What’s better than combining racks from two different series? A multi-combo racking, of course! And guess what, Tech Tuesday buddies? That’s exactly what we have in store for you today. Let’s get to know the deets on this elegant multi-combo project for a client in North Hollywood, CA:
Project # 307689
Series: Custom / Vintner / DKS
Wood: Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 476
Where: North Hollywood, CA
We’ve featured projects that mix and match our wine racks lots of times on the blog. But today’s feature utilizes not just two, but three different racking series. Our design team put together this seamless racking assembly by combining units from our Vintner and Designer Series wine rack kits, as well as some custom pieces. It was a smart decision since as can be gleaned from the images, this is a pretty compact space they had to work with. The floor area is a tad narrow, but the ceiling height is quite good.
In order to maximize the limited space, the racks from WCI’s “kits” were augmented by custom units. So in the image below, you’ll notice that there is a nice variety in storage options to accommodate both individual and bulk bottle storage. There are standard Individual Bottle Columns, Solid Diamond Cubes with Face Trim, and Rectangular Bins for wine boxes and/or loose bottles. Also, take note that there are actually two Individual Tasting Centers incorporated in this assembly. That means there’s also glass racks to accommodate the client’s stemware. All in all, this wine cellar has covered all the bases, storage-wise.
Now let’s talk about the add-ons that served to give this project a really completed look. The wood choice for all the racks is Premium Redwood in Dark Walnut stain. By keeping the wood and stain option uniform, symmetry and balance are maintained in this racking arrangement. Various racking series may have been used, but everything fit together perfectly. We also have the crown and base moldings to thank for that. As we have emphasized in a number of projects, these moldings help remove gaps between the racks and flooring, as well as the ceilings. And along with the Center Seam Trim, they create a seamless and professional appearance for your wine cellar.
Last but definitely not the least, by using multi-combo racking, it helps bring the cost down. That’s because a good number of the racks used are from the “kits” and not custom-made. We highly recommend checking out our Racking Comparison to get a good grasp on the cost per bottle of kits as against custom units. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save by going the multi-combo racking route! *Cheers*