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Technical Tuesday #449: Black Walnut & Metal Racking Beauties

October 29th, 2019

Happy Tech Tuesday, wine cellar fans! Spooktober is nearing the grand finale with Halloween coming up in just a few days. Have you prepped those gruesome but awesome costumes yet? We’ll tell you one thing – there’s nothing gruesome but everything awesome with today’s Tech Tuesday feature. It’s another custom project featuring a special type of wood option: Black Walnut. And while black might be a Halloween hue, it spells nothing but “elegance” with this Tech Tuesday featuring these racking beauties:

Project# 314110
Wood: Custom / Vintage View / Black Walnut
Bottle Capacity: 432
Where: Atlanta, GA

Unstained Black Walnut racksThis wine storage was built for a client in Atlanta. It is a combination of various materials that all came together really well to create a classy design with modern touches. The wood wine racks are, of course, all custom-built. Instead of the more popular choices like Redwood or Rustic Pine, the wood option for this project is Black Walnut. Our client together with our design team also decided to go with the unstained version of the wood. Black Walnut is known for its rich color. This wood sports gorgeous chocolate brown tones when unstained. The colors may vary slightly from a “nutty” to darker brown hues. It is an elegant wood visually and well suited for a custom wine cellar or wine rack application. It is to be noted that when the wood is unstained, it will actually develop a natural sheen over time.

Glass-enclosed beautiesHere are some mug shots of the completed wine storage. So apart from the custom racking units, metal racking was also incorporated (see first photo). The metal racks are from our Vintage View Series. The units come in single, double, and triple deep configurations. You can also select from three neutral but attractive finishes: Satin Black, Brushed Nickel, and Chrome Plated. One of the most outstanding features of these metal wine racks is that they are wall-mount units. That makes them wonderfully space-efficient while providing safe storage for one’s collection. Vintage View beauties can also be mounted from floor to ceiling to achieve that ethereal “floating” look.

Last but definitely not the least, this Tech Tuesday project also incorporates glass elements into the design. Glass panels were installed to enclose the racking assembly. Notice how it makes the wine storage look more spacious! Black Walnut x Vintage View is certainly a combo we ship – do you, too? Share your thoughts in the comments below! *Cheers*


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