It’s the last Testimonial Thursday for the month of love, folks! Can time fly any faster? Seems like it was only last week when 2014 kicked in. Anyhow, we’re going to keep those DIY wine cellar features coming in, so March will definitely be a month to look forward to. But let’s not get ahead of things yet because today, there’s still one more episode to enjoy:
Check out this Traditional Redwood display that the client assembled himself to house his collection. It’s a great example of a very space-efficient arrangement since it is able to utilize the designated floor space to the fullest. The client was smart enough to purchase the Curved Corner rack along with the Individual Bottle Columns with displays because this combination created a good amount of storage space. Note that the Curved Corner in the Traditional Redwood Series kit has a bottle capacity of approximately 84 standard-sized bottles, including small champagne bottles. Plus, it also helps immensely that this wine rack forms a smooth 90 degree transition between walls so you get a nice and seamless appearance, just like what the client turned out here.
As far as space-efficiency is concerned, the racks are fashioned with square cut front rails as well as shallow rack depth. And, the eased edges prevent bottle labels from tearing when inserting bottles into the racks. All in all, it’s a carefully thought out design to bring out the cost-effective factor of the racks and please the customer’s taste AND budget!
Now let’s move on and explore more of the details of this racking assembly. Diamond Cubes were thrown in beneath a simple tabletop to complete a versatile wine tasting station. We also like the fact that the client kept it simple, choosing to go with the unstained version of the wood in this project. The overall effect is very vintage and can certainly go with any decor or design the client may choose for the rest of the room in the future. This is one of the advantages of the Traditional Redwood kit because the racks are elegantly crafted, hence, they are so easy to mix and match.
You guys will be very pleased to know that here at WCI, we believe in being pro-active. While we know that our products are second to none in quality, we also know that there is room for improvement. That’s why we always take the time to review each one and see what we can do to improve them during the manufacturing and production stages. Our Testimonial Thursdays also serve as venues for our clients to share with us their views and let us know exactly what they need so we can provide the right solutions. This is why we highly encourage everyone to take part in our Testimonial Thursday features and let us know how we can make wine storage even better for you! Thanks for following us all this month and see you guys next week for the very first episode for March. ^_^
Hello, Wine Wednesday! What’ll you be pouring today, folks? Well, count on us to be toasting with you as we bring you another exciting We Make It Happen episode. Consider this as some sort of spinoff from where we left off two Wednesdays ago when we we’re talking about making your custom wine cellars “happen.”
We discussed how other components in a wine cellar project apart from the racks and wine cooling system are also very essential, to wit: floors, ceilings, and doors. So today, we’re going to give you guys an eyeful on how to turn those entryways into iconic additions to your wine storage hubs.
One of the most important things to remember is that wine cellar doors can be crafted from all sorts of materials: wood, glass, etched glass, and metal to name a few. This means there are various elements to work with. This also means you have to be able to properly choose the materials that would work best for your wine cellar taking into account both the functionality and aesthetic factors.
Note that a wine cellar door contributes significantly to the proper insulation of your wine cellar. So you have to be careful in making your selection, particularly when it comes to the materials being utilized. For example, if you’re going for purely wooden options, then go for species that are known for their durability and resiliency, like Redwood, Rustic Pine, and Mahogany. If you prefer glass, make sure it’s the type that can maximize refrigeration and humidification benefits, like the ones we use here at WCI. Of course, combining two or even more materials is highly recommended as well, like going for wood and glass.
So how exactly can we make all these happen for you? Well, ask no more because all these functionality and style factors CAN be found in our plethora of gorgeous wine cellar entryways, including glass-enclosed numbers:
That’s not all! If you’re in a hurry to make that wine cellar project come together, we also have our Same Day Door Store exactly for that purpose. The main purpose of the “Same Day Door Store” there is to offer high quality custom wine cellar doors for those who need them ASAP. That’s why these babies are ready for shipping the moment you click on that purchase button! Naturally, we recommend you contact us for shipping transit times so you’ll have a clean and clear idea on exactly when your door will arrive, pardon the pun, on your doorstep.
