Technical Tuesday Episode #194: Bringing Out The Best With Vintner x Platinum Tandem

July 22nd, 2014 by

Hey there, Tech Tuesday fans! It’s time for another hot and heavy racking combination just because we’ve been missing it quite a bit. Plus, we’re always excited to feature projects that allow us to demonstrate the level of flexibility our racking products possess. Wish granted this time around, thanks to this curvy concoction our design team recently completed for a client in Basking Ridge, NJ:

What: Residential Wine Cellar
Project #: 250345
Wood: Platinum/Vintner Series
Bottle Capacity: 698
Where: Basking Ridge, NJ

Technical Tuesday Episode #194: Bringing Out The Best With Vintner x Platinum TandemSo when we’re talking about a hot and heavy racking combo, it couldn’t be anything else than Platinum x Vintner – WCI’s two top-gunners for our custom racking line and wine rack kits, respectively. We’ve noticed that there are still enthusiasts out there who are not that aware of how versatile our racks are, especially where mixing and matching models are concerned. We want to emphasize this feature as often as possible so as to open our clients to even more storage and style options in their wine cellar projects, just like what has been accomplished here.

 This is a fairly standard room designated for a formal, walk-in wine cellar. As always, the challenge was to maximize space and create enough bottle storage for the client’s collection (including future acquisitions). The trick, as in so many of our wine cellar projects, was to make the assembly encompass the perimeter of the room and flow as smoothly as possible. Both results were satisfactorily delivered owing to the Platinum x Vintner tandem.

Vintner, to elaborate, has been upgraded with 3- and 4-column widths for the Individual Bottle Columns to accommodate any floor-to-ceiling arrangements. Added to this, the wine rack kit is replete with bulk storage options such as the Open Diamond Bins and Display Shelves featured here. And of course, these affordable wine rack kits also carry Curved Corner Racks with custom curved moldings to “smoothen” out those sharp corners and irregular nooks and crannies. Coupled with select elements from the Platinum Series, this 698-bottle wine room was brought to life!

Done in All-Heart Redwood with Classic Mahogany stain, the finished cellar exudes just the right amount of elegance, durability, and style – meeting exactly the client’s wishes. We’re certainly pleased with the outcome and doubly proud of the fact that we were able to give the client the kind of wine cellar they wanted. Still a tad confused on how racking style tandems go? Drive away those doubts and chat with a WCI professional today! ^_^

It’s “Designer” All The Way!

July 21st, 2014 by

Guess who’s stealing the show all this month? It’s been a Designer kind of  July and we’re absolutely loving it! Last week, we’ve trotted out our Designer wares in a bevy of custom and DIY projects. This week, we’re still continuing with this awe-inspiring streak, thanks to John who sent us these amazing shots of his newly constructed cellar:

Its Designer All The Way!This golden beauty of a racking assembly was brought to life by mixing and matching the diverse and flexible products making up the Designer Series catalogue. At a glance, we can see that the racking arrangement is very versatile as far as the storage options are concerned. We can also see how the racks were cleverly put together to maximize the available floor space. It’s certainly a cellar that is able to hold several hundred bottles easily in both individual and bulk storage formats.

In particular, John sent in for our Designer Individual Bottle Columns, Diamond Bin with Front Trim, and Display Shelves. Everything was done in Premium Redwood and the client played around with the lighting elements, flooring, and walls of his cellar to highlight the beautiful pinkish gold tones of the wood. The end result is this gorgeous golden number worthy of a spot in a home reno mag!

Its Designer All The Way!

“I am very pleased with our cellar.  Installation was done by our contractor who used a nail gun.”

Recently, our Designer Series wine racks kit has received a few more awesome upgrades, increasing the functionality, durability, and quality of our racks. For example, the Individual Bottle Columns now come with Display Row options to better showcase your favorite labels. And of course, there’s our newest, industry-exclusive Stabilizer Bracing System not just on Designer but on all our wine rack kits. So it really comes as no surprise why the Designer Series AND the rest of the WCI wine rack kits have been hogging the spotlight all this month! But will it still stay on top this week and the next? There’s only one way to find out! Bookmark our blog today and don’t miss out on the latest updates! ^_^

DIY With The Designer Series: “Dang, That’s Fabulous!”

