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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Building A Garage Wine Cellar

September 30th, 2020

Can you build a wine cellar in your garage? You totally can! In fact, you can build a wine cellar anywhere in your home. There are just some additional considerations to be taken when building in a different location than the basement. The basement has the closest conditions to ideal wine storage in terms of temperature and humidity levels. So if you’re constructing the wine cellar somewhere else, you’ll have to make adjustments. For a garage wine cellar, here are our top tips:

Building a garage wine cellar

Measure your wine cellar size…

You most likely won’t need your entire garage converted into a wine room, unless you do want it that way. So the first thing you’ll need to do is measure the enclosure for your wine cellar. Take into account your current collection and how fast you’re growing it. You’d want to have enough space to accommodate future additions as well. Once you have the measurements finalized, you can now decide on the  materials for your enclosure. Glass is one of the most popular ones. But you can also do a mix of glass and wood, glass and metal, and so on.

Decide on your wine cellar cooling unit…

This one is a no-brainer. Since you won’t be building in the basement, you’ll need the most suitable wine cellar cooling unit for your garage wine cellar. That means it should be able to maintain ideal wine storage conditions 24/7. There are lots of units of varying sizes and brands available in the market. But you need to choose one that will cater to your wine cooling needs. For example, there are ducted, ductless, and through-the-wall units. Which one will work best for you? Do you need to do a heat load calculation? We highly recommend getting in touch with an experienced wine cellar construction consultant on this one. Fortunately, that’s exactly who we have on our team here at WCI. We are just an email, chat, or phone call away!

Select your wine racking style…

Now we come to the fun part – designing your racking assembly. Your first consideration should be maximizing your cellar’s bottle storage capacity. There are tons of styles to choose from and you can definitely combine them. Wood wine racks are very common and popular, but metal units are gradually gaining ground as well. Personally, we love the mix of wood and metal wine racks. Wall-mount ones are super space-efficient. But floor-to-ceiling arrangements are simply stunning. So go ahead and let your creativity take over! ^_^

 

 

Technical Tuesday Episode #494: Rustic Yet Refined In Graywash

September 29th, 2020

Last Tech Tuesday for September is up, wine cellar fans! So summer has officially ended, but we’re absolutely falling in love with the start of the Fall season. Don’t mind the pun because today’s project is anything but a joke. This rustic but refined beauty is one for the books – or for the WCI photo gallery:

Project # 327099
Wood: Custom / Rustic Pine
Bottle Capacity: 1023
Where: Greensboro, GA

Rustic but refined beautyWe’ve said it so many times, but it’s still worth emphasizing that stains and finishes can really do wonders for your wine cellars. If you have a design theme in mind or you want to refresh the look of your wine racks, this is the way to go. Check out the racking assembly of our clients. They wanted something that reflected old country charm. However, they also want a clean and refined ambiance to their wine room. So our design team decided on this Rustic Pine x Graywash combo:

Graywash stain gives rustic but refined vibesGraywash is a highly popular stain option, particularly with furniture. WCI incorporated this stain into our stain and finish database just a few years ago. It was an instant hit because it brought a lot of character to almost any kind of wood. The intensity of the colors vary with the wood. In this case, you can see how it works with a light-colored wood like Rustic Pine.

Rustic Pina x Graywash stainThe Graywash stain we offer here at WCI has been carefully tested over several months. We wanted to offer customers a stain option that can reflect a modern vibe but still with traditional touches. We believe this is exactly what Graywash can bring to your wine cellars. As a semi-transparent stain, you will notice that no texture can come through. What you get is a smooth finish while showing the beauty of the wood beneath it. We highly recommend using our handy Interactive Swatch Viewer when choosing your wood x stain/finish pairing. You’ll be able to get a proper visual of how your wine racks will turn out. *Cheers*

 

Our Modern Wine Cellar Series: Beauty In Minimalism

September 24th, 2020

There is really something to be said about beauty in simple things. Life is full of complications after all, so why not seek a less complex route? The same can be said for wine cellar projects. You don’t need to be fancy to have a stunning set up. In fact, minimalism is the key to a unique wine storage, just like what a client from Pinecrest, FL shared with us:

Beauty in minimalism with Modern Wine Cellar Series

Modern Solutions

Our Modern Wine Cellar series really did us proud here. The client did not have space for a formal wine cellar, but was still able to come up with a stellar racking arrangement. This series offers customers a super space-efficient to organize their wine collection. But that’s not all. The simple yet sleek design of the Modern Wine Cellar series showcases beauty in minimalism. You can put together so many unique looks thanks to the variety of platforms to choose from. The wood racking units are installed within the platforms ranging from the ceiling to the floor. These are in turn held up by very sturdy metal supports. Thanks to this, you get that “floating” appearance to the wine bottles which is quite magical!