Stay tuned for more custom wine cellar goodies on our next episodes and don’t forget that design consultation here at WCI is 100% free. Have a fab week, wine buddies! ^_^
Technical Tuesday Episode #173: Geometrically Gorgeous With The Platinum Series In All-Heart Redwood
February is about to come to a close! But don’t be down, wine lovers, because while the month of love may be here and gone, the wine cellar love here at WCI certainly won’t. Not when we saved the best for last for this month’s Tech Tuesday! Today, we’re bringing you some real eye-candy, and literally, from floor to ceiling.:
What: Residential Wine Cellar
Project #: 234943
Wood: Platinum Series/All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1129
Where: Stony Point, NY
Remember how we talked about the significance of wine cellar ceilings in one of our more recent We Make It Happen Wednesdays episodes? Well, this project is a fine example of all those points we tackled, specifically on the functionality and aesthetic roles of these ceilings. This one, in particular, exudes a very elegant appeal that combines the best design aspects of our Coffered and Raised Panel Ceilings. Notice how more open the wine room looks thanks to the added illusion of depth and space proffered by these gorgeous ceilings.
Now here are some great shots of the actual construction phase. See how everything was properly insulated with studs and soffits before the decorative elements were incorporated. We have also previously discussed how essential it is to create the ideal wine storage conditions for your bottles by ascertaining that the desired temperature and humidity levels in the cellar are always maintained. That’s why it’s not just your walls that should be properly insulated, but your floors and ceilings as well.
Let’s move on to the racking assembly which features the top-of-the line Platinum Series in lightly stained All-Heart Redwood. It goes without saying that this project has made use of all the best storage options the series can offer: Individual Bottle Columns with Displays, Quarter Round Wine Displays and Shelves, Curved Corners, and of course, the ever dramatic Wine Bottle Waterfall.
The mixture of straightforward bottle columns with the curved corners and Quarter Rounds has resulted in a very geometrically gorgeous appearance for this project. But definitely, its the Wine Bottle Waterfall capped off with the Mini Quarter Round Shelf that’s the focal point of this assembly. We’ve done a good number of other residential cellars utilizing this racking style and the reviews have always been anything but unsatisfactory. We can’t wait to see how THIS one would look when the waterfall will be all filled up with the bottles displayed in a stunning, cascading fashion.
Here’s a closer look at the set-up. See how much variety there is in bottle storage. This is what makes the Platinum Series the finest in WCI’s custom racking line – offering anyone the ability to showcase his collection in the most unique way possible with the help of the expansive selection of custom wine display options. This particular Tech Tuesday feature can proudly host approximately 1129 bottles in super stylish elegance.
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of wine cellar construction is when you get to that stage where you can “dress up” your wine cellar. Believe us, even our experienced wine cellar professionals look forward to this segment in the construction process as well. That’s because it’s that part where you can really explore the limits of your artistry and just let your creative juices flow. This is why we just love putting the spotlight on DIY projects that showcase the unique ideas of our clients as they turn their wine cellars into works of art.
So for today, we’d want you guys to check out this absolutely gorgeous number featuring our Gold Series custom wine racks. The client sent in for pretty much the basic individual and bulk bottle storage options: Individual Bottle Columns, Open Diamond Bins and displays, as well as a Standard Archway with tabletop. But that’s where what’s “standard” in terms of a wine cellar project ends.
First off, the client chose this highly attractive stain option for the racks which gave them a beautiful burgundy hue, reminiscent of aged wine barrels. This gives the entire set-up a vintage flavor, akin to our Vintage Wine Barrel Tabletops. But instead of the latter, the client chose to go for Montana flagstone c0untertops. We just love the contrast between the rough, uneven texture of the countertops and the smooth, clean lines of the racks.
Also, check out the porcelain wood floor with light green accented brown and gold veined onyx. It complements the countertops and racks so well, completing the uniqueness factor in this project. we also appreciate the fact that while most of the materials used seem heavyset, the overall effect is still so artful.Now the only teeny issue the client ran into with this project is with the installation of his Cellarpro wine cooling unit. Nonetheless, our professionals were on top of things and sorted Dan’s dilemma with the unit installation in a jiffy. You guys might want to check out this section of our website for more detailed information on Cellarpro as well as other wine cooling systems WCI carries. We’ll, of course, be talking more about wine cellar cooling unit installation in future posts, so feel free to shoot us your concerns as well. We’d also be very excited to showcase YOUR DIY wine cellar projects featuring our racking products. So share with us those fab photos on how you “dressed up” your wine cellars today!