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Franklin Report Report Card for JW Custom Woodwork in Los Angeles
JW Custom Woodwork
12627 Foothill Boulevard
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 834-0194
Main Contact: Jose Wawrik
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Categories
Millwork & Cabinetry

Services & Specialties
Casework, stairs, cabinets and hardwood floors; custom furniture specialists

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Jose Wawrik hails from a family of Polish craftsmen transplanted to Argentina during WWII. It was there that Wawrik got his start, first building wagons with the family, and then, at the age of fourteen, working alongside German carpenters to help support his relatives. Today, Wawrik runs a studio of his own in Sylmar, overseeing eight employees. The firm builds stairways, kitchens, casework and hardwood floors. He's even been known to mix sawdust with stardust, building millwork in both home theaters and stars' trailers.

Wawrik's passion and the firm's increasing focus is custom furniture. We hear he studies older pieces, looking for distinctive elements to replicate. Crafted with old-fashioned elbow grease and advanced technology, each JW creation is said to have a hand-hewn uniqueness of character that machines just can't match. Although JW doesn't like to stray far from LA, designers in New York have approached the firm about its good work, and some pieces have found their way to Nevada and Arizona.

Clients say Wawrik has an open mind, and his eye for detail is appreciated by designers, who praise his fine sense of proportion. Wawrik is said to consider the existing architectural canvas. He will even go so far as to adjust a design for an especially tall client. For such personalized attention, one might expect to pay upper-end prices, but JW's rates are said to be quite affordable.

Representative Client Comments:
"Beautiful detail work. The craftsmanship is superb." "A pleasure to work with. I learned a lot just from talking to him."

 
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