Wine Cellar Innovations Blog

ArchivesNovember 1, 2018 - Wine Cellar Innovations Blog

Client Transforms Rec Room Closet With Grand Mahogany Racks

November 1st, 2018

For someone with minimal DIY experience, our client Don did an awesome job with his wine cellar project. Moreover, he showed how convenient it is to assemble racking products from WCI. So for those of you who are still hesitant on undertaking a DIY wine cellar project, this is one post you need to check out.

This room was originally the client’s rec room that has outlived its usefulness. So as not to waste all that available space, he decided to transform it into a wine cellar. He also wanted to do the job himself since it was a pretty compact room to work with. So he purchased some custom racking units from the WCI website. Specifically, he sent for some Individual Wine Bottle racks. This style is actually the most popular one for our wood wine racks. The individual wine rack bottle slots lets each bottle of wine have a unique spot in one’s wine cellar. You can choose to have display rows or high reveal displays with these units as well. Having a high reveal lets you showcase your wine collection to maximum advantage. Plus, the wine labels are very visible, making your collection easier to organize and recognize.

For this project, the client chose to go with the standard Individual Wine Bottle racks in Grand Mahogany.  Because it’s custom, there is an array of wood, stain and finish options to choose from. That includes select hardwoods that are not usually requested by customers. However, Grand Mahogany is one of WCI’s stock wood options It is quite a heavy favorite for custom wine cellar projects because of its impeccable quality and appearance. Grand Mahogany is a plantation grown hardwood that is extremely attractive. It sports a uniform color with just a few slight variations that go from medium to pale pink. The grain pattern is mostly straight and becomes more pronounced with certain stains and finishes. The client went with a Light Stain option for his racks, as well as extra lacquer finish. The racks blended so well with the room’s walls and rustic style flooring. ^_^

Rec room turned wine cellar!

“I purchased several racks to transform a rec room closet into a wine cellar. I could not be more pleased with the overall quality of the racks. I upgraded the wood quality and also had mine finished. Don’t be intimidated by the package when it arrives. While there are many parts, it is very straightforward to put together. Definitely buy or rent a nail gun for best results. I had never before used one before, but it was easy to learn.”

~Don G.~