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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.


3 days ago


We encourage our designer maker students to include traditionally fitted drawers in their first self designed projects. Chris Wiseman did a great job of fitting these drawers. It's such a fulfilling moment when you get those drawers running perfectly.

If you would like to join us on the 2018/19 designer maker course starting this September please call us on 01539 822852 or email info@watersandacland.co.uk
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4 days ago


Its always nice to look back at some of the inspiring projects made by our designer maker students. Harry Skiving really took a shine to relief carving following on of our technical practise days here in the school. The concept behind these technical practise days which occur regularly during term 1 of the designer maker course is to inspire future designs. It certainly worked with Harry.

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE: If you would like to join us for the 2018/19 designer maker course (starting this September) we still have places available. You can come for the full 44 week 3 term course or if it works better for you there is the option to come for just term 1 or the first 2 terms. Please get in touch for more information. Call Oliver or Will on 01539 822852 or email info@watersandacland.co.uk

1 WEEK TASTER COURSES: We still have a couple of places left for our 1 week courses running on the weeks commencing the 23rd and 30th of July.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Oliver and Will
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And this is Mark Hardings coffee table in action. ... See MoreSee Less

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Another great project from this years designer maker students. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago


Yesterday the 2017/18 designer maker gang spent the day bending wood with creative steam bending expert Charlie Whinney www.learnsteambending.com A fun time was had by all. Lot's of learning. Lot's of creativity. Lot's of inspiration for future designs. ... See MoreSee Less

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school