How to choose a high quality wooden wine racking?

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How to choose a high quality wooden wine racking?

With the popularization of red wine culture and the ultimate pursuit of refined life from the public, it is no longer able to meet everyone’s need to place red wine everywhere under normal temperature.  More and more red wine lovers choose to make a room for red wine storage in the basement, under the stairs, or in a room of the villa. We call it the “wine cellar”.

The professional wine cellar consists of two parts.

  • Wine Cellar Racking
  • Wine Cellar Air conditioner

Here, we mainly talk about the first part Wine Cellar Racking. Do you know How to choose a high-quality wooden wine racking?

wooden wine racking1. A high-quality wooden wine racking must be made by good materials.

The common wood for making wooden wine racking is pine, western red cedar, redwood, beech, oak, and walnut, etc.  How can we choose the right one from so many materials? It’s not hard to realize that they are only two categories, softwood, and hardwood.

Softwoods: small density and lightweight, convenient transportation, and on-site installation are the biggest characteristics, and the relative price will be affordable. For the wine lovers who have not a high budget or often renovate their houses, the wine cellar racking made of softwood is a good choice. Among the above kinds of woods, pine, western red cedar, and redwood belong to the category of softwood.

Hardwood: solid and durable, with higher relative density, rich color, and texture, it’s easier to be reprocessed and molded, and not easy to change shape, but the cost is more expensive compare with softwood.  Among the above kinds of wood, oak, walnut, beech, etc. are hardwood.

Well you will ask how do i know to choose softwood or hardwood. We have no only answer for you.  Both softwood and hardwood have different characteristics. You should make the right choice according to your budget and preferences. The suitable one is the best.  If only from the perspective of material strength and quality, The oak from hardwood, and The western red cedar and redwood from softwoods are the choices from 90% of wine lovers.

wooden wine racking finishing2. A high-quality wooden wine racking should have good finishing.

From the perspective of production technology and structure, the cellars produced by many suppliers in the United States and Australia may have exquisite materials, but they all use simple nailing structure, which greatly reduces the stability and aesthetics.  However, our company has always insisted on 100% hand-made, with the traditional mortise and tenon structure connection, which can well maintain the consistency and integrity of materials from the surface, without having nail holes.

In addition, many low-end manual workshops now make square heads, and we make round heads. One hand is to avoid scratching the wine labels.  Another hand is the round head appearance gives a comfortable and natural feeling, which well matched to the round appearance of the wine bottle.

3. A high-quality wooden wine racking must be customized

Now wooden wine cellar racking is divided into two categories:

One is similar to the standard wine track kits. This is to make some modular sizes in the workshop according to the fixed size. This advantage is to get fast delivery from stock, and low cost from mass production to have a price advantage.

The other one is custom wine cellar racking,  We can custom your favorite style, color, and structure according to the dimension of your cellar room. Through our design, you can maximize the use of space, but the disadvantage is that the delivery period is longer, and the production & service costs are high with lead a higher price compares with standard kits.

After learning so much experience, I believe you have a certain understanding of the selection of wine racking. If you want to make your dream wine racking to a reality, Click here to start, contact us.

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