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UFM Designs
Nearly 35 years ago, my parents began making custom designed, high quality wood furniture. I’m committed to remaining true to their vision of sustainable, high quality wood furniture. We utilize the latest 3-D computer imaging software. You’ll get to see exactly how we’ll bring your ideas to life. We’ll help you sketch out your perfect entertainment unit, bar, baby’s nursery— whatever your heart desires — we’ll co-create it with you from inspiration to completion. We take the guess work out of designing custom wood pieces for your home.


Inspiration to Completion

You’ve just moved into your new space, your home, your ideal apartment — wherever. And it’s perfect — except that it’s got some challenges in making the space work more ergonomically. There may not be enough closets, or there’s a great spot for a built-in bar, or entertainment center, but the measurements are not standard, so it’s not like you can just go buy something. Or you’re the type of person who has a unique vision for your place, and you know exactly what you’d like to see there, only, when you go to the usual furniture places, you can’t find it. That’s where we come in.

Connect with us for a free consultation.

We’ll look at your space, and any rough sketches of your ideas if you have them, see what fits, and craft a high quality wood piece to your specs, and collaborate with you to get it just right with:
3-D Computer Software that eliminates guess work and shows you exactly what your design will look like in your home.

Custom designed wood furniture that is a solid investment in living space, and can be re-finished and re-worked as your tastes change.

Non-toxic paints and finishes to choose from with no “off-gassing”, which makes them safe even for baby’s room.

Completely non-toxic from start to finish — all wood creations, without particle boards which contain formaldehyde and other dangerous glues and chemicals. Sustainable, high quality wood that is farm-harvested every ten years; not taken from virgin forests. As a father myself, I want to leave a legacy of amazing custom wood pieces; not add to overflowing landfills.



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Just what I've been looking for I've been looking for many different custom built pieces of furniture to put in my house, but everywhere I found was too expensive, that is until I found UFM designs. They have been able to help me with a built-in cabinet for my office, new kitchen cabinets, and a custom made bookcase. I was able to work hand-in-hand with them in making the designs just to meet my needs. The service was excellent, friendly, and the price was very affordable for what I got.


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I have been looking at furniture and most of the furniture stores have partical board furniture. I know that will not last. I went to UFM and found lots of solid wood furniture. I can have them finish it any color I want. I'm so happy. Now I can buy that dining room set and know it will last forever. I bought some bedroom furniture and was told that it is going to last a life time. It's made out of solid Alder wood it has dove tail drawer construction. I wanted to have it painted red with a wood color top and knobs and they will do that for me. I can't believe my good luck. The staff is really nice and very helpful. GREAT STORE!!!!!!!


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We wanted a custom built shelf for an alcove we have in our family room. Prior to choosing UFM, we called/met with five different vendors who provide the service. We chose UFM because they could give us exactly what we wanted, were competitively priced, and seemed the easiest to work with. It's very important to me to work with contractors who you can talk to easily and will respect your opinions and ideas. Ryan gave us exactly that. He listened to our ideas and worked them into the product. Ryan was responsive, calling and following up when promised. He was also very flexible -- working around our schedule for appointments and even meeting me at work for one of our visits. Our shelf was built and installed on time. It is high quality and looks great. We've already received several compliments from guests. The overall staff at UFM was very friendly and professional.


The majority of our pieces are handcrafted out of alderwood, and we are able to use any other type of wood per client request.  Alder wood is grown on a tree farm. It’s grown in Oregon on a tree farm that harvests its trees for wood every ten years. Sometimes, with things like kitchen cupboards, for example, solid wood is far too heavy to be practical. In those cases, we use a combination of solid wood planks over high grade plywood, which has no harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), such as glues that use formaldehyde. For a more in-depth discussion, visit our blog.

Absolutely. We love working with contractors, and have done so many times.

Most of the time, we are able to match your new custom built furniture — color, texture, style — with what you currently have. That’s a great reason to go with UFM Designs.

Here are a few reasons:
—Creative freedom
—To match what you currently have
—To invest in quality wood that you can refinish or modify later on to save money, trees, and other resources.
—Because your tastes will likely change as you travel through life, and with high quality pieces, you can refinish, add on, divide and add elsewhere. You can take them with you from home or business and fit them into new spaces.
—Flexibility that doesn’t contribute to landfills.

Our prices are usually in line with Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, and West Elm. Many times, we are less expensive, but usually not much more. You really don’t have to pay more for uncompromising quality and creativity.

We won’t skimp on the quality of our wood or finishes. We refuse to compromise our integrity and do shoddy work to save a few dollars. We absolutely will not use anything that resembles particle board, which is comprised of bits and pieces of pulp, synthetics, formaldehyde and other chemicals that endanger our health and that of our clients. We won’t do any job sight unseen, without visiting your space as many times as necessary to get the job done to our standards of excellence. We will not  compete with IKEA or any cheaply made, disposable furniture. And we will not do the hokey pokey. We do turn some jobs down, but we will never accept work that forces us to be out of our  integrity.


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  • 1824 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA 90717


  • 310 539-3631