolt them to the walnut panel. Hope that helps clarify things. Again, thanks for all the kind words!
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