E-mail: hapertasshop@gmail.com

About Us

Our Story

Our showroom is in the Grand Avenue Design District just northwest of downtown Chicago.
We feature custom-made and one-of-a-kind furniture to compliment and complete your home, office and commercial space. All our furniture is hand-crafted and envisioned by our artisan/owners and our home goods are carefully curated with the same artistic sense to add quirky and vintage inspired details to your living or work-space.
We work with our clients and designers to create heirloom quality, live-edge wood dining tables, end tables, coffee tables, sofa tables, shelving and more to give your decor an elegant, warm and timeless feel. Hapertas also incorporates reclaimed lumber, steel, industrial salvage and custom poured concrete tabletops in many of our design projects.
Stop in to see what is in process, feed your imagination and get to know us.
Let’s create something beautiful for you and your home.


Christopher Martin has been designing and making furniture for over 20 years.  He got his start in Nashville painting autos and then rehabbing vintage cars.  He fell in love with the challenge of creating unique yet functional furniture out of the challenging shapes of live-edge lumber.  Chris is also an avid art collector and vintage car enthusiast.

Catherine Martin combines an artistic background with a flare for home decor.  She adds the details to the gallery making Hapertas a shopping delight for smaller home accents and gifts.

Kevin Hanley has been working with salvage furniture – restoring life and beauty to industrial artifacts for over 20 years.  His creativity blends the vintage and salvage with the live-edge lumber to create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.  With an extensive background in home furnishings and high-end retail, his imaginative designs are both limitless and timeless.

We supply creative interior design, architectural pieces and
decor for your space


I needed a spot to hold a small work social event for out of town co-workers. Hapertas Wood and Wares was the perfect venue. We had a small assortment of appetizers and drinks. It was easy to strike up a conversation with so many unique items and pieces of artwork and furniture to talk about. I would highly recommend.



I had a piece of reclaimed wood from my grandparent's old farm house. We wanted to use it to build something special that would be both functional & unique. We contacted Chris and with his help we designed and built a beautiful table that will be in our family forever. Thank you Hapertas Wood and Wares!



My wife and I own a home in Colorado. Hapertas Wood and Wares is the perfect place to go when we are looking for a unique piece of furniture or decor. Everything is one of a kind and much of their inventory is custom made. We love just stopping in to see what is new!



Hapertas is my favorite go to when I need a unique hostess or housewarming gift. I never have to worry that someone else will bring something similar. I often go there to see what treasure I can find. I just love the feel of the store.