Racks To Suit All Storage Needs

December 11th, 2014 by

There will always be space for more wine bottles just as there will always be wine racks that will accommodate your collection, no matter the size thereof. It’s especially true when you’re talking about WCI wine racks!

Always remember that here at WCI, our ultimate goal is to provide only nthe most suitable wine storage solutions for wine and wine cellar lovers everywhere. That’s why we constantly grow our products and come up with racks that would answer to the storage needs of our clientele. Versatility in our product line is probably one of our strongest points. Also, it’s the amazing flexibility of our racks that sets them apart from the rest.

And because we are always on the lookout for storage solutions for our diverse clientele, we have managed to put together an extensive catalogue of wine racks in the process. We’re also pretty lucky that a lot of them keep sending in the results of their work with our racks. It allows us to see the how creative our customers can get and at the same time, assess which areas still need to be improved on or what storage needs are yet to be addressed.

Our client Obie is one of those who needed specific racks to store several bottles of fine French and Spanish red wine. Their store does not really stock these bottles in large numbers so the right-sized racks were in order. They sent in for our Pine 28 Bottle Scallop Wine Rack which basically comes from our Small Wine Racks line-up. This sturdy and spacious rack consists of 2 rows of 9 wine bottle nooks. It sports a rustic, unfinished look and feel that’s so authentically vintage.

Assembly is a breeze because all you need to do is interlock the scalloped crossbars into the end pieces. And of course, like all racks here at WCI, the Scallop Wine Rack features the famous “rack-and-stack” configurations. They’re designed to be stacked, one on top of the other, especially if down the road you’ll find the need for more storage space. Also, our client Obie might have ordered the rack in its unstained glory, but it’s also available in our various stain and finish options. What’s more, our Scallop Racks also come in a 26-bottle configuration!

“The assembly was a breeze. No nails were used just a bit of wood glue. We do not keep a large inventory with the exception of the year end holidays, when we keep 15 or 18 bottles of fine French and Spanish red wine.”

~Obie L.~

Racks To Suit All Storage Needs

 

We Make It Happen With Custom Tabletops & Cabinets

December 10th, 2014 by

The little add-ons here and there to your wine racking projects can make so much more of a difference than you think. It’s even more so when you have them custom-made. It’s neither a difficult or unreasonably costly venture, particularly when you’re working with us here at WCI. Watch how we can make that happen with our custom tabletops and cabinets!

Function, design, and so much more!

We Make It Happen With Custom Tabletops & Cabinets

Let’s talk about custom tabletops design first. A stunning tabletop or countertop surface in your wine cellar will certainly raise its aesthetic levels several notches up. But just because it would look attractive doesn’t always mean it’s practical, right? In fact, it’s the opposite most of the time. So how do you go about creating a balance between eye-catching style and your budget? WCI provides all the answers you need thanks to our pretty varied selection of tabletop and countertop options.

Starting from the material, you get to choose from the following:

We Make It Happen With Custom Tabletops & Cabinets

Clicking on the link for each one will allow you to further evaluate the specific characteristics of each material. But here are some essential things you’d definitely want to keep in mind about them. First off, they are all cost-effective materials, although some might be even cheaper than the others. Cork, for example, is a rapidly renewable resource and with the abundant supply of this material, it’s so wonderfully easy on the pockets. Second, they are all eco-friendly! Utilizing these materials can lend minimal impact to the environment which is a huge cherry on top of all their other impressive features. Last but not the least, all these materials can be further customized by the client. Chatting with our professional design consultants will give you a better idea on how we can make THAT customization process happen!

We Make It Happen With Custom Tabletops & Cabinets

Next up are the custom wine cabinets. Don’t be confused with our “custom wine refrigerated cabinets,” though because these are quite different. This is all about the “Custom Cabinetry” section which not everyone might have visited on our website. This section is comprised of all the design essentials you’ll ever need to accentuate your wine cabinets, shelves, and drawers. It’s a menagerie of custom cabinet panel doors, drawers, knobs and pulls, decorative onlays and borders, and more.

Take a quick tour of our photo galleries for inspiring concepts utilizing these awesome add-ons. And don’t forget to chat with our experienced consultants so you can start on your own today, too! ^_^

Technical Tuesday Episode #215: Wine Cellar Closets And Why They Rock!

December 9th, 2014 by

Wine cellar closets are seriously one of the most ingenious concepts as far as wine cellar projects are concerned. A long time ago, people thought they could not have a proper place to store their wines if they didn’t have enough space for a formal wine room, like  maybe in the basement or some other spare room in the house. But that is definitely a thing of the past.

