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Waters & Acland Fine Furniture Workshop and Furniture School


Waters and Acland is an award winning and thriving commercial fine furniture workshop and Furniture school based in the English Lake District National Park. They specialise in bespoke commissions with each unique design being made by highly skilled cabinet makers, with meticulous craftsmanship, and without compromise.

The guiding principal of ‘perfection in the making’ is applied to both the commercial cabinet making workshop as well as the Waters and Acland Furniture School. It is fundamental in the goal of providing furniture courses of the highest standard.


Furniture School

A visit to our furniture school is the best way to see that Waters and Acland have established a world class furniture training facility with furniture design and furniture making courses of a quality a career can be based upon, in arguably the most beautiful part of England, the English Lake District.

Our furniture courses are full time. Our tutors are true Guild Mark winning master craftsman. The school is part of our thriving commercial workshop. Our students aim high and quickly create stunning work. A life changing experience! Contact us today to arrange a visit.


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Some lovely words from our ex student Ali who recently finished an 8 week course here at the Furniture School:

"I really did not know what it means to get involved with wood before studying at Waters and Acland. Getting addicted to precision, understanding the working mechanisms of wooden furniture construction, smelling and touching the wood and experiencing its nature and materiality and getting inspired for a whole lifetime to produce and never get bored. Coming back to Istanbul and continuing my life here in the chaotic city as an architect, my days in lake district and waters and acland give me grounding, perspective and a feeling of a second home."
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Part 4. 90 layers of veneer. 6 makers glueing up. A big investment in time. Please be right!!! A longer video can be viewed on our you tube channel. www.youtube.com/user/watersandacland ... See MoreSee Less

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school