Frequently Asked Questions
- How long do the wine racks take to assemble and can anyone do this?
- How do I attach the racks to the wall?
- Do the racks require a finish?
- What wood species should I choose for my racking?
- I have an unusual space and I don't see any racks that will fit, can you help me?
- Do I need to do anything special to make a room into a wine cellar?
How long do the wine racks take to assemble and can anyone do this?
Most of our wine cellar racks take 15-20 minutes each to put together. Assembly is simple using a power screwdriver and just about anyone can complete the assembly unassisted.
How do I attach the racks to the wall?
Our wine Cellar Racking Kits are designed to be free standing and although it's not necessary to attach them to a wall, WineRacks.com strongly recommends that you do anchor them to the wall. If you would like the extra stability (or you live in earthquake country) you can drill through the rear spacer bars of your rack and attach it to the studs in your wall or purchase inexpensive "L" brackets from your local hardware store and attach them to the top of your racks and the wall.
Do the racks require a finish?
Our wine racks constructed of hard woods do not require a finish to last a lifetime in your wine cellar however, we do have the ability to stain or finish your wine racking to match existing trim or change the color to suit your tastes. Racks constructed of oak require a clear seal coat of finish, in order to prevent this porous wood from absorbing dirt and changing color.
What wood species should I choose for my racking?
We manufacture our wine cellar racks out of Pine, Oak, Mahogany, Lyptus and Western Red Cedar. All species are moisture tolerant, pest resistant and do not require a finish to be durable and attractive for a lifetime. The only real diffence between the wood species are the colors and grain. Pine is a light yellow-brown, Oak is a warm pinkish brown, Cedar ranges from pale yellow to a reddish color, is lighter in weight than mahogany and has a wider grain. Mahogany ranges from dark grey to deep reddish brown, is very dense and has a tight grain. Lyptus ranges from a light pink to slightly darker red. The choice is yours
I have an unusual space and I don't see any racks that will fit, can you help me?
Our line of wine cellar racking is designed to mix and match to fit most applications, but we have a complete design team that is always willing to work with you to create wine storage to suit your space.
Do I need to do anything special to make a room into a wine cellar?
To help maintain the proper temperature and moisture level in your wine cellar, you will want to make sure you have installed proper vapor barrier and insulation. We have a complete cellar preparation guide that you can download for more information. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your cellar room construction.