The series also offers opportunities for styling your racking arrangement while keeping things simple and classy. The units come in a variety of wood options, as well as stains and finishes to personalized the floating platforms. Our clients went for a Rustic Pine x Midnight Black stain combo. You can use our Interactive Swatch Viewer to help you decide on which wood and stain or finish pairing will work for you.

Now here’s a little surprise! If you really want that ethereal “floating” look, you can switch it up and go for our acrylic bottle supports. That’s right! The Modern Wine Cellar series also has the acrylic option making it look as if bottles are nestled on thin air. The effect is just magical, particularly when combined with glass elements. Check put the full Modern Wine Cellar series product line on our website today! ^_^

 

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Creative Ways To Use Leftover Wine Corks

September 23rd, 2020

Finding yourself stuck with a gradually growing pile of wine corks? Don’t do anything rash such as throwing them out. There are lots of creative ways that you can use them. We’ve narrowed down the list to a few of our favorites. Here are some leftover wine cork projects for you to try out:

Wine cork keychains

Credits by: Cleverly Inspired

Wine cork keychains

Plastic, foam, and neoprene are some of the well-known materials used for keychains. But did you know that wine corks can get the job done as well? They can do it even better because wine corks are actually eco-friendly materials. Moreover, they are easy to work with and very unique to boot. The crafting process is really a no-brainer. You just need some small screw eyes, preferably 1 1/8 inches, and some rings of paper key labels. Screw the screw eye directly into one end of the cork. Make sure it’s secure enough then just add the metal ring onto it. Fun fact: the wine cork keychains will float in water!

Wine cork monograms

Credits by: The Suburban Mom

Wine cork monograms

If you have lots of wine corks lying around, putting together some DIY monograms will put those to good use. You don’t need to be crafty for this project. It’s super easy and fulfilling. The monograms will make for wonderful gifts, especially with the Christmas holidays drawing near. You also only need three materials for this: craft glue, flat wood letters, and of course, wine corks. Lay out the corks first on the wood letter so you’ll know how you’d want them to look after gluing. Smart tip: work from the bottom up. Fun tip: you can paint the corks different colors before gluing!

Wine cork trivets and coasters

Credits by: Karied Away

Wine cork trivets & coasters

Why spend money on kitchen items like trivets & coasters? With your leftover wine corks, you can definitely make your own. The crafting process can be followed even by an absolute DIY newbie. Use a razor saw to cut the corks in half. Next, sand down the cut ends with a metal file or sandpaper. Now you get to paint the tops of corks and let your creative juices flow! Once the paint is dry, glue the corks together starting at the center. A hexagon shape is the most common, but you can just go ahead and do any share you want. Just make the coasters considerably smaller compared to the trivets. ^_^

 

 

 

 

Technical Tuesday Episode #493: Grand Mahogany & Why It’s A Top Wood Choice

September 22nd, 2020

How often have you heard the question: “What is the best wood for furniture?” As for wine fans, the variation might go like this: “What is the best wood for wine racks?” This isn’t a mathematical problem with just one correct answer, though. When it comes to top wood choices for wine cellar projects, there are more than just one or two to consider. But one of these top wood choices is definitely Grand Mahogany. We’ll let today’s Tech Tuesday help us in illustrating the finer points of this wood:

Project # 320212
Wood: Custom / Grand Mahogany
Bottle Capacity: 1377
Where: Greenwich, CT
Stain: Dark Walnut

Why Grand Mahogany is a top wood choiceOur client from Greenwich, CT worked with our design team on this elegant racking assembly. The wine racking units are all custom, with emphasis on variety in bottle storage styles. We like the tidy layout which really brings attention to the bold colors of the racks. You can see how clean the lines are and how well-crafted the racking assembly is. There are no awkward gaps anywhere, especially between the different racking styles:

Grand Mahogany in Dark WalnutNow let’s talk about the wood option for the project: Grand Mahogany. As a little bit of FYI, Mahogany in general is one of the most sought-after wood for furniture making. It is known for its cooperative nature and easy sanding and machining. The wood possesses a balance of density thats just hard enough but not too hard. Since it is a straight-grain wood, it is quite consistent which makes it very easy to work with. Mahogany is also often praised for its superb dimensional stability. Flat pieces will remain flat. Joints and glue-ups will remain intact. In the midst of seasonal changes in humidity, mahogany exhibits minimal shrinkage and swelling.

