Hey there, wine folks! We’re starting to get that little nip in the air already, huh? The cooler early mornings and late nights sure are a welcome change, though. It’s actually really nice weather especially for some impromptu wine tasting gatherings. Plus, fall wines are some of the most delightful ones we can pop open this year, don’t you agree? Along with that, these “fall wine cellars” are equally enticing as well as they grace the pages of our Tech Tuesdays each week:
What: Residential Wine Cellar
Project #: 243437
Wood: Gold/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1303
Where: Oakland, CA
Now they say that natural beauty will always be the best kind there is and we definitely agree with this one. This recent project of ours in Oakland, CA is living proof of that. Check out this simple and classy 1303-bottle wine cellar made entirely out of unstained Premium Redwood. There’s nothing flashy or unusual about this assembly, but the clean, flawless lines and structurally seamless configurations are a sure attention-grabber. Our design team has made full use of the Gold Series’ best racking features: Individual Bottle Columns with Displays, Open Diamond Bins, a neat Quarter Round Shelf, and solid Standard Archway.
But structural and functional features aside, there’s another standout element in this project that perfectly illustrates the concept of “natural beauty.” We’re talking about the wood choice for the racks: Premium Redwood in all its unstained glory. Premium Redwood wasn’t hailed as one of the top five wood choices for custom wine cellar projects for nothing. Its outstanding performance characteristics include resistance to shrinking,, warping, and checking. Durability is already a standard with this wood specie. Moreover, check out the highly attractive natural hues of the wood that range from white to pink to red and reddish brown.Custom wine cellar lighting was also cleverly installed, suitably enhancing the racks, particularly the natural colors of the wood. We like how everything appears so fresh and tidy and we’re pretty sure that once the racks are all filled up, it will be real eye-candy. The bottles will be properly showcased and what’s more, there’s nothing to detract from appreciating the client’s collection since the racking arrangement was created specifically for the purpose of enhancing it.
Here’s a little design bonus with this project! Thanks to the Quarter Round Shelf, the client can adorn the cellar with other accessories such as fine glassware, flowers, and other fun odds and ends. This is one effortless way of adding a touch of color and drama to your wine cellar and by changing things up as well, season after season!
As far as wine cellar design themes go, being “naturally beautiful” is right up our alley! Is it right up yours as well? Share your thoughts with us one this feature because we’d love to hear from you. *Cheers*
WCI wine racks cannot magically make your desired space for a future wine racking project bigger. But what our products can actually do is allow you to make more out of the space you actually have. This is the essence of the space-efficiency and flexibility features of our wine racks. Moreover, we’re really fortunate to have clients who have been enthusiastically sharing their completed works using our products and how satisfied they were of the end results:
So you guys have seen a bevy of ingenious racking transformations on the blog for the first half of this year. We’ve had Curvy Cubes doubling as window seats, under-stairwell transformations, cubby-turned-compact-cellars, and more. But just when you thought you’ve seen some pretty awesome stuff, guess what? We still keep coming up with more! It’s all a result of the products WCI offers combined with the impressive creative prowess of our clients.
Today, we’re chalking up yet another amazing assembly with the help of the Designer Series 3-Column Individual in Premium Redwood with Light Stain. Check out this old, skinny pantry of our client Nancy and how she managed to convert it into the perfect spot to store her small bottle collection.
“We did receive the wine racks as scheduled. I assembled them easily with regular old school hammer. Instructions were simple and everything turned out great. When we added a large walk in pantry as part of an addition on the house we used the racks to convert the old small skinny pantry closet in between the kitchen and dining room into wine storage. We love it!”
By getting smart with how you utilize those extra and seemingly useless spaces in your home AND knowing the right racking elements to use, you can make room for your wine storage needs. Note, too, how convenient the location is since it means Nancy can just easily reach into that pantry-turned-wine-cellar for a bottle or two, whether she’s cooking in the kitchen or having a little nightcap in the dining room.
