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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.


NEW TASTER courses added. We have added 2 new dates for our 1 week taster courses this year. The weeks commencing the 23rd of April and the 23rd of July. Why not join us to learn / improve the core woodworking skills of tool preparation and sharpening, hand planing, chisel use, marking and measuring.... These weeks are all about super accurate woodworking and big piles of super thin shavings. Drop us a mail at info@watersandacland.co.uk for further details. These places won't be available for long. ... See MoreSee Less

Things are BOOKING up fast. We have very limited availability for our 2018 taster courses running on the weeks commencing the 16th of April and 30th of July. These intensive 1 week courses focus exclusively on the accurate use of beautiful hand tools. They are also a superb way of getting a real feel for what our longer term designer maker courses have to offer.

As for the 2018/19 designer maker courses which begin in September this year they are also filling up fast. We currently have only 1 place remaining for the 1 term only course with 4 places available for the full 3 term course.

For further information call Oliver or Will on 01539 822 852 or drop us a mail at info@watersandacland.co.uk
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Designer maker student Jeff has really pushed his hand skills to the limit with his concave fronted wall hanging cabinet. So many complex elements in this piece. ... See MoreSee Less

Hand crafted cabinets lining up ready for a photo shoot.

If you would like to be one of our 2018/19 designer maker students we have limited places available for 1, 2 or the full 3 terms. Get in touch for further information at info@watersandacland.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)1539 822852
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Lot's of wall hanging cabinets coming together in the furniture school. Our 2017/18 designer maker students are now spending time in the machine room working on the occasional table project. They are also getting close to completing the designs for their first self designed projects. Term 1 in the furniture is pretty intense with so much to learn before that self designed project begins. We really look forward to the results of these endeavours however, and I we certainly expect some amazing designs to be realised over the coming months. Watch this space! ... See MoreSee Less

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school