Exquisite racking details make Grand Mahogany a top wood optionThis brings us to Grand Mahogany as a top wood choice, in particular. Naturally, it possesses all the afore-mentioned impressive features generally found in Mahogany wood. But it’s beautiful uniform color is the cherry on top of it all. Grand Mahogany has a few slight variations that go from medium to pale pink. The hardwood has a moderately coarse grain pattern. For the most part, the grain pattern is straight but can be slightly interlocked in some cases. In terms of hardness, density, and grain texture, it can measure up to Sapele and Cherry. The latter two are also top wood choices for furniture making and wine racks. *Cheers*

Clean layout & top wood choice

Client Dresses Up Wine Racks In Various Stain Options

September 17th, 2020

Running out of ideas on how to make your wine racks stand out? Our client’s custom wine rack might be able to help inspire you with the awesome DIY wine storage rack he built. As you can see below, our client decided to spice things up a bit by choosing various stains and finishes.

He also cleverly added an unstained racking unit into the mix.  The result is this eye-catching wine storage with its contrasting color scheme. The finished project gives off a modern and unique aesthetic which is very pleasing to the eye.

Various stains and finishes on racks

Classic or Contemporary Stain Options

To achieve various contrasting hues like the pair you see in images, Wine Cellar Innovations offers an assortment of these contrasting colors. The classic choices include Light Danish, Classic Mahogany, and Dark Walnut. These will give your wine racks a traditional and elegant appearance. For a bolder statement, check out the Midnight Black Stain option. It is a jet black stain that exudes contemporary charm. It’s a dramatic departure from traditional woodworking finishes and works best with light-colored wood such as Premium Redwood and Rustic Pine.

Now if you wish to give your wine racks a look that veers from the “traditional” route, our newer stain and finish products are a must-try. Whitewash, for example, is a semi-transparent stain. It will give an off-white cast to your wood while still letting the grain show through. It adds a definitive “texture” to the wood, giving it more character.

Another popular stain one to try out is Graywash. You may have heard of this stain, especially with home renovation projects. It is also a semi-transparent stain, just like Whitewash. There is no texture that comes through.  What you get is a smooth finish that showcases the beauty of the wood beneath it. Lastly, there’s the Opaque White stain which is not semi-transparent. You will not be able to see through the stain to the grain on the wood. What you’ll get is a pristine white finish. ^_^

“I’m happy with my racks and would be happy to share my story!” 

~ Rick R. ~

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Diet-Friendly Wines To Try

September 16th, 2020

Can you have your usual glass of wine even when you’re trying to cut down on the calories? Fear not, because you certainly can! There are actually diet-friendly wines out there for us calorie-conscious wine lovers. So you don’t need to sacrifice that happiness in a bottle:

Diet-friendly wines for you!

Credits by: Sarah Stierch

 

Calorie-friendly reds…

You don’t need to sit back and state enviously at family or friends boozing it out with their favorite reds. There are calorie-friendly red wines that will satisfy your palate without busting your waistline. We recommend sticking to merlot, pinot noir, or rosé. Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D., creator of the F-Factor Diet, broke down the calorie count on these reds. She said they each contain about 88 calories, 3 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of sugar per glass. That being said, avoid marsala and sherry if you are looking to lose weight. Those glasses are loaded with 164 calories, 14 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of sugar.

Diet-friendly whites

Credits by: Anna & Michal

Choosing your whites well…

Now let’s move on to the whites. You’d want to get acquainted with the lighter white wines to work with your weight loss program. Diet-friendly ones include chardonnay, white zinfandel, or sauvignon blanc. Expert studies show that these are all under 85 calories, with 2.6 grams carbs and 1 gram of sugar per glass. Stay clear of sweet dessert wines like riesling or moscato. These are the real killers because of their calorie, sugar and carb contents. Each glass contains about 160 calories or more, 12 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of sugar.

