Technical Tuesday Episode #213: An All-Platinum Solution For Compact Wine Cellars

November 25th, 2014 by

Who says you can’t have lay around with your wine racking assembly in a cramped space? This Tech Tuesday number is out to show us that compact spaces certainly won’t stand in the way of wine cellar goals, particularly  in terms of design:

Project # 252365
Wood: Platinum / All-heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity:
Where: Hamilton, OH

Technical Tuesday Episode #213: An All Platinum Solution For Compact Wine Cellars

Let’s take a visual tour of this wine room which has ample enough floor space but a bit tight as far as the ceiling height is concerned. Note that in a lot of our Tech Tuesday features, high reveal ceilings seem to be the default layout. But what happens now if your designated area for the project won’t be able to accommodate such set-up? No problemo! That’s what our custom wine racks are for. In this particular project, it’s an all-Platinum game. Individual Bottle Columns were mixed in with Wine Bottle Waterfalls to create the illusion of depth in the relatively low ceilings. A Mini Quarter Round Shelf was also added to cap off the ends nicely and smoothen the otherwise sharp profile of the assembly.

Technical Tuesday Episode #213: An All Platinum Solution For Compact Wine Cellars

As expected of the Platinum Series, this wine cellar also exudes the versatility factor in terms of bottle storage options. Open Diamond Bins and Wine Shelves allow for bulk bottle storage, inclusive of wine crates, bins, and boxes. Here are more shots of the racking assembly. Imagine just how many hundreds of bottles this cellar can store:

Technical Tuesday Episode #213: An All Platinum Solution For Compact Wine Cellars

All the racks are manufactured from All-Heart Redwood, unstained, and complemented by custom LED lighting elements. Notice how the natural pinkish gold palettes of the wood have been nicely enhanced by the lighting. And of course, it’s definitely worthy to mention that since this arrangement comes with a Standard Archway with glass rack accent, the custom wine cellar lighting is spot on in bringing a touch of fancy.

There are still lots of similarly inspiring designs that you can browse through at our galleries. But we also highly recommend checking out our Learning Videos, particularly if you’re embarking on a DIY wine cellar project utilizing our racking products. And before we end this last Tech Tuesday for the month of November, we’re pleased to announce more wine and wine cellar goodies to help complete your holiday shopping lists. Check out our Holiday Gift Giving Guide today! *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #213: An All Platinum Solution For Compact Wine Cellars

Why Your Wine Cellar Needs The WineZone Wine Shelf System

November 24th, 2014 by

A couple of weeks ago, we launched the newest addition to our wine racking family – the WineZone Wine Shelf System. It’s a groundbreaking product that’s unique in so many ways, but especially where functionality and versatility are concerned. We’re pretty certain there’s a WineZone Wine Shelf System in your wine cellar’s future, so take a closer look and find out why.

It’s indeed “universal” in so many ways!

Why Your Wine Cellar Needs The WineZone Wine Shelf System

First off, the WineZone Wine Shelf System was specifically designed for both residential and commercial purposes. So basically, it will work in any space you’d want to construct your wine cellar project in – may it be compact, roomy, or adorned with stubborn curves and corners. This is one racking model that can be best described as a blend of art and sophistication limited only by the imagination as to how to best utilize it in your space.

So how exactly is the rack configured so as to meet a wide range of storage needs? Each shelf is 48” wide x 12” deep and crafted in such a way that when installed in one direction, your bottle labels would be facing out. So when the shelf is flipped over, the neck or punt of the wine bottle can face out. Now using any of these orientations, you can store a case of Splits/Bordeaux/Burgundy/Small or Large Champagne bottles. That’s roughly around 12 bottles per shelf. And that’s not all. If you want to change the shelf out at any time, all you have to do is remove the bottles and flip it over – easy peasy!

But we’ve barely scratched the surface as far as the functionality of this wine shelf goes. Going further, you can also integrate a black melamine shelf for other merchandising or storage options. With that, you can use the shelf for even more storage options such as but not limited to glassware, decanters, gift baskets, case storage, other types of liquor, and even olive oils. In addition, you can also opt to use the shelf as a table top option in combination with a second shelf. Throw in a glass rack attachment above and voila! You have yourself a custom tasting station.

Why Your Wine Cellar Needs The WineZone Wine Shelf System

There are still so many other ways to play around with the highly flexible configurations of the wine shelf. We talked about being able to reverse it or mix it up with additional shelving to store stuff other than your wine bottles. But did you know that you can actually adjust the centerline of the shelves themselves to accommodate varying storage needs? For example, if you want the bottle labels to face out, we recommend the shelves to be installed at 5” centerline for easier pulling and replacement.  But if you’re maximizing on storage space, you can go with a tighter 4” centerline.

