In the last article, we have talked about Wood VS Metal for making wine shelves. In most cases, vendors and customers both like to choose a wooden wine rack. Because it is elegant, and it can reduce the vibration from the compressor.
In this content, we’d love to share something about the wooden wine shelf. We’re going to discuss what kind of wood is more suitable for making a wine fridge shelf.
We have some dates to show that, 90% of past wine fridge orders were with beech wooden shelves. Yes, exactly, beechwood is the most popular material for making a wine fridge shelf. Not only in 3Awinecellar, but also in other manufactureres.
Why beech wood.
As we know, there are so many kinds of wood in the world. Such as Camphor wood, Walnut, Cherry wood, Maple, Pinewood, and so on.
Firstly, Beechwood is one of the most important European hardwoods. Its common uses are furniture, flooring, stairs, and bentwood for furniture. It has stable performance and belongs to medium & high-grade furniture materials. It’s a cost-effective material due to it is readily available and affordable.
Secondly, beechwood is good-looking. It‘s typically a pale cream color and with straight grain, a fine uniform texture, moderate natural wood luster. And then, we don’t need to worry about the wood smell. Because beechwood is no characteristic odor. So it’s safe to store wine for long-term storage solutions.
One bottle of wine weighs about 2.0KG. There is no doubt that the wine rack must have enough strength to ensure your favorite bottles is safe. In 3Awinecellar, a piece of wine shelf can load 8-11 bottles. The wine rack needs to bear such heavy weight for a long time. This is a big challenge. But don’t worry, beech wooden is very hard and tough. Maybe that’s the main reason to use beech wood.
In a word, beechwood is, good appearance, workability, hard and tough, stable, and sustainable.
Oak wood is also good for making wine shelf
In addition, Oak wood is also a great wood for making a wine shelf. But it’s not that popular in the marketing, because the cost of oak wood is about 2-3 times than beech wood. It has the same uses as beech, common uses are furniture, flooring, stairs, and bentwood for furniture.
It has the advantages:
- Durable, long-lasting wood
- Attractive wood grain
- Less likely to warp when exposed to sunlight
- Good water-resistant properties
- Highly resistant to wear and tear
- Stains and polishes well
But its shortcomings are also obvious: expensive and heavy.
One of the main factors that make oak wood expensive is the rate of growth. An oak wood typically needs about 50 years to reach a mature state. It’s a long time.
Lastly, beech and oak wood are two of the best wood for making a wine cellar shelf. Beech is more popular than oak. But these two kinds of wood both are available in 3Awinecellar. All the wooden material we use in the wine cooler products is imported from Europe, reliable with complete certification.