06 Dec Know Which Wood You Can Use For Your Wine Cellar
A wine cellar is an excellent addition to your home. It allows you to store your wines in a controlled environment, ensuring they remain in good condition and age well. But a wine cellar can also be a statement piece. Customising every aspect of it helps ensure that you get a feature that will enhance the beauty of your home and add to its value. Wine cellars can have many different features and materials, and wood is commonly used in many of the installations.
When you start looking, you will find that numerous wood species can be used in wine cellar installations. Here we take a look at some popular ones and their characteristics so that you can make the right choice for your custom wine cellar:
1. Rustic Pine
It has a soft creamy colour with structurally sound knots and subtle streaks that help lend a rustic architectural appearance to the feature. This wine cellar wood can be finished and polished as per your needs and the décor of your home. It is best-suited for weathered finishes where the wood will be stripped down to the intergrain matter; this finish lends it a very rustic appearance. Its finish becomes more pronounced in dark-stained woods, and the addition of lacquer intensifies and magnifies the grain pattern.
2. Premium Redwood
This is a clear wood without any knots. It includes wood from various parts of the logs which vary from reddish-brown to red, white and pink. Premium Redwood is available in a range of colours. It works well in the cool conditions of wine cellars and can endure these conditions very well. The wood ages beautifully in wine cellars and has a very classic look that goes well with traditional wine cellar design concepts.
This is a beautiful, moderately coarse grain, patterned hardwood which has a uniform colour with slight variations ranging from pale to medium pink. For the large part, mahogany has a straight grain pattern, but in some cases, it may be slightly interlocked. This is a very resilient wood species that can be used to build wine racks, panelling, flooring and more. It compares to cherry wood and hard maple in many ways. All these woods species aren’t native to Australia, but a custom wine cellar company can source these materials and incorporate them into your project.
4. Black Walnut
This elegant wood has a vibrant colour and is ideally suited for wine rack construction. It is available in colours such as “dark brown”, “nutty” and other chocolate brown tones. When left unstained, it develops a beautiful natural sheen.
5. White Oak
This is a medium to light brown wood that commonly has an olive cast. It has an uneven, coarse texture with a straight grain and is rot-resistant as well. The wood responds well to finishes, stains and glues and can be crafted by machine and hand.
Other Wood Species for Wine Cellars
In addition to these wood species, you can also choose from hardwoods like Knotty Alder, White Maple, Black Walnut, Ipe and more. Most property owners that are considering using wood features in their home cellar wonder which one is a good option.
There is no fixed answer to this question, but custom wine cellar designers will recommend the best materials as per your preferences and the overall style of the cellar. They will provide details such as characteristics and qualities as well as finishing options while keeping your ideas, needs and budget in view.
Custom Wine Cellar Design And Installation Services
We at Signature Cellars design and build custom cellars as per your needs and work closely with you, provide all the information you need and make sure that the final product meets your expectations. We also craft all the wooden and other features to perfection so that your custom wine cellar is a class apart.
To find out about how Signature Cellars can help you design and build a wine storage solution that can help protect your investment and add value to your home, call us on 1300 570 636 or email email@example.com, and we will respond within the shortest possible time.
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