Designers and Manufacturers of High Quality Wine Cellar Racking
Unfinished wood and unassembled components have typically been your only options for wine racking. Kessick has set a new quality standard by offering only fully assembled and finished Sapele Mahogany wine cellar racks. We use Sapele Mahogany wood because of its beauty and natural moisture and mildew resistance, making it ideal for a wine cellar environment.
Sapele is a hardwood tree native to central Africa and is obtained from sustainably managed forests. The timber is in the same strength category as Oak, and is considerably stronger than African Mahogany. Natural coloring is a medium reddish-brown, and because it is quarter sawn, Sapele is characterized by well-defined ribbon stripe figuring. As with other Mahogany family woods, the color will darken slightly with age and UV light exposure.
Sapele Mahogany has a deep, rich, dark, natural color that does not require stain. Its color is consistent and does not vary from blond to red as other varieties do. When comparing Mahogany varieties and other wood types request wood samples! You should compare side by side wood grain, color, color consistency, and density.
Our wine racks are constructed of solid mahogany stock and color/grain matched ¾” A2 and B1 grade Sapele Mahogany hardwood core plywood with wood edge. Kessick wine racks are designed to last a lifetime in the moist cool conditions of a wine cellar. We do not use any man made or engineered wood products like MDF because of the inherent problems these materials have with moisture and elevated humidity.
Most varieties of Mahoganies that wine rack companies offer like ‘Malaysian Mahogany’ and others are actually ‘Philippine luan’ and are very light in color and density. The density of the wood is important because it determines how well the wood holds nails and screws; ensuring quality, secure construction and installation. The color, weight and grain of these wood species are not what you would consider traditional Mahogany. Many companies charge as much as 50% more for Sapele Mahogany. It is standard with Kessick.
Contact us to request a free wood sample. Wine racks available as unfinished, finished or stained/finished. Our product is different. Make the comparison, you’ll be impressed.
Other custom wood species available, please contact us with special requests.
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