This truly outstanding custom wine cellar built in Waimanalo on the island of Oahu near Honolulu in the Hawaiian islands is a testament to taste and design. The wine cellar was built in mahogany and left unfinished for a natural look.
The wine racking has a 2,446 wine bottle capacity and many impressive design features. The natural look beautifully complementing the clients existing dark stained cabinets and basin in the wine cellar, this mix just works.
Other design features include Barolo style French custom wine cellar doors with custom wrought iron detail and dual pane glass. The wood species on the doors is knotty alder with early American stain and finish.
In the video for this project we will take you through the design drawings, concepts and constraints behind the finished wine cellar. This cellar was to be a focal point of a very elegant dining area, not just basic storage so it had to create a focal point in keeping with the existing décor. The use of quarter round display shelves enhanced the look allowing magnums to be placed vertically or placing decanters or other display items. They are the first thing that catches your eye as you open the doors.
The wine cellar doors were created custom for this job and are dual pane glass with wrought iron detail presenting a dramatic grape vine look. They were designed and manufactured specifically to manage the temperature difference between the wine cellar and the dining room. Within the racking itself the corners are true radius, meaning there are no angles or segmented effects to any aspect of this wine cellar.
One of the challenges for this job was working around a family heirloom cabinet incorporating a sink that was to be featured front and center surrounded with wine racking. Above this heirloom we created a feature lattice style arch, the craftsmanship of which has to been seen to be fully appreciated. The chosen wood species is mahogany and was specifically left unfinished as unfinished mahogany is particularly beautiful. It’s a very light tan color and presents a very natural look.
The table tops are granite which were sourced by our client, the thickness of which had to be carefully calculated into the design to get a perfect finish.
The wine cooling system is a split refrigeration system with a twin evaporator by US Cellars, Model RM 6600TE. A split wine cooling system like this has the benefit of much greater efficiency than self-contained wine cooling units as well as a much quieter operation. The fan coils themselves were clad in in the same unfinished mahogany concealing the mechanical appearance of the system and placed above the entry doors. If you are planning your own custom wine cellar like this but built to your own specifications, click here FREE 3D custom wine cellar design or call +1 (949) 355-4376 and ask for Jerry Wilson.