Sugar-free sparkling, proseco & champagne…

Ever heard of sugar-free sparkling wines? There’s also the sugar-free champagnes, prosecco, and cavas. But not everyone is well-informed about them. A little digging around helps a lot! You’ll be able to unearth a niche collection of bone-dry vinos that go by a few different names. “Zero dosage”, “brut nature” and “pas dose” will all contain less than 3g of residual sugar per litre. Note that some can be particularly great as an aperitif or with seafood. You get that crisp, refreshing taste with just the right level of mouth-watering acidity. Others might be a bit harsh on the palate, so choose carefully. Check out those that are labeled extra brut. They usually contain a maximum of 6g of sugar. While still a very dry style, you’ll often find a bit more complexity in these. Plus compared with the sugar in a regular brut which is around 9-12g, they’re obviously more diet-friendly. ^_^

Technical Tuesday Episode #492: Clean-cut Commercial Wine Storage

September 15th, 2020

If you own a wine store, your customers’ convenience should be a top priority. One of the ways to do that is to make sure that the merchandise is properly organized. You’d want your customers to find things easily and not waste a lot of time doing a treasure hunt. Naturally, you also want to put out your bestsellers and newest labels. To promote the bottles of wine in your collection, you’ll need to store the wine bottles in an orderly yet eye-catching fashion. Our Tech Tuesday article might be able to give you a push in the right direction. Check out these clean-cut commercial wine displays:

Project # 322578
Wood: Custom/ CDR / Vintner / Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 18692
Where: Waldorf, MD

Clean-cut wine bottle storageOur clients own a pretty huge wine establishment. They have an impressive line-up of wine and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The store gets super busy during peak hours and with the COVID-19 situation at present, careful organization was essential. The store also had to make sure the customers feel safe while browsing and buying their liquor. They purchased several commercial wine display islands – some custom and some from our Vintner line. Below are some nice close-up shots of the commercial racking units in unstained Premium Redwood:

Wine display islands for clean-cut storageAs mentioned earlier, this is a mix of custom racking and units from the Vintner Series. For those who are not yet aware of this, our Vintner also has a commercial line. It features state-of-the-art wine displays, islands, and merchandisers. The Vintner units come at a lower price than the Classic collection. Nonetheless, there is no compromise when it comes to quality. You also get a ton of racking styles and accessories to work with. For example, the racks come with industry exclusive vinyl base & caster options. You also get a bevy of wood, stain and finishes to choose from.

Unstained merchandisersJust like the Vintner wine rack kits, the commercial collection also consists of 3 & 4-ft stackable racks. They are so versatile that you can stack them up to 12-ft high. It’s also so easy to mix and match the same width units and stack then on top of each other. For a large and busy business, nothing beats clean-cut wine bottle storage. Follow our clients’ lead and purchase these commercial racks for your store as well! *Cheers*

 

Proud Client Shares Her Adorable WineMaker Wine Cellar

September 10th, 2020

A wine cellar that is spacious, stylish, and affordable? That sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But guess what – wine cellar dreams DO come true! Our client can vouch for this and gave solid proof to boot. Check out these snaps as our proud client shares with us her adorable wine cellar, all thanks to the WineMaker Series:

Proud client and her WineMaker racksThe bottle storage capacity of this compact wine storage is really quite impressive. See how our client has managed to store a few hundred bottles with some wiggle room left for more. Space-efficiency is indeed one of the best features of our WineMaker Series. The racking units from this collection are all manufactured with shallow-depth configurations. What does this mean? It simply means that less material is used to create the wine racks. You will notice in the photos that unlike the standard racking, the necks of the bottles are sticking out. This allows the racks to fit snugly into smaller and uneven spaces. But even with the narrow depth, the security of the wine bottles are not compromised at all. They are nestled safely and comfortably on the square-cut rails. Moreover, the necks of the bottles popping out make for an eye-catching display!

Small but spacious wine roomThe addition of the glass door is a smart move, given the compact size of the cellar. It makes it look much more spacious. So here we can see our client admiring the finished product – with her collection tucked into the racks. Notice that there is even enough space for a small tasting center. The client also has bulk bottle storage courtesy of the Open Diamond Bins.

Note that the WineMaker Series provides a pretty healthy selection of racking styles. That includes diamonds and cases for bulk bottles and the newest addition called WineMaker “stacks.” These “stacks” allow you to combine individual and bulk bottle storage in one racking arrangement. Naturally, as the term implies, you can easily stack the units to the desired height. Last but definitely not the least, WineMaker also offers a variety of stain and finish options. That includes WCI’s newest products like Graywash, Whitewash, Mocha, and lacquer. This wine rack kit is doing us proud and we highly recommend it, especially for entry-level projects. ^_^

 

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Building Your Under Stairwell Wine Storage

September 9th, 2020

There are plenty of reasons why building a wine storage under the stairs is a good idea. Scratch that – it’s a fantastic idea! Allow us to walk you guys through some helpful tips for that stunning under stairwell transformation.

