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Some Helpful Tips In Picking Out Your Wine Cellar Door

July 10th, 2017

Wine cellar doors are taking on a new role nowadays, instead of just being another piece of the wine cellar project puzzle. They can actually be the focal point of your project and contribute greatly to your wine cellar’s aesthetic appeal. So in choosing your entryways, don’t just settle on “what’s available,” or “what’s affordable,” or “what’s convenient.” There are plenty of options that will certainly suit your budget and your personal style preferences as well. We’ve put together some helpful tips for you:

Choose a properly insulated wine cellar door

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The first and most essential element that you should consider when purchasing your wine cellar door would be proper insulation. Note that your wine cellar door is not just an accessory – it’s much more than that. It helps maintain ideal storage conditions for your bottles. A good quality door is one that can ensure that your wine cellar will stay sealed properly. This is something we can guarantee here at WCI. Our basic entry wine cellar doors possess standard R-5 insulation value as well as threshold, door sweep and insulation stripping.

Explore the many design options before purchasing

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Don’t just buy the most attractive door you come across, or the most popular style being sold, or worse, the one with the biggest discounted price tag. Explore your options and compare the features of each one. Here at WCI, we actually make that task super convenient for you, thanks to our newly updated Wine Cellar Doors section of the website. We now have the Door Wizard View which allows customers to browse our current standard door offering. These models are available for sale online and with only a 4 week lead time! We also have “Stock Doors” that can easily be shipped in 2 weeks or less for those rush projects. Just keep in mind that with the stock doors, the sizes are fixed and cannot be customized.

Don’t forget the other “small” but significant details

And what would these be? One would be the door’s configurations. We highly recommend going for a “pre-hung door” for easy installation. A pre-hung door is one that is already hanging in its own frame. Going for this option means you will receive a full unit with the door prepped, hinged and assembled to your specifications. That means you get the complete package delivered to your doorstep and we can assure a precise fit, too! Another detail to watch out for is with glass entryways. Ascertain the quality and thickness of the glass prior to purchasing. For example, here at WCI, we utilize 1/2″ thick glass, designed to maximize refrigeration and humidification benefits. For decorative applications such as etched glass doors, we utilize double-paned glass units consisting of (2) 3/16″ thick tempered panes with a 3/16″ air gap for a 9/16″ total thickness.

 

Tips On Choosing Your Wine Cellar Door

June 20th, 2016

In a custom wine cellar project, it’s essential to consider all the elements that will complete it – even the smallest details. A wine cellar door is, for the most part, considered an “accent” and doesn’t bring in as much attention as that given to the wine racking units or wine refrigeration system. But don’t forget that a wine cellar door also serves an important role in helping maintain ideal storage conditions in the wine cellar. That’s why choosing your wine cellar door should also be done with care – with the help of these useful guidelines:

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1. Check that the door style you choose has proper insulation.

We cannot overemphasize on the importance of proper insulation in your wine cellar. Keep in mind that frequent or sudden changes in temperature and/or humidity levels will greatly affect the aging of your bottles. It’s a must to ensure that your wine cellar maintains the standard 55°-58° F temperature and 55-75% humidity. That’s why when you shop for your wine cellar door, also make sure that it possesses the right insulation value. For example, here at WCI, our basic entry wine cellar door has a standard R-5 insulation value as well as threshold, door sweep and insulation stripping.

2. If you’re going for glass doors, ascertain the quality and thickness.

Now if you want to go for glass doors or entryways for your wine cellar, you have to be quite meticulous about the quality and thickness of the material used. You wouldn’t want to waste precious money on a glass door that will easily crack or succumb to ordinary wear and tear. Here at WCI, the glass we use for glass-enclosed projects is 1/2″ thick glass, designed to maximize refrigeration and humidification benefits. For decorative applications such as etched glass doors, we utilize double-paned glass units consisting of (2) 3/16″ thick tempered panes with a 3/16″ air gap for a 9/16″ total thickness.

3. Go for the “pre-hung” door for easy installation and precise fit.

What is a “pre-hung” door? It’s actually a door that is already hanging in its own frame. By selecting the pre-hanging option, you will receive a full unit with the door prepped, hinged and assembled to your specifications. That means you get the complete package delivered to your doorstep and all that is needed is to install the unit. This not only makes your wine cellar project go more efficiently, but you’re also assured of a precise fit to your wine cellar entryway.

