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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.


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

Gareth first self designed project is complete. From no woodworking experience to this in just six months. An amazing achievement which is testament to what can be accomplished when you combine hard work, talent and some top quality teaching. Next up for Gareth a beautiful figured cherry chair with bridle leather seat. ... See MoreSee Less

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

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school