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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.


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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.


We love our job. Let us teach you how to do it. W&A Furniture School. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday's from the archive the Slackwood sideboard.

Made from the ancient Yew felled on the site of our clients magnificent extension this beautiful sideboard echoes both the curves and materials used within it. The vibrant orange, red tones work wonderfully alongside the local Kirkby blue slate.
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Taking shape, literally. ... See MoreSee Less

New chair update: Tim's started to add more twisty curvy bits, to the other twisty curvy bit.😂 ... See MoreSee Less

The New chair design is starting to "take shape" the mammoth task of gluing the continuous front legs went well. Tim is now working on some rough shaping and some very tricky jointing. ... See MoreSee Less

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