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Why Redwood is an Obvious Choice for Wine Racks

October 14th, 2010

Picking a good quality and durable wood species for your wood wine racks or cellars can be a hard personal choice. In fact, hunting for the right one can swiftly get nerve-wracking especially if you have a few options in mind.

Our wine cellar designers are experienced in the art of selecting the perfect wine cellar wood for your project. We also have several online tools that can help you in your selection.

The main wood that we prefer to recommend to our valued clients is the sturdy, hard-wearing, and highly-prized lumber that is renowned for its amazing unique features – REDWOOD.

There are a lot of queries and debates questioning the credibility of Redwood in terms of using it as main wood specie in manufacturing wine storage. As a matter of fact, the issue has already built confusion and uncertainty in the industry. That is why we are here to present to you every single and very important detail why Redwood is the best choice especially when it comes to building your own wine racks or wine cellars at home.

The ‘Prince’ of Softwoods

Although considered being one of the lightest of softwoods, Redwood has established a strong reputation of providing sufficient strength and resilience for a wide variety of uses. Not only this, Redwood delivers legendary value and incomparable genuine exquisiteness.

Now, why choose Redwood?

“Redwood is one of the world’s best structural lumbers.”

Redwood offers the versatility to make your dream wine racking system into reality. Whether you are working with a very limited space, this wood adapts very well with its environment giving a more stylish and sophisticated look to the totality of your wine room.

Wine Cellar Innovations offers SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified redwood for all our wine cellar and wine racking products. Ensuring that you have a responsible company that enables the continuation and “green factor” effect is important when considering your wood choice.   Additionally, FSC certified redwood is also available.

Redwood possesses interesting characteristics not found in other wood species. This includes resistance to shrinking and warping which is very commonly instituted with other wood varieties that makes it surprisingly easier to play with.

In addition, Redwood is more insect repellent in all-heartwood grades than other softwoods. With a high resistance to termites and decay, it is distinguished as a very useful type of wood most especially when customizing wine storage.

Plus, Redwood ages beautifully. It is known for its stunning color – deep reddish brown that darkens with age. It facades a darker red coloring within the first two or three months after the installation is complete.

And finally, Redwood has an open-cell structure and contains little or no pitch or resins. This enables redwood to absorb and retain all types of finishes very well. With this, you can try to do your personal stain choices whichever finish you decide. It is very well-known for its own stunning reddish look; you just have to enhance its natural beauty.

After reading all these, we hope you now have a very deep grasp on how great Redwood would be gracing your wine cellar. If you would like to know more about our other wood species available, freely browse through our website and discover more options. Once you have finally decided, give us a call and we would be very happy to assist you anytime.