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

Technical Tuesday Episode No. 212: Straightforward Function With A Twist With Vintner Wine Racks

November 18th, 2014 by

It’s Vintner season once again as our most popular wine racks kit series makes a smashing comeback. This time, it’s a simple, straightforward and very space-efficient wine cellar closet:

What: Residential Wine Cellar
Project #: 247307
Wood: Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 534
Stain: None

Technical Tuesday Episode No. 212: Straightforward Function With A Twist With Vintner Wine RacksThere are really times when clients prefer functionality over style in a wine cellar project. In those cases, we make sure that the storage needs of the client are met firsthand. So the main goal of our professional design team is to maximize the designated floor space and create a racking assembly that will be able to store as many bottles as possible. In order to accomplish this end, our team usually takes into account the types of racks that will be utilized to ensure that the space-efficiency factor is met.

Vintner, in this case, meets all the requirements and offers even more. With the addition of 3- and 4-feet height options, creating versatile racking arrangements has become a more fulfilling task. No matter how compact or roomy the area may be, you can rest assured that the racks will be able to provide for your bottle storage needs. In addition, Vintner also allows for variety in the storage options even if you’re just working in a limited space. Today’s feature is a great example because this smallish room can actually host up to over 500 bottles. Also, with the way the racks were mixed and matched, the cellar has an airy ambiance.

Technical Tuesday Episode No. 212: Straightforward Function With A Twist With Vintner Wine RacksStill, while function may be the primary goal in this particular project, that doesn’t mean style is totally done away with. That’s the beauty of working with the Vintner wine rack kits. It sports custom amenities such as beveled rails and rounded edges, comes with an extensive selection of racking models AND molding packages, and wood, stain and finish options on top of it all. So basically, you get to experiment with your racking design as well without having to shell out a custom cost for it!

Excited to get started? Well, so are we! Allow us to help you take the first step towards your wine cellar goals. Chat with us today without spending a single cent. Take advantage of our free design services and you’ll be on your way to giving your collection the home it deserves. *Cheers*

More Mix & Match Options With Your Wood, Stains, & Finishes!

November 17th, 2014 by

Rise and shine for another manic Monday, wine chaps! Barely 6 weeks left to go before Christmas. How excited are you guys? We’re pretty hyped, especially with our Holiday Gift Giving Guide that’s out and ready to help everyone out with their wine gift shopping. But that’s not all. We’ve also been getting so many custom projects done, allowing us to feature so many of our products.

Notice that in the last couple of weeks, we’ve been focusing on the “mix and match” features of our racking products. But here at WCI, our racks are not the only things you can do combo plays with. You can also do the same with our wood, stain and finish options. There’s actually no big secret to achieving unique wine racking assemblies as far as style and design are concerned. It’s all in how you creative you can get with your wood, stain, and finish options and of course, capping things off with the right wine cellar accents.

More Mix & Match Options With Your Wood, Stains, & Finishes!

We’ll let this project illustrate better what we’re talking about ^_^. First off, it’s a pretty big large wine room that can easily hold approximately 3661 bottles. It’s all done up in our elite line, the Platinum Series. This would basically explain the gorgeous, clean lines of the racks, the flexible storage options, and the seamless overall appearance of arrangement as it spans the entire cellar.

More Mix & Match Options With Your Wood, Stains, & Finishes!

But how do we explain the luxurious, golden color of the racks? THAT now is a result of dressing up the wood in the right kind of stain or finish that will really bring out the wood’s natural beauty. In this particular project, the client went with Black Walnut which is not one of the more common choices for wine racks. But at WCI, we also have another product category under Wine Cellar Wood Choices called “Select Woods.” We are the proud owners of a fully integrated mill which takes lumber from a rough sewn stage all the way through the finishing details. Thanks to these capabilities, we can manufacture wine cellars in any wood commercially available.

More Mix & Match Options With Your Wood, Stains, & Finishes! More Mix & Match Options With Your Wood, Stains, & Finishes!

Still, the wood choice alone is not enough to justify that eye-catching luster of the racks. We have our custom stains and finish options to thank for that. In this case, Black Walnut was donned up in lacquer. It’s pretty classic and the result is a really elegant appearance of the racks. In general, our lacquer finishes consist of multiple applications of a clear coat sealant with intricate hand-sanding treatments between finishes. This gives the racks a smooth, gleaming finish and as we mentioned, an elegant ambience. Check out more snaps of the Individual Bottle Columns, Open Diamond Cubes, and Wine Shelves below, all “lacquered up”:

More Mix & Match Options With Your Wood, Stains, & Finishes! More Mix & Match Options With Your Wood, Stains, & Finishes! More Mix & Match Options With Your Wood, Stains, & Finishes!

Also, don’t forget that here at WCI, our stains, finishes, and lacquers are all water-based. That means they’re way more safe and eco-friendly compared to oil-based ones and the cleanup is fast and easy, too. Want to learn more on how to “mix and match” your woods and stain and finish options? See our Interactive Swatch Viewer and shoot us an e-mail for more queries! ^_^

What You Still Didn’t Know About The WCI Vintner Individual Bottle Columns

November 13th, 2014 by

Did you know that wine racks can also double as your wine cellar accessories? They’re not just all about storing your bottles, you know. While function might be the focal point of these racks, that doesn’t mean they can’t have other interesting uses. Again, this is why we just love it when clients send us the results of how they have cleverly used our products.
What You Still Didnt Know About The WCI Vintner Individual Bottle Columns

Now this client recently constructed a spanking new kitchen and to go with it and they decided to install a wine bar as well. It’s a pretty good move considering a wine bar will definitely make mealtimes in the kitchen something to look forward to, particularly dinnertime. They purchased two Individual Bottle Columns from our Vintner Series kit in Premium Redwood and donned with Dark Walnut Stain. Here’s what they came up with:

 What You Still Didnt Know About The WCI Vintner Individual Bottle Columns

“We used a nail gun to put them together.  We also had them built in to our new wine bar attached to the end of our new kitchen.  Love them!”


We really liked how they put the columns on either side of the bar, serving as a frame to cap off the cabinets. Even at just a glance, one can see that this is a very functional wine bar that will provide lots of satisfying wine tasting moments. But what really caught our fancy by the set-up is the way the Individual Columns were utilized to complement the glassware display cabinet, rather than take the focus away from it. We loved the way they accentuated the cabinet and with the Dark Walnut Stain, the racks meshed perfectly with the whole assembly.

With this project inspiring us, it bears emphasizing (and not for the first time!) how the individual bottle storage options in the WCI wine rack kits line can be easily mixed and matched with other wine cellar components to fit any space and suit any bottle storage needs. Right now, these columns come in 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-bottle column widths at prices so reasonable you just can’t afford to pass them up. Plus, they are also available with the added feature of a display row. These display rows will allow one to fully showcase the cream of the crop of one’s collection. More than just a few commercial wine establishments have actually been using these columns with display rows to help boost their wine sales.

So once again, Vintner comes out surprising us with what it can do to one’s wine cellar projects! Why not try out your own and share with us what you’ve come up with as well. See you guys next Testimonial Thursday! ^_^