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Technical Tuesday Episode #549: Simple But Remarkable Light Danish Stain Racks

November 9th, 2021

Can a simple wine cellar be remarkable as well? Can the two style concepts co-exist? Let’s have today’s Tech Tuesday show us the ropes. This wine room exudes understated elegance. Nonetheless, once you’ve seen it, it will definitely leave a lasting impression:

Project # 338131
Wood: Custom / Grand Mahogany
Bottle Capacity:
Where: Nolensville, TN
Stain: Light Danish

Simple but remarkable lightly stained racksWe’ll go over the specific details of this project to find out what makes it click. First, there’s the wood choice for the wine racks. Clients went with Grand Mahogany which is at the higher end of our product lineup. It may be a tad pricey compared to other stock wood options, but those extra dollars are worth it. Grand Mahogany is a plantation grown hardwood that is extremely attractive. One of the reasons for that is its uniform color. You’ll notice that the wood colors only vary slightly, from medium to pale pinks. But it’s not all just about appearances. Grand Mahogany is also quite remarkable when it comes to durability and resiliency. In fact, it’s on par with Cherry and Sapele in terms of hardness, density, and grain texture. It’s also no slouch when it comes to its durability and stability. The wood can hold its own against top gunners like Cherry Wood and Maple.

Now you might think that a quality wood like this needs fancy stains or finishes to dress it up. It’s certainly not the case. The hardwood has a moderately coarse grain pattern. For the most part, the grain pattern is straight but slightly interlocked in some cases. That’s why it absorbs types of stains and finished very well, including lighter stains. In this project, a Light Danish stain option was used for the racking units. See how the soft, golden stain accentuates the tones and grains the wine racks. It is said that this stain develops best on lighter-colored woods. Since Grand Mahogany has a uniform color to boot, Light Danish looks amazing on it. The result is a seamless looking racking assembly that is timeless yet with a luxe feel. It’s indeed an example of a simple and remarkable style! *Cheers*