Nowadays, you can build a wine cellar anywhere in your home and utilize whatever space you may have available, even when you need to trim corners and curves to do so. It’s all thanks to amazing wine refrigeration technology that allows us to create the ideal storage conditions for our bottles anywhere in the home and of course, clever wine racking ideas. Today’s Tech Tuesday episode is a fine example of how amazing these wine cellar closets can be:

Name: Jim Perry
Project # 254617
Wood: Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 224
Where: Monmouth, NJ

Technical Tuesday Episode #215: Wine Cellar Closets And Why They Rock!

Suffice it to say that for this project, the client did not exactly have a wide, open space to work with. But that did not stop the WCI design team from creating cozy little nook where the client could store his collection. With the help of the Designer Series wine racks kit, the team was able to turn out this 224-bottle capacity wine cellar closet. It’s comprised of 3- and 5-Column Individual with Display and a Curved Corner with Display to hug the space’s awkward angles. The end result is this sleek arrangement that gives the client a whole lot more storage space than he’d hoped for!

This is the beauty of working with wine rack kits like our Designer Series. The various column widths of the racks can be easily manipulated to work with any floor-to-ceiling configurations. In addition, Curved Corner racks make it possible to utilize those uneven spaces that may have been otherwise pretty much useless. Since all our wine rack kits are easily “racked-and-stacked” due to their flexible configurations, it’s just a simple matter of choosing the right racking pieces that would literally fit into the designated area for the wine cellar project.

Technical Tuesday Episode #215: Wine Cellar Closets And Why They Rock!

In order to destroy the “cramped” image of the wine cellar closet, our designers threw in a Basic Entry Door in unstained Brazilian Mahogany with clear glass. Plus, the racks which are crafted from Premium Redwood were also done up in Classic Mahogany stain that worked perfectly with the door. So you can basically see how space was not a setback to turning out a functional AND stylish assembly.

You can check out more wine cellar closet inspirations over at our Photo Gallery. But even better, chat with our design consultants today and see how you can fit your dream wine cellar in your home without having to worry if there’s enough space for it. *Cheers*

Spotlight On Prime Mahogany

December 8th, 2014 by

How important is your wood choice when it comes to your wine cellar projects? We’d like to say that it is absolutely essential, especially when it comes to defining both functionality and style of your racking arrangement. There are a lot of options out there, but suffice it to say that not all of them would be suitable for a custom wine cellar project. That’s why here at WCI, we’ve rounded up the top four picks for custom wine cellar projects: All-Heart Redwood, Premium Redwood, Rustic Pine, and Prime Mahogany.

Spotlight On Prime Mahogany

Redwood is probably the most featured wood option in our blog, particularly in our Tech Tuesday episodes. Rustic Pine comes in second. But Prime Mahogany doesn’t seem to be as prominent, so it’s a terrific opportunity to talk about this wood option thanks to this latest residential arrangement from our client in Oklahoma, OK. This gorgeous wine room that can host over 2600 bottles is done up  top-to-bottom in the Platinum Series in Prime Mahogany. At a glance, we can see just how attractive the racks are and they’re not even filled up yet.

Spotlight On Prime Mahogany

As far as “luxurious” looking wine cellars are concerned, the wood choice plays quite a vital role. This is where Prime Mahogany should be taken into serious consideration. This wood choice exudes a luxurious appeal from its color down to its unique properties.

The Prime Mahogany being sold here at WCI is actually a Dark Red Mahogany which has a consistent reddish brown color. It’s onsidered one of the premier mahoganies grown in the tropical southeastern portion of Asia. The wood’s stunning color and classic mahogany grain pattern has gained for it a reputation for being one of the more popular choices for furniture, high-end interior finishing and cabinet-making.

Spotlight On Prime Mahogany

Moreover, the Prime Mahogany we carry here at WCI is heads above the general appellation mahogany like Indonesian and Malaysian mahogany which are less expensive and are a mixture of subspecies with widely different colors and grain patterns mixed together. And speaking of grain patterns, unstained Prime Mahogany sports a beautiful and natural charm, but i also readily absorbs stains and finishes so you can easily match it up with any existing decor.  The stains and finishes serve to enhance the grain patterns as well as the wood’s color, allowing for  a variety of styles as well.

Spotlight On Prime Mahogany

Last but definitely not the least, Prime Mahogany is actually a reasonably priced specie of clear hardwood. We’re no pulling your leg here! Most people might think it’s costly since it’s a high-end hardwood, but you’d be pleasantly surprised to learn that’s not the case. It is moderately price clear hardwood because it is abundant throughout Southeastern Asia.  So if the budget is right, there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t pick this wood option for a truly “luxurious” wine cellar project! ^_^