Darryl Hogeback of Savante Wine Cellars located in Denver, CO, designed this award-winning wine storage room.
The custom cellar is built in a multi-curved wall space with exterior windows. The center wine carousel tower holds 24 bottles per individual carousel -- 12 on display angle and 12 laying down. Each carousel rotates individually.
The display rows throughout room are highlighted by LED ribbon light. The countertops are made from reclaimed, tongue-and-grooved wine barrel heads, purple side up, with the counter under the windows designed with tapered “Sunrise” pieces to follow along the curved window wall.
The center lid and bulkhead around the room features a curved movable ladder rail to allow for access to upper racking cabinetry. Custom curved crown follows the cabinetry around the perimeter of the room. Also, the stained glass is framed in removable window panels with LED backlighting for nighttime and natural sunlight in the day. All bottle spaces, case, diamond, drawer pullouts and carousel are laser numbered for inventory purposes.
Furniture-grade mortise-and-tenon joinery with dowel rods was used for the steam-bent, curved horizontal racking. The carousel was built with tangential dowel spacing to support the circle’s span.
Throughout the room white oak was used with Savante’s proprietary fume and oil finish to allow for a darker wood color without the use of VOC off-gassing stains or lacquers. Along with its fuming process, the company also uses a non-toxic butcher-block oil that also helps prevent off-gassing.
Designed using SketchUp, this wine cellar was made with standard equipment and steam bending tooling.
To enter the 2016 Best in Wood contest, visit woodworkingnetwork.com/best-in-wood. All winners will be recognized at the 2016 Cabinets & Closets Expo in Pasadena, CA, March 22-24.
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