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Clients Show Big Love To Their Wine Cellar Closet

February 13th, 2020

We’re just one day shy of Valentine’s Day, wine cellar buddies! What are you guys planning to pour for tomorrow’s special occasion? Well, we hope you will have a lovely and memorable time with your special someone. And to get the mood going, let’s check out this elegant wine cellar closet by our client from Hingham, MA:

Gorgeous Sapele wine cellar closetThe client had this empty space in their home to spare for wine storage. As you can see, it’s a rather small, closet-sized room. So the goal was to maximize the bottle storage capacity. This was pretty easy on both the design and budget since the space was relatively small. The client opted for custom wine racking units which proved to be a smart choice. The racks were built to scale – from floor to ceiling. Because everything was customized, the racking arrangement was a perfect fit. You can see how it flows around the compact closet space with no awkward gaps at all. This wine storage can comfortably host around 320 bottles!

The wood option for this project is Sapele. Sapele’s natural colors range from golden to dark reddish brown. The wood’s colors darken and get better with age. It finishes and glues really well, which is why it is also a favorite for furniture pieces. For these racks, a Distressed finish was chosen to give them that “antique” appearance. The Distressed finish is one of the more complex finishes and takes quite a bit of work to achieve the desired result. Basically, the wood is strategically gouged, dented and scratched to give it the character of old pieces of furniture. A dark coat is wiped on to fill in the gouges, dents and scratches to highlight them. Then a medium dark background coat is applied and completed with a lacquer finish. The end result is this classic, very “antique” look which also reminds us of the “shabby chic” style. Well, the clients definitely had some big love to show for their wine cellar closet – and so do we! ^_^


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