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martins furniture


Martin's Custom Furniture
1700 Block of East Broadway
(now location of shoppers drug mart)

Opened in 1949 and moved to Coquitlam in 1999

 From Martins Web-site

Martins Furniture Co. was started in 1949 near the corner of Broadway and Commercial in Vancouver, B.C. by Mildred and Alfred Martin. They specialized in building custom kitchen tables, chairs, stools and restaurant seating.  Their son Randall started with the company full time in 1973 and in 1999 moved the business to its present location in Coquitlam, BC. Angie and Randall Martin now operate the business together with their "key man", Doug Lindgren. They still build the kitchen tables and chairs as Mildred and Alf did in the 50's and 60's using high grade plywood in the laminated table tops covered with heavy high pressure plastic laminates. The chairs are of 16 & 18 gauge tubular steel construction with plywood seats and backs carefully covered with extra high density foam and heavy vinyl fabrics. These construction and upholstery methods produce what the Martins believe to be a solid product, second to none of its kind.

They back all their work with a 5 year construction and craftsmanship guarantee.

Many of Martin's customers have told them that their parents and/or grandparents are
still using the kitchen sets the Martins have built for them in the 1950's and 60's.

These two pics are from Martin's website.

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