A Florida Master Builder Recommends Reclaimed Wine Barrel Features for Your Custom Wine Cellar
Do you want your wine cellar to stand out from the rest? Adding unique features into the design will help you achieve this. At Custom Wine Cellar Florida, they make use of reclaimed wine barrels in creating stylish racks, flooring, tasting tables, and carvings that can make your wine room more impressive and functional.
How to Beautify Your Wine Cellar While Being Friendly to the Environment
There are many ways to have a visually appealing wine cellar. You can add custom features or use modern materials like metal and glass. However, for those who want to build an exceptional wine room with recycled materials, you may opt for reclaimed oak wine barrels.
Reusing Reclaimed Wine Barrels
Wine barrels have long been used to ferment and age wine. This technique allows the wooden barrel to infuse some hints of vanilla, caramel, spice, or cream in the wine. Using barrels will also enhance the wine’s flavor before the vineyards bottle and ship the wine. It also provides the wine improved texture and color, depending on the type of wood.
Master builders commonly use oak wine barrels in constructing custom wine cellar. With a lifespan of about 3 years, oak barrels are often dumped into the landfills. Some people even use them as firewood or planters.
The creative and resourceful design team of Custom Wine Cellar Florida has found ways to re-use these wooden containers to add sophistication and uniqueness to wine storage facilities. It feels good to be helping save our Mother Earth by turning used materials into exceptional pieces in your wine cellar, such as racks, tasting table, flooring, and carvings.
Eye-Catching and Durable Wine Barrel Racks
Using oak barrels for your wine racks will add a vintage touch to your storage space. They will make your wine cellar smell like a winery because they retain the aroma of the wine they held.
Due to the shape of the barrels, wine racks constructed from these containers have a curvy appearance, which adds character to a wine room. Using wine barrel racks allows for displaying the bottles with the corks facing out.
Additionally, no two planks are exactly the same, because of the distinctive stamps that indicate the history of their contents and markings left by the metal rings.
They also exhibit color variations from the inner and outer part of the barrels. The grape skins of the wine inside the oak barrel are used to rub the outside of the container, resulting in golden brown or reddish tones.
Custom Wine Cellar Florida offers customization options so they can create a racking design that will complement the size and shape of your space, and your personal preference as well.
Vintage Wine Barrel Flooring
The flooring should not be ignored when designing a wine cellar. When properly installed using the right material, it will help maintain a stable environment needed for wine aging. It also plays an important role in the overall appeal of your storage space.
Common flooring materials include marble, tile, slate, bricks, vinyl, and cork. Nowadays, reclaimed wine barrel flooring is becoming more popular in the construction industry. It provides an old-world charm to wine cellars while being Earth-friendly.
Custom Wine Cellar Florida recommends incorporating this feature into the wine cellar design of client’s who want a practical and impressive flooring. The barrels are broken into long strips (5/8 inches thick) and micro-beveled. The planks come in random lengths and widths.
Custom Wine Cellar Florida uses the tongue and groove technique to create sturdy flooring. Before nailing or gluing the flooring, the surface must be installed with a vapor barrier.
There are three oak barrel flooring styles based on the parts of the barrel used. You can combine planks from the interior and exterior of the barrels, giving you endless possibilities.
The Cooperage style flooring consists of planks taken from the tops and bottoms of the wine barrels. You will see Cooperage stamps, which represent the name of the vineyards and the contents of the barrels.
The vertical pieces of wood that make up the sides of the barrel make up the Stave flooring. The hoops or metal bands that keep the barrel intact leave distinctive markings. This style of flooring will make your wine cellar extraordinary.
The inside parts of the oak barrels soak up the natural color of the wine stored in them. The color variations range from reddish to whitish tones. Unlike the Cooperage and Stave flooring, it does not have any markings or stamps.
Countertops, Tabletops, and Tasting Tables
Countertops and tabletops provide additional storage and serving area in the wine cellar. Match your vintage wine racks and flooring with wine barrel countertops or tasting tables. The standard thickness of the wood for the countertop is 1 1/8 inches.
There’s nothing more impressive than having a tasting table in one area of your wine cellar. You may opt for granite or glass top.
Wine Barrel Carvings by Custom Wine Cellar Florida
You can make your residential or commercial wine cellar exceptional by accessorizing it with wine barrel carvings. This form of art originated from Germany where it was a tradition, continued at present by creative artisans.
Usually handcrafted from the head of repurposed wine barrels, the carvings are more than 1 inch thick and 24 inches in diameter. The metal hoop, which is included in the barrel head, has a depth of 4 inches.
After dismantling the barrel head, Custom Wine Cellar Florida reconditions and reassembles it by applying polyurethane glue. This will protect the material from cracking and add durability. For increased structural integrity, they also glue plywood backing into a milled recess found on the inside of the barrel head.
Custom Wine Cellar Florida offers various finish options for a more lustrous look. However, if you want the natural beauty of the oak barrels to add charm to your wine room, you may opt to leave your barrel carving unfinished or applied with a minimal amount of stain.
You can mount this decorative element on one of the walls or a countertop in your custom wine cellar.
Go Green with Sustainable Wine Cellar Accessories
Enhance the aesthetic appeal of your wine room by incorporating works of art from reclaimed wine barrels. Contact Custom Wine Cellar Florida today at +1 (305) 731-2212.