Appreciating curved corner racks…

That space beneath the stairwell is definitely not your straightforward four-walled room that can accommodate wine storage. So the trick is to see beyond those awkward curves and angles. Using the right racking units can do wonders. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much bottle storage that irregular space can hold. This is where you’ll appreciate the existence of curved corner wine racks. The racks can ease into those tricky spaces and help create a smooth transition your racking assembly. We offer curved corner racks both as a custom product and in our wine rack kits. That means you have the option to work with what suits your budget!

Building your under stairwell wine storage

Discovering the Wine Bottle Waterfall…

What better racking to accommodate uneven spaces than the Wine Bottle Waterfall? It is configured in such a way that the individual bottle storage goes down in a cascading fashion. When you stack the units together, this allows you to have your racking assembly in variable height configurations. It’s a terrific solution for wine storage beneath the stairs. In addition, you get to display your wine bottles in an eye-catching fashion. The Wine Bottle Waterfall is available with WCI’s wine rack kits, like the Vintner and Designer Series.

Metal wine racks for building storage under the stairs

Small wine racks, wine pegs and rails…

Lack of adequate space is almost always one of the main issues with under stairwell transformations. But this is actually where the fun is! Getting creating with your racking arrangement will lead to fulfilling results. So it’s time to expand your racking options and dig deeper into the details. Small wine racks come highly recommended for this kind of wine cellar project. Wall-mount metal racking is also a popular choice since it is very space-efficient. But another favorite of ours are the wine pegs and wine rails. They can be easily mounted anywhere and can really help maximize bottle storage capacity. ^_^

Technical Tuesday Episode #491: Exploring Bulk Bottle Storage Options

September 8th, 2020

Smooth sailing September is indeed inspiring! Week number two for our September Tech Tuesdays and we have lots to share with you wine cellar fans. It’s all thanks to our project team who completed this cellar for our clients in Atlanta, GA. Check out the bulk bottle storage showcased in the gorgeous wine cellar below:

Project # 317656
Wood: Custom / Grand Mahogany
Bottle Capacity: 2326
Where: Atlanta, GA

Custom bulk bottle storageFirst up is this solid masterpiece of custom shelving units. Yes, you read that right: custom. The clients had generous space for their wine cellar and wanted to go all out on it. Our design team worked to ensure that the bottle storage capacity was fully maximized while capturing a timeless aesthetic. So Grand Mahogany was the wood of choice for the wine racking units:

Beautiful bulk bottle storage unitsAs earlier mentioned, this project is a shining example of options for bulk bottle storage. You will notice that the shelves here are designed to store wine boxes, crates, and of course, loose bottles. But these shelves are multi-functional as well! They can also be utilized for storage of other items, such as boxes of wine cellar accessories. You can even use them to display your glassware and other decor.

Here at WCI, we have a very healthy selection of bulk bottle storage options. If you prefer something fancier, we invite you to check out our Rotating Wine and Pull Out Wine cradles. These units will provide a stylish spot for you to display your collection in.

Bulk bottle storage shelving unitsAdjustable shelves are one of the best wine storage solutions you can have. In fact, we highly recommend getting them, especially if you’re quite the collector. They are suited for residential wine cellar owners as well, not just for commercial ones. For example, you purchase some wine boxes and they arrive in a totally different size from what you expected. It might also happen that they are much smaller than anticipated. The ability to move around your shelves will then give you the space you need at any given time. We have so much to offer so go ahead and explore more bulk bottle storage options at the WCI website! *Cheers*

Add A Little Drama With Waterfall Wine Racks

September 3rd, 2020

You’d be surprised at how the options vary  when it comes to wine racks. Not only can you choose from different materials, but there is also a plethora of styles available. That’s why even when it’s a compact wine cellar project, you can still do so much with it. Case in point: our client from Burlington, NY, and their lovely little creation. They transformed a small space and added a little drama with some waterfall wine racks:

Add drama with waterfall wine displays!

Vintner

The rustic charm of this wine room is very inviting. It’s elegant and warm at the same time. We give credits to the clever use of earthy tones, such as the Dark Walnut Stain on the wine racks. Since this was a smallish project, the clients wanted to create as much bottle storage space as possible. However, they also wanted to give some flair to the racking arrangement. The Vintner Series provided all the solutions they needed!

Vintner offers such an amazing selection of racking styles for just a wine rack “kit.” You can do so much with the individual and bulk bottle storage options it’s sometimes surprising that it’s not a custom job. Lots of WCI clients use either entirely Vintner racks in their projects, or in combination with custom units. The more affordable price point of Vintner makes it such a joy to work with!

