We Make It Happen With Platinum Custom Moldings

September 17th, 2014 by

Are you also stumped with the question as to how some racking assemblies are put together so seamlessly compared to others? Sometimes, it’s all about the “little things” in assembling and installing your racks that make all the difference. It’s these little things that can make it happen for your wine cellar projects which is why WCI takes them into careful consideration. Case in point – the custom crown and base moldings for your wine racks.

Are you also stumped with the question as to how some racking assemblies are put together so seamlessly compared to others? Sometimes, it’s all about the “little things” in assembling and installing your racks that make all the difference. It’s these little things that can make it happen for your wine cellar projects which is why WCI takes them into careful consideration. Case in point – the custom crown and base moldings for your wine racks.

Trimming your racks with style!

You’ll find that nothing can complete your racking arrangement quite like custom designed crown and base moldings. They help blend in any gaps between the wine racks and the ceiling and flooring so your racks flow around the room seamlessly. Plus, since you can have them customized, it’s easy to get them to match the design of your racks or complement the same.

Note that here at WCI, you have just about as many wood and stain and finish options, including lacquer, with your racks as with these moldings. Even better, you can also go for a fancier look with Decorative Carved Moldings that can really add a dramatic touch to your assembly. So basically, you kill two birds with one stone here. You get that flawless look for your racking arrangement while being able to play around with the style factor as well. Here are a few select styles that can certainly add detail and high relief to the interior trim of your racks. These 3-dimensional architectural wood carvings on your moldings can be installed even in your archway, top corner alcoves, or even the entire wine cellar entryway.

We Make It Happen With Platinum Custom Moldings

We Make It Happen With Platinum Custom Moldings

We Make It Happen With Platinum Custom Moldings

We Make It Happen With Platinum Custom Moldings

We Make It Happen With Platinum Custom Moldings

 

 

That’s not all! The moldings are also available in curved profiles to match your Curved Corner Racks. This makes it possible to trim those uneven nooks and crannies, particularly in projects where you don’t have much of a choice but to work with irregular spaces. With these curved crown and base moldings, your racks will be able to blend with the ceilings and floors and literally wrap around the room.

Trim those racks the right way and make it happen with WCI Platinum Custom Moldings. You can’t beat that flawless AND fabulous result! ^_^

Technical Tuesday Episode #203 – Naturally Beautiful Wine Cellar In Unstained Premium Redwood

September 16th, 2014 by

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

Technical Tuesday Episode #203   Naturally Beautiful Wine Cellar In Unstained Premium RedwoodNow 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.

Technical Tuesday Episode #203   Naturally Beautiful Wine Cellar In Unstained Premium RedwoodBut 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.Technical Tuesday Episode #203   Naturally Beautiful Wine Cellar In Unstained Premium RedwoodCustom 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.

Technical Tuesday Episode #203   Naturally Beautiful Wine Cellar In Unstained Premium RedwoodHere’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!

Technical Tuesday Episode #203   Naturally Beautiful Wine Cellar In Unstained Premium RedwoodAs 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*

 

Small, Skinny Pantry Transforms Into Sleek Wine Cellar Closet!

September 15th, 2014 by

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:

Small, Skinny Pantry Transforms Into Sleek Wine Cellar Closet!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!”

~Nancy~

 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. ^_^

Do It The Way You Want It With Our Designer Series

September 11th, 2014 by

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:

Do It The Way You Want It With Our Designer SeriesOur 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 C.~

Do It The Way You Want It With Our Designer SeriesBob 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!