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Stained Or Unstained Racks: Which Is Your Style?

November 4th, 2019

And just like that, we’re only a month away from Christmas holidays! Happy November, wine cellar buddies! Is it too early to get that holiday shopping list done? Maybe not. With all the hustle and bustle that is sure to come with the Yuletide season, it’s always good to get a head start. But for today, we’re going to be talking about something else – for your wine cellars that is. Wine storage projects can also get pretty popular during the holidays. So putting some ideas out there will certainly be a big help. If you’re going to be undertaking a wine storage project in the next few weeks, here’s something to think about: should you stain your wine racks or not?
Stained or unstained wine racks?Our clients sent us these photos of their beautiful wine room. The racks were all custom-made by WCI. The wood of choice is Premium Hardwood – unstained. That’s right! The clients opted for an unstained version for their wine racks. The natural pinkish gold colors of Premium Redwood worked perfectly with the room’s flooring and ceiling. Notice how the racks mesh with the multi-colored, faceted flooring. It’s a smart decision to keep the racking assembly as understated as possible. The layout looks clean yet exuding lots of character.

What racking design is more your style?Essentially, going for stained or unstained wine racks depends much on your style – what you want to achieve for your wine cellar. But you should also take care not to overdo it with these style elements. Otherwise, your wine racks might overpower everything else, including your wine bottles. WCI offers a terrific selection of stain and finish options to go with a lot of style preferences. If you want traditional elegance, we have Classic Mahogany and Dark Walnut stains. For a clean and neutral look, you can go with our Light Danish stain option. If you are a fan of the contemporary design, our newest stain offerings can give you just that. We have Opaque White, Whitewash, and Graywash stains, to name a few. We also have an array of finishes, such as the Dusty Weathered finish for that timeworn appearance.

Unstained Premium Redwood racks are eye-catching!Long story short, it’s all a matter of design perspective. It’s all about your style! You go with the option that looks and feels the best for your wine cellar project. And if you have trouble deciding, never forget our expert design consultants are always here for you. All it takes is one phone call or e-mail to get in touch with us! ^_^


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