Dark Walnut Stain on waterfall wine racksHere is a terrific shot of the completed racking assembly. It incorporates Vintner’s Archway with Tabletop option, Open Diamond Bins, Curved Corner Racks, and standard Individual Bottle Columns. But the clients wanted a bit more flair and decided to throw in some Waterfall Wine Racks as well. This was definitely a good move! Look at how the cascading lines of the racks give more character to the arrangement.

When those rack will be filled, the wine bottles will be very eye-catching. The waterfall display is indeed the perfect showcase for those prized wine bottles one would like to show off. Note that this option is compatible with the Vintner 5 column individual rack. You can also combine the waterfall units to create a larger, more impressive cascade. For those with more space, you can have the waterfall display come out from a wall to the center of a room. This will be an really fancy touch that’s sure to make a memorable visual impact!  ^_^

 

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Happy International Cabernet Day!

September 2nd, 2020

Happy International Cabernet Day, wine lovers! What are you planning to pour to celebrate this happy occasion? As a toast to all Cabernet fans out there, we’ve compiled a list of our top faves, along with some food pairings. You might want to try these over the holiday weekend:

Celebrate International Cabernet Day!

Credits by: Brett Jordan

Skip the filet mignon…

When we talk about Cabernet Sauvignon food pairing, steak is usually the first that comes to mind. Filet mignon is a top choice, although admittedly a bit pricey. But lamb is also another food pairing to explore. It’s also a popular dish to serve alongside Cab Sauv. We recommend spicing things up a little with an exotic blend of Mediterranean meets middle eastern flavors with a Moroccan tagine. Try the traditional lamb roast with a sprinkle of rosemary.

Braised beef anyone…

When we talk about celebrating International Cabernet Day with food pairings, it’s not exclusive to drinking from the glass. You can also include the wine in the dish itself. Your palate will thank you for adding a splash of Cab Sauv into your slow-braised beef. Just imagine the richness of the sauce! It’s going to be a taste sensation worthy of the celebration.

Gotta have some veggies…

Make sure you balance out your menu with some veggies on the side. Vegetables can also bring out the best flavors in Cab Sauv. Try serving up some thyme roasted mushrooms with polenta. This is one of our absolute favorites! The earthiness of mushrooms and herbs come together for a total palate pleaser with the wine. We suggest using a variety of mushrooms for a real gastronomic experience. Pile it on your soft, steaming polenta and top up that wine glass!

For more on food and wine pairings, wine racks, wine cellar cooling, wine cabinets, and custom wine cellars visit us at https://www.winecellarinnovations.com

Technical Tuesday Episode #490: Gaga Over Graywash Stain

September 1st, 2020

Want to know why lots of people are going “gaga” over Graywash stain? We can definitely give you a number of reasons. Lucky for us, we also have this classy Tech Tuesday project to serve as an example:

Project # 325574
Wood: Custom / Vintage View / Allheart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 810
Where: Marietta, GA

Vintage View wall-mount units

Easily Install Your Racks

First things first – let’s go over the details of this wine storage. It’s actually a combination of metal and wood racking units. We used some Vintage View wine racks in order to maximize the available wall space. Since the racks are wall-mounted, it was easy to install and offered amole bottle storage to boot.  Note that here at Wine Cellar Innovations, we have an assortment of wall-mount wine racks you can choose from. Some of our newest and popular collections include the Revue Series, Ultra Wine Racks, and the very versatile WineZone Wine Shelf system.

Going gaga over Graywash!Now let’s move on to this beautiful custom shelving. As you can see, this was specially designed to accommodate bulk bottle storage. But the countertop was also made to be wide enough to serve as prep space or display other wine accessories. So even if this is just a wine storage and not a formal wine cellar, it is wonderfully multi-functional.

So let’s go more into the details of the shelving . The wood choice is All-Heart Redwood and the clients went with the Graywash stain option. As we mentioned earlier, Graywash is a super popular stain, particularly with homeowners. WCI has included this stain in our stains and finishes repertoire just a few years ago. It has been carefully tested over several months to achieve a look that is both traditional and modern. It is actually a semi-transparent stain, very much like our Whitewash option. You will notice that there is no texture that comes through. Instead, the stained wood showcases a smooth finish while showing the beauty of the grain pattern underneath.

The old country feel of Graywash combined with the clean, monochrome shades on the wood is just stunning. No wonder everyone is going gaga over Graywash! *Cheers*