There are three types:
My personal favorite of the three is Collector's because there are many different kinds. Most of them are from wineries that are thousands of years old. A lot of these pieces display priceless artifacts, historical artwork and ancient landmarks that date back to the Roman Empire. You just can't find designs like this anymore. Just imagine how they'll look in your wine cellar!
Below is a brief description on the Collector's style, as well as more info on the Border and Winery Branded. Each one is from either a wooden wine crate, wine box or wine case.
Collector's panels have the designs and pictures of the winery engraved on them, and all are mostly the same size. They're a best seller, and the most attractive of the three.
(3) Collector's Wine Panels
Average size: 12" L X 6" H
Crate type: 12 Bottle Wine Crate
Border Panels are like pieces of a picture frame. They are thin and narrow with smaller winery brandings and winery lettering. They do vary in size.
Crate Type: 6 Bottle Flat Wine Case
Average size: 9" L X 4" H
Winery Branded Panels are often the same size as Collector's, but don't have any designs or pictures. They are branded with winery lettering and numbering.
(1) Winery Branded Panel
Average Size: 12" L X 6" H
Crate Type: 6 Bottle Wine Box
All three of these styles can be mixed and matched into a wall, floor or ceiling plan. A lot of the times I recommend Borders for the frame, and assorted Collector's and Winery Branded inside the frame. This will make your wine panel project into a one-of-a-kind montage.
Wine panels can last forever if they're finished. They can be glazed with Polyurethane or any other wood finish. Also, any kind of stain to match a color in your décor can be used as well.
How to install them:
I recommend working with a contractor, carpenter or woodworker. This will allow you to view the project objectively.
If you decide to finish the panels first, I'd recommend working with a finish carpenter. Once the panels are completely finished, the installation can begin.
Liquid Nails in a can (not a tube) is the preferred adhesive. Use a notched trawl to spread the Liquid evenly across the back of each panel. This is similar to installing tile. Adhere the panel to the surface. Keep going until your surface area is filled with panels.
Cuts and trims may be needed along the way. This is another reason why it's preferable to work with a contractor/woodworker.
Once your project is completed send us a picture! We'd love to display your beautiful work on www.winepine.com