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Our namesake the Baltimore Clipper Schooner, "Vigilant" sailed commercially on the world's oceans for over 130 years. For us here at Vigilant it represents superior design, durability, dependability and value. All of the wine cellars, wine racks, wine cellar doors, custom cabinetry and millwork, cigar and gun cabinets that bear the Vigilant name are crafted with those values in mind. We build our products using the finest materials and craftsmanship for the enjoyment of our customers.
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Vigilant Crafts Wine Cabinets for Hotel Hershey

Posted By on July 21, 2015

Vigilant partnered with Shea Design out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Steve McNulty of Hershey Entertainment to fully revamp the Circular Restaurant at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Vigilant Designs Custom Wine Cabinets for Hawaiian Resort

Posted By on July 7, 2015

Vigilant constructed these custom wine cabinets for the new Bali Hai restaurant at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii. The former Bali Hai restaurant was destroyed by fire in 2011, and we were contacted by Jim Mehta and Ed Colson of HBR Enterprises in Hanalei, Hawaii to help in restoring the restaurant.

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Looking for that Perfect Gift on Father’s Day?

Posted By on June 19, 2015

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and maybe you’re a little stumped on what to get for dad’s special day. Here’s a thought – what about an awesome cigar humidor? Perhaps your dad has been yearning for the perfect place to store his cigars but hasn’t wanted to treat himself. Now’s your chance!

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Are Hardwood Wine Cellar Doors Better than Doors Made of LVL?

Posted By on May 27, 2015

Vigilant Woodworks utilizes only the highest-quality materials and employs skilled New England craftsmen to create the finest products. Our hand crafted wine cellar doors are a perfect example of the finest craftsmanship. Each door is fashioned from hand-selected, 1-3/4″ thick superior hardwood. Choose a solid poplar, mahogany or custom wood frame. No unnatural or toxic materials are used when constructing our cellar doors, as we don’t want to undermine the integrity of our product. All Vigilant wood/glass doors utilize High R Value- Argon Filled, Insulated, Tempered, Low E Panels to provide a higher R- Value than standard insulated glass panels. Each Vigilant Door is pre-hung in a 3/4″ solid wood jamb with a threshold, door sweep and door seal to help maintain the perfect storage environment for your wine cellar.


This image shows a solid piece of mahogany hardwood used in all our wine cellar doors.

Need a door in a hurry? Lead time on many of our standard doors is only 2-3 weeks. Or, if none of our standard door options work for you, just let us know and we are happy to design and build a door to suit your exact needs.

Unfortunately, our competitors don’t always hold themselves to an equally strict standard. Many choose Laminate Veneer Lumber (LVL) when fashioning their cellar doors. While these doors are called “solid wood,” they are in fact not a solid piece of hardwood but a series of thin wood strips, glued together to make the frame. These thin wood strips are fastened together with toxic glue, containing chemicals that may be harmful to the environment. This engineered wood is cemented together in the same manner as plywood, creating a random (and unappealing) pattern. Many of our competitors use only standard double paned glass, offering minimal insulation value.


Laminated Veneer Lumber is not the same quality as solid hardwood.

So if you’re seeking unsurpassed craftsmanship and a commitment to excellence, we think you’re in the right place! Just call, email or fill out a door request here to get a quote today.



Vigilant Woodworks of Dover, NH Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Design Award

Posted By on January 26, 2015

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Vigilant Woodworks is awarded “Best of Houzz 2015″ for Wine Cellar Designs.

We are proud to announce we have been awarded “Best of Houzz 2015″ for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Our wine cellar designs have been chosen as the most popular by the more than 25 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

If you’re thinking about building a wine cellar contact our wine cellar specialists today! We’re happy to answer your questions and help you achieve your dream wine cellar.

1(888) 812-4427 or email us: sales@vigilantinc.com

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