Welcome to J Crytzer Woodworking
Design + Build fine custom cabinetry. Sustainably made for you.
When we build, let us think that we build forever.
Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone.
Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for;
and let us think, as we lay stone on stone,
that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred
because our hands have touched them, and that men will say,
as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them,
“See! This our father did for us.”
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This new site has been built on the new flexible format such that the pages can be viewed on small tablet and phone size screens. I would like to thank my brother-in-law David ( who can be reached at: http://www.dnwdev.com ) who has generously built both this site and...read more
BUILD FOR LONGEVITY
We’ve gotten to the point where a kitchen, which was once considered a permanent feature of a house, now has a relatively short average lifespan. This also applies to furniture, and even to the houses in which all our disposable goods are found. This results in pollution, wasted money (despite the initial cheap price tag) and squandering of resources.
THE PROBLEM OF CHEMICALS
Indoor air pollution is causing so many medical issues- from asthma and eczema-like skin rashes, to endocrine problems and auto-immune diseases- that there is a term for it: sick building syndrome. I avoid toxic finishes containing heavy metals and hazardous chemicals, and I don’t use any wood products containing formaldehyde.
It is good for the community. Jobs are created, wages are fair, shipping and transportation pollution is greatly reduced, and endangered resources are not abused.
THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP STUFF
If new cabinetry is priced at a point that most people would consider inexpensive, you can be sure that exploitation is occurring. Many large companies routinely do business that involves illegal timber cutting and unethical labor practices, to name just two forms of degradation.