Alder Wood– an Ideal Choice for New Jersey Wine Cellars

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WINE CELLARS AUG25Wine cellars are designed and built not only to keep precious vintages safe from external factors such as light, heat, vibration, and odor, but also to add aesthetic appeal to a home, wine store, bar, or restaurant.

Start designing your New Jersey custom wine cellar by determining the kind of atmosphere that you want in it. Wine collectors, especially those who want to host wine tasting parties in their wine cellar, can provide their guests a homey, intimate, or classic feel if the right wood is chosen. Whatever the size and type of wine room you want to have, the key to achieving the desired look in it is to choose the right type of wood for your wine racking system and wine cellar door.

The different types of wood commonly used in wine cellar construction are mahogany, redwood, and pine. Alder wood is also used by many New Jersey wine cellar builders, including Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, but some of us don’t know its properties and characteristics. Let’s talk about it in this blog.

Alder Wood for New Jersey Wine Cellars

Alder, which grows mainly in the Northwest, is considered the modern replacement for birch and is usually reddish, brown, or orange in hue. Alder wood has the ability to mimic the appearance of other hardwoods (depending on the color of the stain applied to it), which is why it is popularly called the “chameleon”.

ALDER WINE CELLAR

The two varieties of alder wood are clear alder and knotty alder. If you want a custom wine cellar that looks more modern, clear alder is the ideal option. It has straight grain, is heavier than poplar, and easy to work with.

Knotty alder, on the other hand, creates a rustic feel in your wine room. It contains burl clusters and small knots which can be ¼-inch closed knots to large 2-inch open knots. These knots, which are visible in wine racks and wine cellar doors, are really eye-catching. In addition to its distinctive tone, other advantages of knotty alder include durability, ability to resist rot and insect infestations, and versatility.

These are the reasons why Coastal Custom Wine Cellars enjoys working with it in constructing wine racks and wine cellar doors. For a wine cellar that’s really impressive and unique, contact Coastal at (888) 735-8889 or visit their website at http://www.winecellarsbycoastal.com/.

 

Juliette Johnson, the lead author on this website has been writing about wine and various means of storage and enjoying wine for many years. While she is independent she has made many friends and connections in the industry and assisted in the creation of unique wine room designs.
Juliette lives in Short Hills New Jersey with her husband, two children and a dog called Crichton.

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