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Technical Tuesday Episode #345: A Smorgasboard Of Racking Styles

August 15th, 2017

There’s that popular saying that “Too many cooks can spoil the broth.” Or, if you translate it to fashion lingo, too many things going on in a design will definitely ruin it. It kind of applies to home and interior decorating as well. But that’s only when you don’t know how to create a flow for your design theme. Even if you go over-the-top, it will still work if a certain symmetry is achieved. Our Tech Tuesday spotlight will better illustrate this point:

Project # 290986
Wood: Platinum / Rustic Pine
Bottle Capacity: 1116
Where: Cobb, GA

Platinum Series creation

Today we have a wine cellar project that we would like to describe as a smorgasboard of racking styles. From the pictures alone, you can see just how varied the racking units are. There are several individual and bulk bottle storage options combined to give birth to this gorgeous assembly. Even with the varying racking styles, the end result is very put together. Let’s take a closer look at this set-up:

Amazing smorgasboard of racking styles

All the racks here come from our Platinum Series. That means these are all custom racking units. This would also partly explain why there is a wonderful balance in the arrangement. You can see that there are a number of styles utilized here: Individual Bottle Columns, Open Diamond Bins with Solid Face Trim, Rectangular Open Wine Bins, and Quarter Round Displays. You can also see that wine pegs were utilized on a portion of the wall. Ordinarily, with so much going on, this room would probably look quite disoriented. But because the Platinum Series assures perfect fit with wine cellars of any size and/or shape, the end result is seamless. Notice how all the racking styles were mixed and matched to form a harmonious assembly that doesn’t look cramped at all. In fact, there’s still a lot of floor space left over (just imagine those boxes have been tucked away!).

Dusty Weathered Stain option

One very special feature of this wine cellar is the stain and finish option for the racks. Our team applied Dusty Weathered stain and treatment to all the units. This type of stain will make your wood achieve a timeworn look. It’s quite the popular choice for those who want their racks emanate a vintage charm. The Dusty Weathered stain works particularly well with pine, redwood and oak. A custom topcoat is applied and the color plays on the grayish-brown hues to complete the weathered appearance to the wood. Since the wood choice for this project is Rustic Pine, the stain was beautifully showcased in the wine racks. *Cheers*