True Timeless Appeal With The Designer Series

September 29th, 2014 by

And the Designer Series does it again, wine folks! We knew the month wouldn’t end without this highly popular wine rack kit stealing the spotlight once more. We’re actually grateful that a client sent in this awesome project which was completed two years back. This gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about another aspect of the Designer Series wine racks kit – its timeless appeal.

Now when you build a wine cellar, it’s pretty much elementary that you’re building it mainly for providing the right storage conditions for your prized collection. It’s not like any other section of your home wherein you can renovate when needed or wanted. A wine cellar is “for keeps,” unless by some weird twist of fate you decide to give up wine entirely!

This being said, it’s only proper that when you choose a design for your racking assembly, you should focus on one that will be as ageless as your wine bottles. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or ultra-modern. In fact, some of the most inspiring arrangements we’ve worked on or seen were fairly simple, with just a little twist here and there thanks to custom accessories. Case in point: wine cellars built with our Designer Series wine racks kit!

True Timeless Appeal With The Designer Series

Check out this super classic assembly the client has put together, mixing and matching standard Individual Bottle Columns, wine shelves, and a simple Standard Archway with Tabletop. There is nothing extraordinary about the set-up, but that’s what makes it such a classic addition to the client’s home. This is the kind of racking style that will work with just about any existing theme and/or decor in one’s home, no matter how many years of renovations or upgrades the homeowner plans on undertaking.

Note that there is so much bottle storage space afforded by the racks, despite  it being more of a wine tasting center  rather than a formal wine cellar or room.  AND, in the event that the client would decide to construct a formal wine room in the future, there’s no stopping them from taking this entire set-up and recreating it in the new wine room. That’s how relatively simple it is to re-install the racks and make it work with other racking elements.

“We installed them almost two years ago and they are great.  We had a carpenter friend install them and his feedback was very positive.”


Awesome Holiday DIY Wine Gift Ideas: It’s Never Too Early!

September 25th, 2014 by

You can have THIS waiting under the tree for your loved one! We’re pretty sure he or she would not be disappointed ^_^. Happy Testimonial Thursday, wine chaps! So we’re down to the last few days of  the month of September and guess what that means? It’s the beginning of the holiday rush and it’s time to get a head start.

That’s why starting next month, we’ll be lining up more holiday wine gift inspirations to help you guys complete that shopping list early. And as a teaser, let’s check out this gorgeous Designer 108 Tasting Table that our client Luis Muniz got for his wife for Christmas. We bet she had a blast unwrapping THIS:

Awesome Holiday DIY Wine Gift Ideas: Its Never Too Early!Our wooden 108 Bottle Tasting Table is actually part of the Designer Series wine racks kit. This compact but highly functional piece offers both extra bottle wine storage and working space. You’ll find that it makes for the perfect spot for decanting wine and taking inventory of your collection. The table measures at 6 columns wide x 9 rows high and is 2-feet deep, allowing it to accommodate a total of 108 standard-sized bottles as well as split and small champagne ones.

Awesome Holiday DIY Wine Gift Ideas: Its Never Too Early!Here’s a great shot of Luis putting the rack together. The assembly portion went smoothly, much to the delight of the client and to our own, of course:

Hello Raquel, in response to your questions: Assembly was straight forward, and yes we did use a small nail gun. Everything seemed to go together quite easy. I purchased the wine table as a Christmas gift for my wife, who spent no time in filling up all the racks! She loves it!”

~Luis Muniz~

Awesome Holiday DIY Wine Gift Ideas: Its Never Too Early!Luis’ wife lost no time filling the racks up. Notice that with this close range shot, the racks sport beveled ends and rounded edges to cradle the bottles comfortably and securely. No need to worry about tearing those labels off when you remove or replace a bottle!

Awesome Holiday DIY Wine Gift Ideas: Its Never Too Early!We like the way Luis dressed up the table with those colorful accents. Also, see how there’s plenty of space on the tabletop to display choice bottles, glassware, and other accessories. For his wine-loving wife, we do believe that this was indeed a holiday gift that was spot-on!

Browse this section of the website today and get a head-start on that shopping list as well. You’ll find more than just a few items that your wine loving family and friends would definitely love to have under the tree this Christmas. Happy shopping! ^_^

We Make It Happen With Cool Adjustable Shelves & Corner Cabinets!

