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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.


LATE AVAILABILITY on our 2017/18 designer maker course. Due to a last minute drop out on our designer maker course starting on September 4th, Yes, that's in just 3 weeks time, we are offering a £2000 discount to anyone able to take the available place. Choose either 1, 2 or all 3 terms of the intense designer maker course. As it's such late notice we will also throw in a starter tool kit worth over £500.

Give me a call on 07772447362 or email info@watersandacland.co.uk

An exciting journey awaits.
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The 'Shaw' table is the latest piece to be completed by Tim Smith in the professional bench room. This stunning dining table is 2.4 metres in length and is made from clean English ash. A sophisticated and subtle design by designer and design tutor Will Acland. ... See MoreSee Less

We still have a couple of places left on our 1 week course starting on the 21st of August 2017. Why not join us for a week of mastering the core woodworking hand skills in our Lake District furniture school. Call Oliver or Will on 01539822852 for further details. Alternatively drop us a mail at info@watersandacland.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

It was sad to see designer maker student Fer leave the furniture school this week. She has been a fantastic student who has a real passion for furniture making and design. This passion for creativity and her absolute determination to make things to the very best of her ability is illustrated brilliantly in these amazing bedside cabinets. What a triumph. What a way to bow out. In real style!!!!

Don't be a stranger Fer. You will be missed.
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What a beautiful piece and what a stunning achievement for somebody who has only being designing and making furniture for a few months. Designer maker student Mark Dunning put passion and tremendous energy into his time here at the furniture school. This piece is testament to what can be achieved when you combine those ingredients with some high quality teaching. Well done Mark. You should be very proud of this fine sideboard. It's a stunner. ... See MoreSee Less

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school