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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.


And here are the results of designer maker student Harrys efforts. An amazing first attempt at relief carving. Beautiful and inspiring stuff which I'm sure will influence Harrys future work. Thats the point of these specialist training days!! Next up a master class on surface treatments. Scorching, fuming, ebonising...... ... See MoreSee Less

Designer maker student Fer has just put the final coat of oil on her fabulous 'mouseman' inspired stool. It's such a beautiful and tactile object that I'm sure Fer will cherish forever more. A great achievement Fer. You should be very proud of this piece.

Right. Onto the next one!!!
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Sycamore table legs. 3 of 5 waiting to be jointed before coming together to be the base of a 1.9m diameter dining table. Look easy? It's not!!!

And from letter carving to relief carving. Todays master class in the furniture school focuses on the use of relief carving in traditional and contemporary furniture making. Designer maker student Harry seems to be picking it up pretty quickly!! ... See MoreSee Less

Next weeks master class focuses on creative relief carving. Can our students reproduce work like this sample from head tutor Graham? ... See MoreSee Less

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school