July 17th, 2014 by

Some client photos make us go “Really nice!” Some make us go “Oh, wow!” And there are those that make us go, “Dang, that’s fabulous!” Not by any coincidence, that’s exactly what we exclaimed when the client sent us shots of this most recent DIY creation our client Valerie has accomplished:

DIY With The Designer Series: Dang, Thats Fabulous!So Valerie had a pretty spacious 8′ x 8′ wine room all geared up for their steadily growing collection. All the elements essential to achieving ideal wine storage conditions were put into play: insulation, vapor barrier, and a proper cooling system courtesy of our very own Whisperkool line. Now all that was needed was to put together a racking assembly that would provide maximum bottle storage AND a unique, aesthetic charm. Needless to say, the client was able to bring out such a result and it’s thanks to the help of WCI’s Designer Series wine racks kit.

Valerie here sent for the following choice pieces from our Designer Series: Individual Bottle Columns, Curved Corner Racks, Open Diamond Bins, and a Rectangular Bin Wood Case. In addition, accent pieces were also thrown in to give more drama to the arrangement: an Archway with Tabletop as well as a glass rack with tabletop, and a third tabletop. Notice that the Rectangular Bin Wood Case is actually under the two tabletops with the Open Diamond Bin under the one at the end. This makes for a more space-efficient set-up as well as effectively showcasing the variety of the racking in terms of bulk bottle storage options. Everything we see here is done in unstained All-Heart Redwood which works so well with the golden brown and pink palettes of the cellar.

DIY With The Designer Series: Dang, Thats Fabulous!Here’s a great shot of the wine cellar through the simple glass door. See how well the entryway matches the color scheme of the racks. Remember that at WCI, we also customize wine cellar doors from the wood choice down to the design and stain and finish options to carefully mesh with your cellar’s existing decor. All you need to do is check out this section of the website to see the plethora of customization choices available to you!

DIY With The Designer Series: Dang, Thats Fabulous!“The shipping through FedEx was great no issues at all and it came quickly. I had a contractor who did all the installation and I believe used the nail gun provided without issue. We are very happy with the final result! We would be very proud to have it posted on your website! The room was about 8′ x 8′ and the floor tiled and walls painted that were made with moisture resistant drywall. We also have it cooled to a constant 58 degrees with the Whisperkool chiller also purchased from you. The door was custom made by our contractor and the lighting in the arch is LED. The ceiling light is made of cork.”

~Valerie B~

DIY With The Designer Series: Dang, Thats Fabulous!After putting in LED lighting in the archway and some elegant vintage accessories, THIS is now the finished product. It’s certainly a DIY wine cellar worth the spotlight on our blog because it sure made us go “Dang, it’s fabulous!” So did you guys feel the same way with this wine cellar as well? We’d love to hear what you think! Share a comment or two with us and tune in to next week’s Testimonial Thursday for more DIY inspirations. ^_^



We Make It Happen With Variety In Individual Bottle Racking

July 16th, 2014 by

Tired of the usual Individual Bottle Column racks for your wine cellar project? Then it’s time to add in a little variety with the help of some key pieces from the Designer Series wine racks kit. Our client Robert discovered the joy in the diversity of individual racking styles proffered by series and WCI was able to make THIS happen for him:

We Make It Happen With Variety In Individual Bottle RackingRobert had set aside this cozy little nook for his collection and had proceeded to complete the bare essentials: walls, flooring, and decor. Now all that needs to be done is to install a racking assembly that would be enough (or more than enough) to store Robert’s bottles. A careful perusal of the Designer Series line-up led him to the following choices: 5 Column Individual, Wine Bottle Waterfall, and the Individual Diamond Bin.

“The racks were great (Prime Mahogany), had a few loose boards, but otherwise ok. Used an 18 ga brad nailer to assemble. We are very much enjoying them!”

~Robert D.~

So now we can see just how unique the arrangement looks like thanks to the combination of different individual bottle racking styles. This is one of the advantages of the WCI wine rack kits because it is able to provide a limitless number of styles for any kind of available space. Plus, they are equipped with configurations that allow for seamless mixing and matching of your racking assembly. As your collection grows, you can actually grow your racks along with it!

It’s also worthy of mention that Robert chose a truly elegant wood selection for his racks. It’s not every day that clients come in and ask for our racks in Prime Mahogany for financial reasons. But here’s something every wine cellar fan out there should learn about this beautiful wood specie: it’s a pretty moderately priced clear hardwood thanks to the abundant supply, particularly in Southeast Asia. While it’s basically utilized for high-end furniture, interior finishing, and cabinet making, it’s still a highly recommended choice for wine cellar projects because of the impeccable quality of the wood and its very attractive colors and grain patterns.

We couldn’t agree more that variety is indeed one of the bigger secrets to awesome wine cellar projects. So watch how we can make THAT happen for you by checking out the full WCI website and product line-up today! ^_^