Vancouver-based Jeff Martin began by building wooden surfboards. After his future wife suggested he build some furniture for their house, he took the leap and found he really loved it and soon, Jeff Martin Joinery was born. Most importantly, he builds all his pieces using solid, domestic wood that’s all been harvested from responsible sources, like fallen or sick trees.
This type of wood is some of the most expensive wood that can be bought so Martin often chooses pieces with flaws. Those flaws end up becoming some of the most beautiful details in the finished products. Whether it’s removing shapes from the tabletops and inlaying them with patched pieces of wood or metal, or finding some way to highlight the flaws, Martin makes it work. All in all, he builds high quality pieces that are built to last.