Redwood Wine Racks & Kits
We offer beautifully crafted California Redwood wine racks. This premium cedar racking is hand selected for its rich depth of color.
All the luxury and look of custom crafted quality Redwood wine racks without the custom price. Mix and match with our eighteen essential wine rack styles which come in two standard widths and heights.
Is Redwood the Best for Wine Cellars?
Choosing the kind of wood for your wine cellar can seem like a daunting task. Let us help clear the fog.
There are several types of wood to choose from: Mahogany, Redwood, along with Oak, Walnut and several other species.
Each of the these will create a specific look that works with the design of your cellar. Each of these are perfectly good options when sourcing the wood for your traditional or modern wine cellar.
Redwood trees are most famous for their growth in the Western part of the U.S. and Canada, which makes it a natural fit for a humid wine cellar.
Natural oils in redwood repel moisture and pests to keep the wood in tact and in perfect shape for the cellar’s built in wine racks.
Since redwood is less porous than most other types of wood, it makes it challenging to stain, since both oil and water based stain cannot get inside the wood fibers easily.
Often, the result is a blotchy finish that is easily nicked from Redwood’s soft nature. Oils found in Redwood and the nature of the wood ensure you will have a beautiful, deepened finish over time, naturally.
Redwood wine racks come in several options: All-Heart Redwood or Premium, if you decide to go the redwood route for your wine cellar.
All-Heart Redwood is generally darker and more uniform in color, meaning the wood is consistently colored throughout.
Premium Redwood wine racks are a great choice if you are looking for a better value, since it is extremely durable like the All-Heart variety, but the color in each piece is much more varied.
A wine rack made from mahogany lends itself to being extremely resistant to warping and changing shape over time.
Wine cellars should run with a humidity level between 50-70$, which, can start to affect the wood’s structure and shape.
Swelling is not an issue with mahogany wine racks, since the wood naturally has the ability to resist its environment and maintain its shape regardless of the humidity and climate.
The way mahogany presents itself in your wine cellar is another great selling point, Along with its durability makes a lot of people choose to use this type of wood during the construction process.
The color of the wood is not overly dark, however it is substantially darker than what you might see with traditional woods, such as maple or oak.
For that being said, mahogany furniture is fairly popular in the U.S., and using the wood in a wine cellar can help keep with a certain look a homeowner may be trying to achieve or maintain.
Most types of wood can be stained in order to meet the exact desired hue, mahogany takes stain exceptionally well, allowing you to go into very dark shades of brown without completely drowning out the grain patterns.
Oak, Walnut and other modern wine cellar options
Oak, Walnut and other species that do well with stain or not are also an excellent option.
It could be that you or your designer have chosen this species for the rest of the house and you would like to keep the look consistent.
The important thing to remember is an extremely good quality plywood to apply the veneer to. You want to avoid a heavy MDF core to keep the structure from warping or changing shape.
Remember to seal the entire portion of millwork with a stain and lacquer, to ensure years of joy from your hand crafted, custom wine cellar.