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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.


The standard of first self designed projects has been exceptional this year both in design and execution. This desk / sewing table was designed and made by Pete Craven. Keep an eye on Facebook or www.instagram.com/watersandacland/?ref=badge for the development of his next project. It's going to be a stunner. ... See MoreSee Less

This coffee table by designer maker student Mark Harding is looking really sharp. The way the walnut sunburst wraps around the mitred edge of the carcase is a real success.

This is Marks second self designed project on the 2017/18 44 week designer maker course.

If you are interested in joining the 2018/19 designer maker course then do get in touch. We still have places available for the full 44 week as well as the 1 and 2 term options.

Call Will or Oliver on 01539 822852 or mail info@watersandacland.co.uk
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Another top quality first self designed project nears completion in the furniture school. To see more work in progress shots why not follow us on Instagram. Nearly 140,000 others already do and they get a real insight into life within the school. Just click this link and then click follow. www.instagram.com/watersandacland/?ref=badge ... See MoreSee Less

A stunning first self designed project from designer maker student Mark Eden. No rest however as we work closely with our students so that as one project ends the next is fully resolved, modelled on the computer and has full workshop drawings printed out and ready to go. Watch this space to see Marks second project develop. He has certainly set the bar high with this one. ... See MoreSee Less

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

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school