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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.


5 days ago


Some lovely work coming out of the workshops of former designer maker student James Rowland. Take a look at his work at www.knotartesanal.com ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago


As promised here are the studio shots of Gareth Hardings beautiful cherry chair. Such a sophisticated and well crafted piece. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago


Nice to see Gareth's chair nearing completion. Studio shots to follow soon..... ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago


FINAL PLACES available for our 1 week courses running on the weeks commencing the 23rd and 30th of July. Why not join us and master the core woodworking hand skills. No previous experience is required and a big pile of fluffy wood shavings are guaranteed! Call Oliver or Will on 01539 822852 or mail info@watersandacland.co.uk for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago


Wow, things are getting interesting in the pro bench room!

If you would like to see this piece up close and personal why not join us for our 1 week taster course beginning on the 23rd of July this year. We still have 2 places left. You won't be making a master piece like this but we can guarantee some precision woodworking and big piles of fluffy wood shavings!

For details call 01539 822 852 or mail info@watersandacland.co.uk
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Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school