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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.


4 weeks ago


We still have 2 places left on our 1 week course starting on January 7th. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills or really push existing skills to the next level.

Contact Oliver on 01539 822852 or via email at info@watersandacland.co.uk for further details.
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1 month ago


Still places left on our 1 week hand skills course beginning on the 5th of November.

Interested, call Oliver on 01539 822852 or mail info@watersandacland.co.uk
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1 month ago



Course starting soon: Why not join us for a week of woodworking perfection. The course focusses on the core woodworking hand skills and is a great way to gain some fantastic new skills or to get a feel for life on one of our long format designer maker courses. This could be the start of a life changing experience.

The course runs on the week commencing the 5th of November. The course fee is £725.

Call Oliver on 01539 822852 or mail info@watersandacland.co.uk for further details.
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2 months ago



What an amazing year. Our 2017/18 designer maker students produced some truly beautiful pieces of finely crafted fine furniture. The team here at the school have a passion for both the craft of fine furniture making as well as design. We obsess about every detail and the workshop motto of 'perfection in the making' is absorbed by all of our students.

All these pieces were made by students attending our 2017/18 designer maker courses. Many of these students came with no previous experience of design or furniture making. It's amazing what can be achieved in just 1 year within our furniture school. Interested? We still have places for January and September 2019 starts.

For further info just give us a call on 01539 822852 or mail Oliver or Will at info@watersandacland.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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2 months 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

Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school