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"Calico" DMFG is a small, agile outfit. It will always remain as such and we aim to provide services that few can at this level.  

Where else can you go to get something researched, designed, prototyped, refined, and produced under one roof?

simply put, it's one hell of a Deal.

recent project highlights

Aston Martin Valkyrie Coffee Table

Client Discommon

Services Rendered CAM Setup/CNC Machining, Solid Wood Prep and Finish

To commemorate the imminent release of the Aston Martin Valkyrie Concept Car, Neil of Discommon commissioned a solid walnut variant to add to his line of limited-production automotive sculptural coffee tables. We produced a top comprised of laminated walnut blocks for stability and low material waste. Milled on both sides and originally designed to be cut out of solid aluminum, we also modified the CAD to ensure stability for years.

Sound garden public park signage

Client Conservation Corps of Long Beach / CITYFABRICK

Services Rendered Drawing to 3D CAD, Full Fabrication

Although we specialize in solid wood machining, traditional metal fabrication is within our capabilities. Nonprofit organization CITYFABRICK required a large signage piece made for a children's playground, and provided a 2D elevation of what they needed. Due to tight deadlines we immediately went to 3D, got approval, and three weeks later had the sign produced.

Concorde Anniversary Wall Model

Client Discommon

Services Rendered CAM Setup/CNC Machining, Solid Wood Prep and Finish

Another project from Neil of Discommon, the conversation began with, "is this even possible to make out of wood?" We separated this model into a few components, matched wood grains between parts for seamless fits, created a 3D file appropriate for wood machining, and produced four models along with a wall mount each.

flatpack table system

Client SUARO (Our Own Line)

Services Rendered Design, Prototyping, Production, Packaging

Our first self-released line of products, this table system features a table leg with threads machined directly into the wood for a high-end flat pack experience. Shown here are the side table versions but this system expands to larger form factors--coffee tables, dining tables. The in-house designed packaging ensures a delivery is like opening a present on christmas.

S.O.F. Gold star family fundraiser plaque

Client Eagles and Angeles Limited

Services Rendered Design, Machining, Solid Wood Prep + Finish

Produced for a silent auction charity in memoriam of three fallen SOF soldiers, this plaque encapsulates their actual uniforms within a walnut and acrylic shell. We were given free range from design and production to work within Eagle and Angel's budget, and delivered a piece that helped raise over a hundred thousand dollars for the respective gold star families.

alena gretencord memorial plaque

Client Cal State University, Long Beach Design Department

Services Rendered Design, Prototyping, Solid Wood Prep + Finish

Commissioned to set in (wood) the legacy of a beloved student to the CSULB Design Department and remind those she left behind of her positive impact on us all. We incorporated her logo, machined in brass, in the middle of a radiated pattern. The larger dished shape draws attention from afar to the much finer detailed inlay. We were given full control from design to implementation, running through ideas with 3d printed prototypes and full scale modelling foam mockups to verify the design before producing the final.

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selected one-offs & prototypes

Services Rendered Smoking Pipe Design + Production

Services Rendered Record Case Design + Production

Services Rendered Chair Prototype Design + Production

Services Rendered Table Prototype Design + Production

Services Rendered Hollowbody Guitar Design + Production

Services Rendered Modelling Foam Soft Mold CAD/CAM/Machining

Services Rendered Panel Stock Cabinetry Production

Services Rendered Signage Design + Production

Services Rendered Tabletop Machining

Services Rendered Toy Design + Production

Services Rendered Chair Design + Render

Services Rendered Signage Design + Production

Services Rendered Product Design + Render

Services Rendered Furniture Design + Production

Services Rendered Product Design + Production

Services Rendered Product Design + Production

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Thranduil's Sword

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Thranduil's Sword
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"CALICO" DMFG, LLC is an independent design STUDIO located in the heart of Los Angeles, California.