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Technical Tuesday Episode #489: Graywash x Rustic Pine Pairing

August 25th, 2020

Graywash has been really gaining traction as a finish option for wine cellar projects. It certainly ranks in our top faves as well. Graywash stain can give your wood that old country, shabby chic vibe that is just very attractive. But keep in mind that different varieties of wood will yield different results, appearance-wise. Some woods can bring out that “weathered” look better than others. Some can also bring out those gray and white monotones more prominently compared to others. So it’s important to do a swatch review first so you’ll get a visual sample of the end result. For today’s Tech Tuesday, we bring you a Graywash x Rustic Pine pairing:

Project # 320340
Wood: Custom / Rustic Pine
Bottle Capacity: 939
Where: Atlanta, GA

Graywash x Rustic Pine pairingClean and functional best describe this wine cellar. The racking units are all custom made. This definitely shows in how they fit seamlessly in the space while offering plenty of bottle storage. As earlier mentioned, Rustic Pine is the wood of choice for this project. In its unstained state, the wood sports a beautiful  soft and creamy color. But what makes Rustic Pine stand out are the subtle streaks and structurally sound knots. This is why it is sought after when a rustic architectural appearance is desired.

Find your perfect wood x stain pairing!

Rustic Pine lends itself to a variety of stains and finishes. That’s why it’s so easy to work with it to match any existing decor in your home and of course, your wine cellar. It is particularly suited for weather finishes. This is where intergrain matter is stripped down to approximate the appearance of wood that has been aged outside for decades. The timeworn look is elegant and goes well with just about anything. For this reason, the Graywash x Rustic Pine pairing was chosen for this project.

Beautiful custom rackingOur popular Graywash stain brings a vibe that is both traditional and modern. It is actually a semi-transparent stain, quite similar to Whitewash. You will notice that there is no texture that comes through after application. The final product is a smooth finish while showing the beauty of the wood beneath it. For a knotty grain of wood like Rustic Pine, the grain pattern is a bit subdued with Graywash. The colors are also still light, bordering on soft olive tones. We encourage you to request samples to see if this is the color scheme you’d want for your wine cellar. Our Interactive Swatch Viewer is a fantastic tool that can help you decide. Naturally, you can also chat with our experienced design consultants so you get the results you want! *Cheers*


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