Category Archives: Cabinet Basics

Fun in the Sun Experiment

Did you know wood cabinetry will change color over time? This naturally occurring event is often referred to as “mellowing” (Its technical term is photo-degradation). Many underestimate the power of the sun and its mellowing effects on wood. To showcase this, we conducted a little experiment by placing seven different wood species in a window […]

Anatomy of a Cabinet Door

Choosing styles and materials for your cabinets can be confusing. To help, we are breaking down the basics of cabinet door construction and materials, and explaining some of the lingo used when referring to cabinet doors. Anatomy of a Cabinet Door Almost all wood cabinet doors are constructed with the following components: Center Panel: Panel […]

Why choose custom cabinets from Crystal over a local shop?

Transitional Dark Blue Painted Cabinets

Many people are under the impression that custom cabinets have to come from a local shop. Some believe local shops have more custom capabilities than a manufacturer like Crystal.

What if we told you that Crystal started as a small local shop, but have grown and expanded over our 70+ years in business? Today, our knowledge and experience has positioned us as an industry leader in custom cabinetry.