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Waters & Acland Fine Furniture Workshop and Furniture School



Furniture

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.


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4 days ago

WATERS & ACLAND

These dovetails really are stunning in cherry.
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7 days ago

WATERS & ACLAND

Stumbled upon this epic pano-slide of our Art Deco marquetry tambour Cunard cabinet. Just had to share...
Inspired by resort posters from the period the bespoke marquetry was designed by @holly.acland.illustration Holly had a lot of fun with this. In particular with lots of discreet inclusions; her name on one boat, a W&A logo on the sail of a yacht and lots of personalised details for the client.
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2 weeks ago

WATERS & ACLAND

Not the most useful joint in the world. But a great exercise for learning to control your chisel, particularly for honing your paring technique.
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2 weeks ago

WATERS & ACLAND

Not the most useful joint in the world. But a great exercise for learning to control your chisel, particularly for honing your paring technique.
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#woodwork #woodworking #furnituredesign #DESIGN #handtools #woodshop #furnituremaker #finewoodworking #handcraft #handmade #woodcraft #workshop #furnitureschool #finefurniture #joinery #paring
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2 weeks ago

WATERS & ACLAND

Designed and made for a passionate conservationist, our Ozone sideboard was part of a suite of furniture commissioned in 2015.
It is predominantly made from two logs of English ash, with black walnut ‘reeds’. The design, with restraint, references Art Nouveau, but it is also directly inspired by a study of surface tension and what happens when liquids meet solids...
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