September 24th, 2014 by

Check it out, wine cellar fans! It’s the last We Make It Happen feature for the month of September. The shopping season is starting and it’s definitely high time for us to get inspired with some awesome holiday wine gift ideas. We’re actually going to give you guys some early-bird teasers on tomorrow’s Testimonial Thursday episode, so don’t forget to tune in for that. In the meantime, let’s enjoy more custom wine cellar goodness as we feast our eyes on this wonderfully functional and funky project decked out in WCI’s custom adjustable shelves and corner cabinets:

We Make It Happen With Cool Adjustable Shelves & Corner Cabinets!Now this residential wine room was built to accommodate a fairly fast-growing collection. So essentially, there was a prerequisite need to maximize the allocated space as much as possible. True to form, the WCI design team was able to accomplish exactly that, bringing to life this wine cellar with a little over 1600 bottle storage capacity. The secret lies in the custom adjustable cabinets which can be manipulated to accommodate a wide variety of products – wine, champagne, and other liquor bottles; individually or in bulk, including wine cases or crates.

We Make It Happen With Cool Adjustable Shelves & Corner Cabinets!One of the focal points of this assembly though, is this really cool custom Corner Cabinet crafted out of Premium Redwood. See how it’s specifically structured to fit perfectly into its designated space in the wine room? That’s the beauty of custom-made wine storage: you’re able to maximize wine storage space while minimizing cabinet footprint and overall space requirements. This corner beauty is designed to fit into those uneven grooves, taking advantage of space that is often not usable. It makes for a great spot to showcase your fine glassware and other wine accessories. Of course, you can also choose to display your best vintages here if you want and lots of other stuff, too. Your imagination is basically the only limit there is!

Make your custom wine cellar goals a reality at a budget that works for you by chatting with our professional design consultants today. We will definitely make it happen the way you want it to! Catch you all next week for our first October episode. ^_^


Technical Tuesday Episode #204: Fall Elegance With Dark Walnut-Stained Platinum Racks

September 23rd, 2014 by

You can really tell when seasons are officially changing because of the trends. Clothes, shoes, food, and of course, even home and wine cellar designs. Well, we for one are totally “falling” for the Fall season because of the jewel-toned hues and bolder styles, just like we couldn’t wait for Starbucks to bring back that Pumpkin Spice Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha flavors (haha!).

What: Residential Wine Cellar
Project #: 241824
Wood: Platinum/All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 988
Where: Jackson, MS

Technical Tuesday Episode #204: Fall Elegance With Dark Walnut Stained Platinum RacksThat being said, let’s check out this beautiful Dark Walnut creation combining the top racking units from our Platinum Series. It’s a very elegant assembly with flawless racking transition and symmetry, compliments of the versatile features of our top-of-the-line custom wine racks. When you’re intent on getting only the best results from your wine cellar project, the Platinum Series is really your best bet with over 120 wood, stain, and finish options to choose from, along with the extensive variety in bottle storage.

Technical Tuesday Episode #204: Fall Elegance With Dark Walnut Stained Platinum RacksFor this project, it’s mostly a conglomeration of the series’ Individual Bottle Columns. Note that there are several styles you can work with and mix and match them up for both functional and unique arrangements:

  • Split, Wine, & Champagne Individual
  • 15 Degree Display Single Level
  • High Reveal Display
  • Wine Display Lighting
  • Magnum Individuals
  • Large-Format Wine Bottles (3-6 Litres)
  • Single & Double Deep Storage
  • 15 Degree Display Multiple Levels

 Also, don’t forget that the series also offers Earthquake Resistant Wine Racks which are a really good investment (don’t forget that big quake that hit California and Napa Valley just last August!).

Technical Tuesday Episode #204: Fall Elegance With Dark Walnut Stained Platinum RacksThis assembly also features custom Adjustable Shelves and Solid Vertical Displays to accommodate larger-format bottles. Combined with the raised panel ceilings, the outcome is that of an organized and seamless racking set-up that gives of the wonderful illusion of so much space despite it’s original 988-bottle storage capacity.

Technical Tuesday Episode #204: Fall Elegance With Dark Walnut Stained Platinum RacksHere’s a terrific shot of the cellar, allowing us to see the entire arrangement.  Thanks to the custom LED lighting, the racks are much more enhanced. Note that this is also another glass-enclosed project, which makes the custom lighting elements almost a necessity. Nothing can enhance the elegance factor of a wine cellar better than the play between light and glass as we have emphasized more than just a few times in all our other past creations.

Technical Tuesday Episode #204: Fall Elegance With Dark Walnut Stained Platinum RacksLast but certainly not the least, it pays to keep in mind that since the racks are all crafted out of All-Heart Redwood, they retain stains and finishes exceptionally well. Redwood is known not just for its resiliency and durability, but in its ability to morph into various amazing looks depending on the stain and finish option you dress the wood up in. This is why the deep colors of Dark Walnut show up marvelously in this project, giving the wine cellar a luxurious charm.

Next week, it’s the final Tech Tuesday for the month of September! We have something quite special lined up for you guys so don’t miss out. Plus, since the holiday shopping season is here, don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list for the latest deals and discounts on our racking products. *Cheers*