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So youíre building a wine cellar. What is the best wood to use?

Your dream wine cellar starts with the selection of the wood to build it in. As you may already know, there is a wide variety of woods available, so it all comes down to your personal choice. Wine Rack SuperStore has selected five best quality woods in a variety of colors, grain patterns, and finishes for your taste, need and budget:

Premium Redwood

Clear All Heart Redwood

Prime Mahogany

Amber Blaze Mahogany

Rustic Pine

Because we can work in any wood commercially available, you may also pick your choice of wood. After all, you will be building the home of your wines, so it has to be the perfect!

Our Top Five Wood Choices:

Premium Redwood
Premium Redwood

Premium Redwood is a wonderful selection for your custom wine room or wine cellar.

It is genuinely resistant to the cool, humid environment perfect for long-term wine storage, and unlike other woods that may discolor over time, Redwood ages marvelously.

Redwood can be found growing in the cool, damp forests of Northern California and comes in a variety of colors from white to pink to red and reddish brown. This super wood is resistant to shrinking, warping, and checking, and is highly durable. Redwood also has a wide variety of grain patterns. When stained, you will notice that its grain pattern is more distinct in the dark stained wood samples than in the natural unfinished ones. Redwood can also absorb and retain all types of finishes extremely well.

More reasons to choose Premium Redwood

Itís an environmentally sound choice.

All our redwood is SFI Certified. This means it is in compliance with the guidelines of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, which assures you that the Redwood you purchase and use have been harvested in an environmentally sound manner.

For love of tradition, and huge savings!

Redwood has been used for years for building wine cellars. Many wineries have used redwood for their barrels and wine cellars, and we want you to enjoy this tradition too.

Premium Redwood is a very affordably priced clear wood without knots, and since we purchase and process a vast amount of Redwood, the savings are passed on to you!

Contact our Design Specialists to get started on your Redwood wine cellar today.

Clear All Heart Redwood
Clear All Heart Redwood
Raised in the cool, damp forests of Northern California, Clear All Heart Redwood is another wonderful choice for a custom wine cellar. As the Clear All Heart Redwood tree grows, its heart takes on minerals, giving it reddish brown tones and resistance to decay. It has a wide variety of grain patterns, and is impressively resistant to rot, mildew and insects.

As it ages, natural unstained Clear All Heart Redwood takes on increasing darker depth of beautiful color as it oxidizes. Just like Premium Redwood, this type of wood also has an open-celled structure. The wood absorbs and retains all types of finishes tremendously well. Itís beautiful unstained, durable, resistant to shrinking, warping, and checking.

And again, when you choose Clear All Heart Redwood, you are also making an environmentally sound choice because all of our redwood is purchased under the guidelines of SFI, Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Although it is in the mid-range in price, Clear All Heart Redwood is a great value considering its admirable characteristics. And because we purchase a considerable amount of Redwood, we are able to offer you that wood for a lesser price.

Contact one of our Design Specialists to get started on your Clear All Heart Redwood wine cellar today.

Amber Blaze Mahogany
Amber Blaze Mahogany

If youíre looking for luxurious appeal, then Amber Blaze Mahogany is the wood for you.

An extremely dense, hard and heavy wood, we love its profoundly dark reddish brown color. And, because it has a distinctive grain pattern, this wood type lends itself to stains and finishes. A wine cellar that uses Amber Blaze Mahogany would look extremely classy and sophisticated due to its marvelous dark consistency. No wonder Amber Blaze Mahogany has earned its place in discriminating wine cellars.

Priced above average, AmberBlaze Mahogany should be your top choice if youíre going for an above average wine cellar.

Contact one of our Design Specialists to get started on your Amber Blaze Mahogany wine cellar today.

Prime Mahogany

Timeless appeal is what Prime Mahogany is all about.

Famous for being a favorite wood in making furniture, high-end interior finishing and cabinet-making, Prime Mahogany is attractive unstained but readily absorbs stain and finishes, which accentuate the beautiful tight grain pattern.

It is a dense hardwood which is resistance to shrinking, warping, checking and is very durable. It is also resistant to rotting, decay and infestation.

It is these qualities that make Prime Mahogany one of the top picks for wine cellars next to Redwoods. Being a high end hardwood, youíd be surprised to learn that it is a moderately priced. Our Prime Mahogany is a Dark Red Mahogany abundant throughout Southeastern Asia, and has a consistent reddish brown color. Donít confuse or compare this to Indonesian or Malaysian Mahoganies which are from a mixture of subspecies which vary greatly in color and grain pattern. Our Prime Mahogany is heads above this type, and is definitely an excellent choice for wine cellars.

Contact one of our Design Specialists to get started on your Prime Mahogany wine cellar today.

Rustic Pine

If you want rustic appeal for your wine cellar, Rustic Pine is the wood for you.

Rustic Pine grows throughout North America and is characterized by a soft creamy color with subtle streaks. It also has a wide variety of grain patterns, and such grain pattern is more pronounced in the dark stained samples than in the natural unfinished ones. Itís beautiful unstained, but we love how the variation gets magnified when applied with a shiny finish.

Rustic Pine absorbs and retains all types of finishes extremely well and is perfect for weather finishes. Whatís great about this type of wood is that it is a grade that includes knots which give a bigger yield and lower cost than a clear grade of wood. Because the supply of Rustic Pine is huge, we consider it our best value by price per bottle space.

Contact us today to speak with one of our Design Specialists to get started on your Rustic Pine wine cellar.
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