Impress With Inviting Wine Cellar Entryways

April 13th, 2015

Gorgeous entryways can really make a difference in the aesthetic appeal of a wine cellar project. While the foremost priority should of course be the functionality of your wine cellar door, it doesn’t mean that style has to be compromised. You can definitely have a properly insulated entryway with an eye-catching design like that of our client Barry:

Designer Series wine racksBarry had actually previously purchased all his racks from us, specifically from our Designer Series wine rack kits. All racks were crafted from All-Heart Redwood with extra lacquer coating. He was certainly satisfied with the products, particularly with the simple assembly and installation procedures. But in order to give a little more pizzazz to the otherwise straightforward racking layout, he decided to order a custom wine cellar door to replace his old one. So Barry sent for our Straight Rail with Arched Glass Door, accentuated with custom etching.

wine storageThis beautiful creation features 2-inch thickness with threshold, door sweep and insulation stripping provided. There are pre-drilled holes for handles and pre-hung door jambs with widths configured to your specifications. Keep in mind that the standard jamb width is 4 9/16”. That means that there will be a slight upcharge for jambs 5 ¼” or larger. Jambs cannot be less than 3 3/4”.

IMG_0675editAs for the glass panes, standard WCI etched double paned glass units consist of (2) 3/16” thick tempered panes with a 3/16” air gap for a 9/16” total thickness. In addition, you can always request for custom etchings on your glass. We have four standard etchings that you can choose from but you can always have personalized ones based on whatever artwork including family initials, family crests and vineyard scenes, or images you choose. Note that all etchings are sandblasted, hence, each piece is a custom creation and may vary from the original.

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“Actually, this purchase was for only a few enhancements to my existing cellar plus a door replacement. However, since all of my racking was purchased from Wine Cellar Innovations, I have attached a few pictures for your records. Two of the walls have double deep storage, one wall has single deep storage, and the wall with the door has case storage on the left and magnum and half bottle storage on the right.”

~Barry B.~

Learn more about the extensive decorative applications we can do for your wine cellar doors as well as the bevy of styles you can have for your wine cellar project. Impressive entryways are your answer to iconic wine cellars so let WCI help you achieve THAT goal! ^_^

We Make It Happen With Expanded Basic Wine Cellar Doors

August 6th, 2014

Gorgeous wine cellar entryways are a coveted structure in any wine cellar construction. But there are those who either do not have the budget for a real fancy entryway or who prefer something practical like a standard wine cellar door. Plus, they’d also want them ASAP. Still, who says you can’t have a basic door that’s still suitably stylish, perfectly affordable, and delivered to your doorstep in a matter of weeks? WCI can make that happen with our expanded basic wine cellar doors!

Basic entryways with a twist!

WCI launched our Same Day Door Store to specifically meet the needs of customers embroiled in wine cellar projects that need relatively faster completion. Think emergency renovation or repair work! With our “Same Day Door Store” there is no need to wait weeks for a high quality custom wine cellar door. All of these wine cellar doors are ready for immediate shipment. Shipping is usually done on the next business day save for a few exceptions which you can easily check out here. Or, you can always shoot us an e-mail for the estimated transit times for orders placed on Fridays and weekends. We’re only too happy to oblige!

But this is not all! There has also been quite a rise in the demand for our budget-friendly Standard Door designs. So due to many requests for more basic door offerings, we have expanded the low cost offerings for our Mahogany doors as well. Now you get more options than before, from our intricate Wrought Iron collection to our Etched Glass and Forged Iron selections, and of course, the solid Mahogany Basic Entry Doors. Note that these elegant entryways only have a 4-week lead time which allows you to complete those wine cellar projects in record time.

Below are just a few teasers of the Mahogany additions to the Standard Door line-up:

 

Mahogany Panel Basic Entry Door

Mahogany Craftsman Entry Door

Mahogany Craftsman 1 Panel with 6 Lights Entry Door

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Arched French Doors Rustic-Arched-Wood-Door

 Our Arched French Doors with Insulated Full Glass Panels and Rustic Arched Wood Door are also part of the package so start browsing this section of the website today. We can make those elegant entryways happen, whether you’re taking your wine cellar goals fast or slow! ^_^