Moreover, you can increase that opening further for the wood shelves depending on the height of the items you wish to store.  And as your storage and merchandising needs change, so can the shelving!You can get a very complex look, by using these simple components.

There’ still MORE to discover about our WineZone Wine Shelf System and you can start by checking this section of our website today. Also, watch out for future wine cellar project featuring this amazing product by bookmarking our blog now! ^_^

Pretty Is As Pretty Does With The Designer Series

November 20th, 2014 by

“Pretty is as pretty does,” they usually like to say. Oftentimes, the things that can both grab AND hold our attention aren’t the flashy ones. On the contrary, they’re the simple, clean-cut lines that reek of understated elegance. Let’s translate that in terms of wine racks.

It goes without saying that the primary purpose of a wine racking assembly is always to provide the proper storage for your wine bottles. That’s kind of like the default in the grand scheme of things (or in this case, wine cellar projects). But of course, it doesn’t mean that style has to be done away with. These days, racking arrangements are becoming more and more dramatic, thanks to products that allow for the creation of truly unique assemblies.

Still, there are several considerations that might hamper some design goals, such as space and budget. These shouldn’t be a reason for you not to have an eye-catching racking arrangement, though. Utilizing functional racks with simple yet flexible configurations will definitely take things to another level. Take for example when you work with our Designer Series wine racks kit like our client Peter:

Pretty Is As Pretty Does With The Designer Series

Peter sent in for our 4-Column Individual with Display, a Rectangular Bin & Case storage, and a Curved Corner with Display in unstained All-Heart Redwood, all from the Designer Series. There’s a space reserved in the room in his home for a compact racking assembly for his small collection. Since our Designer racks are basically all “rack-and-stack” given their flexible configurations, it was just a matter of picking the right pieces and literally fitting them together. The result was a simple yet seamless set-up that hugged the walls and corners to a T.

“All in all I love it!  It was fun to use my nail gun for once which I never get to do.  It looks great and smells great and fits my space perfectly! The hardest part is probably figuring out how to organize the wine.”

~Peter Z~

Pretty Is As Pretty Does With The Designer Series

Splurge And Steal With Factory Seconds In Rustic Pine

November 19th, 2014 by

Why blow a bundle on a wine racking project when one: your budget won’t allow it; and two: you can HAVE racks that suit your needs at a way more reasonable cost. For today’s DIY feature, we’re taking a peek into our client John’s completed assembly:

“The wine racks I bought were perfect for our needs, it was the best cost effective way to ensure proper storage in a private cellar. I have recently moved from that home and left those racks for the current owner. I am evaluating where and how to best meet my increased storage demand and space, and have viewed the Factory Seconds again at your site to help me get some inspiration.

If I decide to construct a new rack based cellar, I will definitely work with Wine Cellar Innovations, your products were excellent, service above expectations, and quick easy order shipping process. Delivery was in excellent condition and excellent after sales support and service.”

~John C.~

Splurge And Steal With Factory Seconds In Rustic Pine

So let’s try to find out how John managed to come up with such high praise for our products. It goes without saying that we are absolutely flattered! But we’d also like to give proof that John’s testimonial is certainly the real deal. Note that he mentioned purchasing some products from our Factory Seconds catalogue. To be more specific, he actually bought a couple of Open Diamond Cubes in Rustic Pine. Since it’s from our discounted “Factory Seconds” line, that means “cost” is not even an issue. The mere fact that these racks have been placed in our discounted line is enough to make one brush away the worries on the price tag.  These wine racks are all very attractive and sturdy pieces of wood wine storage that been so generously marked down to move out at a quicker rate.

But the term “factory seconds” or “discounted racking” should not mislead us. Again, these racks are practically brand-new. It just so happens that sometimes, one or some of these things happen: a rack is manufactured with an extra knot in the wood, was stained a wrong color, the order was cancelled half way through production, or it becomes discontinued due to lack of popularity. So they have to basically be moved out quick even if they are custom-designed units that should originally be bearing a pricier tag.

Splurge and steal just like John by checking out our Factory Seconds line-up or better yet, scheduling a visit to our showroom today. We can make both custom AND affordable wine cellar projects happen, thanks to these “discounted” wonders. ^_^

Splurge And Steal With Factory Seconds In Rustic Pine