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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.


3 weeks ago


This is designer maker student Lasse Kannegieter working on his first self designed project. He has obsessed about every detail and we can't wait to see the final result. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago


Designer maker student Tom Galt is combining CNC technology with hand skills in the production of his ash dining chair. As always there are loads of interesting projects taking shape in the workshop and furniture school.

We still have a couple of places left for our designer maker courses starting this September. You can choose 1 term, 2 terms or the full 44 week 3 term course. For more info call Oliver on 01539 822852 or send us a mail at info@watersandacland.co.uk
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1 month ago


When we posted the first image from this short video on our Instagram feed www.instagram.com/watersandacland last week there seemed to be some confusion as to how these beautiful handles were created by our designer maker student Tom Galt. I hope this short video sheds some light on the subject!

STILL PLACES LEFT for our 1 week taster course starting on Monday the 8th of April and for our 1, 2 or full 3 term designer maker courses starting in Sepetember.

For more information mail info@watersandacland.co.uk or call Oliver on 01539822852
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1 month ago


Such a cool desk, designed and made by student Tom Galt. The attention to detail is top drawer! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago


Designer maker student Lasser combining a creative design with some creative spindle jigs. ... See MoreSee Less

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school