21 Oct Pick the Right Wood for Your Custom Wine Cellar
When designing your custom wine cellar, picking the right wood is one of the key factors of the entire process. The wood species you pick will impact not just the aesthetics of the cellar, but the primary purpose of wine storage. If you conduct a certain amount of research, you will find that there are a large number of wood species & different stains to choose from.
Factors to consider
Choosing the right type of wood will ensure that your precious wines are well-protected. While there are a number of wood varieties to choose from, not all of them will suit your purpose. Here are some things to consider when choosing wood for your custom wine cellar:
#1 Design & style
If you are installing a cellar that is built on a modernistic design and style, choosing very dark wood like mahogany might not complement the look of the rest of the features in your cellar. Contrastingly, if your cellar design leans on more traditional styling, choosing a darker wood will enhance the aesthetics of the room.
The wood species you choose should be able to stand the everyday wear & tear. The wood and the design of the racks should be able to bear the weight of your wine bottles. While it’s important to focus on aesthetics, it’s also very important to focus on the functionality and durability aspects.
#3 Wood variety
Some of the most popular wood species used in wine cellar construction are Redwood, Mahogany, and Pine. The latter is the most economical of the lot and the primary advantage of using it is that it can be stained very easily using different wood finishes. It means when you choose pine you can stain it with any colour you like based on the rest of the furniture you have in your wine cellar.
Mahogany is an excellent choice for building wine shelves and racks. This wood is very durable and is decay, warp and moisture-resistant. The wood can be finished with lacquer polish to prevent mildew formation. Many custom wine cellar designers choose mahogany for their projects.
Redwood is another species that is commonly used in wine cellar installations. This wood contains natural oils that make it mildew and moisture-resistant. Unstained wood looks stunning; however using water-based stains helps highlight the grains in the wood and enhances its beauty. You can choose between Premium Redwood and the more expensive All Heart Redwood.
Opting for the right rack designs
Your custom wine cellar designer will be able to provide you all the information and advice you need. This will help you make a more well-informed choice about which wood you prefer to use in your wine cellar installation. In addition to the wood you choose, the designer will also be able to provide rack design options based on the number, size and type of wine bottles you are planning to store.
Focus on functionality
The design and wood species you choose should blend in well with the décor in the rest of your home. A well-planned and well-installed custom wine cellar can go a long way in enhancing the aesthetics and value of your home.
It’s a good idea to design your wine cellar in such a way that it would be able to hold a variety of wine bottles, regardless of their size and shape. If you are considering getting a wine cellar installed in your home, call Signature Cellars at this number 02 9340 7515 or use this contact form to get in touch with us.
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