Long before opening his storefront, Wreck Creation, in Lincoln Park this past May, wood artist Neil Galati began making his name as a builder and carpenter. Almost two decades later he’s still at it, albeit on a more personal level. Galati sources vintage or reclaimed furniture and lets a new creation take shape as he works, rarely designing beforehand.
This genuine craftsmanship is apparent in all of his pieces—from practical furniture to abstract wooden wall art—and brings a just-rustic-enough touch to modern homes. Here, Galati shares a few of his favorite pieces. 1659 N. Halsted St., 773-793-1695