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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.


Designer maker student Jeff has really pushed his hand skills to the limit with his concave fronted wall hanging cabinet. So many complex elements in this piece. ... See MoreSee Less

Hand crafted cabinets lining up ready for a photo shoot.

If you would like to be one of our 2018/19 designer maker students we have limited places available for 1, 2 or the full 3 terms. Get in touch for further information at info@watersandacland.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)1539 822852
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Lot's of wall hanging cabinets coming together in the furniture school. Our 2017/18 designer maker students are now spending time in the machine room working on the occasional table project. They are also getting close to completing the designs for their first self designed projects. Term 1 in the furniture is pretty intense with so much to learn before that self designed project begins. We really look forward to the results of these endeavours however, and I we certainly expect some amazing designs to be realised over the coming months. Watch this space! ... See MoreSee Less

It's been great fun revisiting these images of the amazing box designed and made by Chris Wiseman on the 2015/16 designer maker course. Inspirational stuff. ... See MoreSee Less

The latest piece to be made in the pro workshop here at Waters and Acland Workshop and School is this magnificent ash dining table featuring an incredible dovetailed leg joint.

If you are interesting in commissioning a piece of fine furniture please do get in touch on 01539822852 or via email at info@watersandacland.co.uk
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Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school