As they say, big personalities can fit in small spaces, too. Likewise, big wine cellar dreams can be realized even in just those compact corners in your home. So don’t write off those abandoned spaces or uneven nooks and crannies in your home just yet! There MIGHT be a wine cellar waiting in the wings and all you need to do is shop the WCI website for the right wine racks to bring that to life. ^_^
With one impressive DIY feature after the other these last few weeks, there’s just one basic rule that everyone should remember when engaging in their own projects: “Do whatever feels comfortable and works for you.” You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that WCI wine racks can deliver exactly that!
We’ve devoted years and years towards enhancing the flexibility of our racks so that they can be effortlessly utilized with other racking and furniture elements. Needless to say, our efforts have never been in vain as clients keep astounding us with the many brilliant ways they have been transforming our products. Today’s feature is yet another example of this and we hope this will be another inspiration to add to your wine cellar bucket list:
Our client Bob had a nice collection going on as well as enough space in his home for a new racking assembly. He wanted to maximize that empty stretch of space along the room’s wall and create a full floor to ceiling arrangement. The Individual Columns with Display Option from the Designer Series were chosen for the project and the results were certainly predictable:
“We love our new wine storage. The racks provide an excellent way to organize much of our collection. We hired our handyman to assemble them since we do not have a nail gun. He also put a 2×4 brace behind the rack to secure it to the wall.”
Bob also smartly decided to finish off his racks with custom curved moldings. The effect is a more polished transition, hugging that sharp corner of the room quite effortlessly. Notice how there’s still space for future bottles? And notice, too, how it’s possible to make future expansions with the assembly by adding in more racks as the client’s collection flourishes. Plus, the client cleverly attached some hooks to one end of the racks, making it double as a spot to hang some miscellaneous items. Since the racks are crafted from very sturdy Premium Redwood, it’s not hard to put them into multi-functional roles.
And again, it just goes to show that with our versatile wine products here at WCI, your DIY wine cellar experience will always be filled with pleasant surprises and clever racking combinations. So check us out every Testimonial Thursday and share your own DIY story with us as well. Have a fab “first Fall” weekend, everyone!
Something new and totally exciting is happening right now here at WCI! We’ve always prided ourselves in providing bottle storage solutions to any and all kinds of wine cellar needs. Well, guess what? We’ve done it once again! We can now make wine cellar projects happen for those preferring the urban lifestyle with our newly launched Urban Living Series.
Wine cellars for your apartments or condos!
With apartment or condo living, space will always be a compromise. It’s not every often that you can find one that will offer three bedrooms with extra room like a den which you can later on convert to a wine cellar. And of course, with more space comes higher rent or mortgages. So more often than not, you’ll find residents of these semi-cramped dwellings storing their bottles of wine, champagne, and other specialty drinks in small racks propped on kitchen counters or tucked away in awkward corners. But you can kiss that little dilemma goodbye, thanks to our Urban Living Series.
These modular wine storage packages were designed specifically to accommodate apartment and condo living. We have a pretty good starting line-up consisting of 9 different racking arrangements to suit both the client’s bottle storage needs and floor space. Even better, the series comes in three height options: 6, 7, and 8-feet assemblies with 4 wood types, 5 stain options, as well as a lacquer finish option to boot.
But the awesomeness does not end there! We’ve incorporated more functional and elite options to the series such as giving our potential clients the choice to have their racking components shipped assembled. So not only are you able to have your very own wine cellar while keeping the urban lifestyle, but you’re also able to avoid the hassle of assembling them. We understand that not everyone has time for DIY wine racking projects, particularly those caught up in very busy schedules. So we felt that these little add-ons will be a welcome plus to wine enthusiasts engaged in urban living.
Hurry on over to this section of the website now to find out more about this newest addition to the WCI racking family. Your apartment or condo might just be waiting for an Urban Living Series assembly today! ^_^