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Technical Tuesday Episode #486: Rustic Pine In Dark Walnut Stain

August 4th, 2020

Awesome August greetings, wine cellar buddies! The summer heat is still on and that just keeps us even more motivated. Things may have been quite different this year, but we’re happy to still help clients achieve their wine cellar goals. Today’s Tech Tuesday is one that combines function with a reasonable price point:

Project # 327992
Wood: Vintner / DKS / Rustic Pine
Bottle Capacity: 538
Where: Blowing Rock, NC

Rustic Pine x Dark WalnutThis is another compact wine cellar that offers so much in terms of bottle storage. You can see from the above photo that the racking arrangement is quite versatile. There’s a pretty good variety of bottle storage options and the wall spaced is well utilized. This setup can actually accommodate over 500 bottles!

Versatile bottle storageHere are some close-up shots of the racking assembly. It looks so seamless and screams of good quality. Well, we’re not pulling the wool over your eyes because these are indeed excellent quality wine racks. But guess what – they came very well within client’s budget! WCI offers a plethora of product choices for our clients, including raw materials such as the wood option. This makes it easier to work within a designated budget without compromising on quality. In this project for example, we went with a mix of the Vintner and Designer Series wine rack kits. That’s right – there are no custom units in this wine cellar. It certainly kept the cost down but still brought in the desired results.

Structurally sound knots on Rustic PineNow even when you go with our wine rack kits, you are still presented with tons of choices. Let’s start with the wood option. We went with Rustic Pine for this project because it is one of the most cost-effective wood products out there. Rustic Pine is our best value by price per bottle space. This is owing to the huge supply of the wood. Pine grows throughout North America and represents a huge quantity of the overall wood produced. Rustic Pine is a grade that includes knots. That’s why it gives a bigger yield and lower cost than a clear grade of wood. However, the knotty appearance is not a downgrade at all!

Rustic Pine boasts of a soft, creamy color, accentuated with subtle streaks and structurally sound knots. This wood is quite in demand when a rustic architectural appearance is desired. It is stunning enough unstained, but it also works with stains and finishes extremely well, particularly weather finishes. *Cheers*


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