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Why We Love Premium and All Heart Redwood Wine Racks

September 13th, 2010

By far the most popular wood wine rack species to use when building custom wine racks and wine cellars are Redwood, Pine and Mahogany.  While each wood species is unique in its own way, Redwood is perhaps the most popular, and it’s definitely one of our favorites!

And why not? It’s such a beautiful wood species. Redwood has qualities not found in other woods. Its performance characteristics include resistance to shrinking, warping, and checking in addition to durability. Redwoods come in two choices – Premium Redwood and All Heart Redwood. From small home wine racks, to large commercial wine racking systems and grand wine cellars, we have fallen in love with Premium and All Heart Redwood wine racks for their durability and ageless beauty, and the fact that they’re environmentally friendly!

What is Premium and All Heart Redwood anyway?

All-Heart Redwood comes from the center of the mighty Redwood tree. It is characterized by a deep, rich reddish brown color and a remarkable grain. Even without a finish, All Heart has natural beauty, and its appearance improves over time. Because it is naturally resistant to rot and mildew, it has been the wood of choice for fine wine cellars for over a century now.

Premium Redwood, on the other hand, has a variety of colors: white to pink to dark purple swirled and streaked together. These color variations add character to the wine cellar, not to mention beautiful without the need for a finish and is non-aromatic. It functions admirably in climatically controlled wine cellars, and because it contains natural wood preservatives, it will withstand the humid conditions within your wine storage room. It is also the least expensive of the two redwood species.

Agelessly beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Redwood, as you may already know, has the ability to withstand the test of time. You don’t have to worry about discoloration over time nor constant sanding and refinishing.  It has an amazing grown-in-resistance to decay and insects, and because Redwood has an open-celled structure and contains little or no pitch or resins, it can absorb and retain all types of finishes extremely well.

Moreover, choosing Redwood is an environmentally sound decision.

Here at Wine Cellar Innovations, all our Redwood is SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) Certified. This forest certification standard is based on principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.

SFI is one of the two national “Green” Forestry management organizations. It is a fully independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. They work with conservation groups, local communities, resource professionals, landowners, and countless other organizations and individuals who share their passion for responsible forest management.

Shouldn’t you be proud that your wood wine racks are made only from the finest wood without harming the environment?

Attractive, durable and eco-friendly, the Premium Redwood or All Heart Redwood will surely add texture and interest to your cellar design and capture the essence of your wine collection.  If you planning your wine cellar and need some expert advice, fill out our Design Request Form so we can help you start the process or visit our online Materials Catalog (PDF) to browse through examples.

2 responses to “Why We Love Premium and All Heart Redwood Wine Racks”

  1. Merrill Silver writes:

    I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives useful information “:’

  2. Artis writes:

    Great topic! It really gives useful information, I’m looking forward to buying my wine racks.

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